Prospect Roundtable: Who Has Made the Biggest Jump in the First Half?

The most encouraging thing you want to see from the Pirates farm system are breakout performers.

The prospect game is a game of attrition, which means the more options you have, the more likely it is you end up with a productive Major League player.

The Pirates need to rely on their farm system more than, say, the New York Yankees. That makes it especially important for them to develop as much talent as possible.

This week we are reviewing the first half performances on Prospect Roundtable. The other article this week looks at which prospects gave us the most concern in the first half. This one looks at which prospects made the biggest jump in our rankings.

As usual, all picks were submitted without knowledge of anyone else's picks. Ryan Palencer's picks were limited to Indiana...



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D**n shame Gorski got hurt. I was hoping for a look see at Indy at the end.

I am also 100% with Ryan on Bae. He should be playing 2b, not Van Meter or (soon to be?) Newman.


Like Bae a lot, but if Liover Peguero continues to improve, we might be seeing a MI of Oneil Cruz and Liover Peguero sometime in ’23. In my opinion, VanMeter and Newman are not what this club is about if we want to improve. Not needed on the 26.

I was hoping to see Gorski at AAA especially after he continued to hit for power at AA after the promotion from A+. He is definitely a keeper.


Carlos Jimenez, with projectable fastball can we get regular readings for what he is throwing? Being a rail thin guy last year it would be wonderful if he starts developing a real fastball


I was expecting to see a Javier Rivas mention

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I actually think I’m going to go with Ryan on this one. Bae is someone I thought could handle himself as a possible speed and defense player, that may find a way to push himself into everyday reps, but mostly didn’t know at what position. With how he’s played, I think he’s broadened himself past just a speed and defense player, and one that should have every chance to come up and cement himself as the everyday 2B.


Great stuff boys!!


Wow, three Carlos Jimenez takes! You have my attention.

Jump in command and changeup made Mike Burrows the easy pick for me, but now I’m second guessing.

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