Baseball America Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America released their Top 100 Prospects today for the 2009 season. The list is determined by votes of six people at Baseball America. The Pirates prospects, and their Estimated Time Arrival to the majors (according to BA) are as follows:

12. Pedro Alvarez

Estimated Time Arrival: 2009

33. Andrew McCutchen

Estimated Time Arrival: 2009

75. Jose Tabata

Estimated Time Arrival: 2010

The usual suspects. I guess the only thing that might be surprising is Alvarez in the majors this year. I can see him getting a September callup if he moves through the system fast enough.

For McCutchen, I think June is the latest we will see him in the majors.

I agree with the 2010 forecast for Tabata. He will most likely start the year at AA, move to AAA when McCutchen is called up, and will probably take the same path as McCutchen next season, spending time at AAA to start the year before getting called up (after his arbitration clock is delayed).

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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