By Jason Shetler
Here are the following prospects that had breakout seasons this year in the Pirates system.
Adam Frazier: Not only did Adam Frazier break out this season, but he was one of the best hitters in the organization. The left-handed hitting shortstop compiled a .324 average while posting an .801 OPS in 103 games for AA Altoona.
Austin Coley: After struggling in short season ball last year, Austin Coley had himself a good 2015 campaign. The 23-year-old righty posted a 3.66 ERA along with a 1.17 WHIP in 27 starts for the West Virginia Power. Coley showed excellent control, as he put up a 1.5 BB/9.
Jordan Luplow: In just his first full season of pro ball, Jordan Luplow put up some impressive numbers. The Pirates third round selection from a year ago had a .366 on base percentage with an OPS of .830 in 106 games played for the Power. Luplow also hit 36 doubles, which led all Pirates minor leaguers this year.
Max Moroff: As a 16th round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, Max Moroff is now looking like a diamond in the rough for the Pirates. His 2015 numbers were solid for a second baseman, as he posted a .374 on base and a .783 OPS in 136 games with the Altoona Curve. Moroff had the third most walks in the Eastern League with 70.
Pablo Reyes: Signed by the Pirates out of the Dominican Republic in 2012, Pablo Reyes took a nice step forward this season. The 22-year-old second baseman put up an on base of .345 with a .783 OPS and 27 stolen bases in 108 games played with the West Virginia Power.
Yeudy Garcia: In 2013, Yeudy Garcia signed with the Bucs out of the Dominican Republic. In 124 innings pitched this season for the West Virginia Power, Garcia was dominant against batters of the South Atlantic League, posting a 2.10 ERA along with a 1.07 WHIP and held opponents to a .204 average.