Pirates DVR: Canaan Smith-Njigba RBI, Jun-Seok Shim, Quinn Priester

Welcome to the Pirates Prospects daily video rundown, where we pull some of the top videos of the Pittsburgh Pirates across the internet. 

Canaan Smith-Njigba

The outfielder acquired in the Jameson Taillon is having one of the best camps this spring, and is among the team lead in several offensive categories. He picked up this double on Thursday, eventually scoring as well.

Jun-Seok Shim

The Pirates signed the righty out of Korea in the most recent international signing period. He decided to forego the KBO draft, where it was believed he could have been one of the first picks, to sign with the Pirates.

Not much has been seen or heard from him since coming over, and we finally got a decent look at him in Pirates City. You can see a couple of fastballs, along with both his curveball and slider.

Quinn Priester

We are less than a week away from the minor league season starting as well, with the Indianapolis Indians kicking things off March 31. While we aren’t 100% sure of who will be on the roster, it’d be safe to assume Priester will be one of them.

This is from what could be one of his last warm ups before the start of the season, where he worked five innings against the Baltimore Orioles.

Anthony began writing over 10 years ago, starting a personal blog to cover the 2011 MLB draft, where the Pirates selected first overall. After bouncing around many websites covering hockey, he refocused his attention to baseball, his first love when it comes to sports. He eventually found himself here at Pirates Prospects in late 2021, where he covers the team’s four full season minor league affiliates.

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Love the breaking balls from Shim. That curve would’ve been rocked because he left it up in the zone but it looks like it has potential if he can get more break on it to fall a few more inches. The slider looks like it could be a weapon in the future. Especially from an 18 year old those are both really good pitches in my opinion.


In other news, MLBTR has an article up saying Heyman is reporting Pirates and Reynolds are talking extension again.

My two cents, if they don’t get it done this time, Reynolds is surely dealt away this summer. I think they get it done though.


I also strongly suspect they’ll get it done. Personally, I could go either way. With limited payroll, you have to find value. I don’t think a deal with Reynolds will bring value. He sort of is what he is. A really good but not great player.


Agree on Reynolds…good/very good player. in the scheme of Pirate post season teams he is a better/switching hitting not as good Of as Andy VanSlyke to Barry Bonds……the Al Oliver to Clemente, Stargell, Parker.or a better Marte to Cutch.

We need to find a Clemente/StargellParker/Bonds/Cutch superstar to get to the next level. O’Neil Cruz is the only guy in the system who has that potential and he isn’t certain to be Reynolds level.


I agree. I prefer to sign Keller and Cruz and Endy.


Nickles will have to come through, God help us!

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