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Playing shortstop for the Bradenton Marauders last year, Cheng emerged as one of the best leadoff hitters in the system in 2022. He’ll be one of a handful of prospects to play in the World Baseball Classic for the Pirates.
WBC Warm-Up Game
Team Taiwan's 鄭宗哲 (Cheng Tsung-Che) crushes a go-ahead 2-run shot. The 21-year-old Pittsburgh Pirates prospect (A) is likely to be Taiwan's leadoff hitter in the WBC.#WorldBaseballClassic #MLBTW pic.twitter.com/UmX8T1P3qg
— CPBL STATS – ♥️ #95, Mina (@GOCPBL) March 5, 2023
In a warmup game, he launches a home run, and judging by the tweet should be playing a big part in Taiwan’s lineup as the leadoff hitter.
The Pirates brought the veteran infielder in as a non-roster invitee, giving him an opportunity to make the 26-man roster. He’s played well this spring, even going deep in Sunday’s game.
A big blast by Chris Owings! pic.twitter.com/a3yFQTmHxX
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) March 5, 2023
More Draft Prospects Highlights
The Pirates have the first overall pick in the upcoming 2023 draft, and there will be no shortage of names vying for the top spot. Dylan Crews, who many believe is the front runner, had another big weekend for LSU.
Need a 2-RBI double? Dial Dylan ☎️@__dc4__ | SECN+ pic.twitter.com/yzH1hoC4W0
— LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball) March 5, 2023
Here he drives in two on this double. He’s been every bit of the player most expected him to be so far this season.
Strikeout #️⃣1️⃣4️⃣#GoGators // 📺: https://t.co/uDqriVo0jQ pic.twitter.com/jK1LEaCKBh
— Florida Gators Baseball (@GatorsBB) March 4, 2023
While he’s probably a little too far down the list to be considered, Hurston Waldrop is still among the nation’s top college pitching prospects, own one of the best changeups out there. This was his 14th strikeout of the game against ranked Miami.
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.
Hurston Waldrop? Sounds like my ex-wife’s lawyer!