The Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten off to a rough start in 2014. The offense hasn't yet awakened from its offseason hibernation, and pitchers aren't getting run support.
While Pittsburgh has not fared well in 2014, there are a number of prospects in the minors who are making their case for a potential call-up.
Here is a look at five minor leaguers who have gotten off to the hottest starts in 2014 for the Pirates' organization.
*This ranked list is based solely on player performances in 2014. All statistics are courtesy of Baseball Reference.