The Pirates Will Be Introducing All Of Their Minor League Position Players to Secondary Positions

BRADENTON, Fla. - The Pittsburgh Pirates are moving forward with a program to have all of their minor league players introduced to secondary positions.

That news was shared with me by Pirates' farm director John Baker, with the Pirates looking to give players a different look on the field. This isn't a novel approach, as the Pirates did this with a lot of players under Neal Huntington's system. A key difference is that under Huntington, this approach was used more for bench players in the upper levels to give them more paths to the big leagues, rather than used throughout the system.

The most extreme example of this is with Bubba Chandler, who is being developed as a two-way player. The Pirates are developing Chandler first as a right-handed pitcher, but also giving him a chance to p...

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