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My top 30 Pirate prospects

My top 30 Pirate prospects

It is the time of year for prospect lists. Last year, I tried to count down my top 25 prospects, with a separate post for each player. Somewhere in the teens, real life got in the way and I never finished. This year, I will go over my top 30 list in one post.

Here are a few other prospect lists, if you are interested.
Baseball America
Bucco Fans
Bucs Dugout
John Sickels
Only Bucs
WHYGAVS (pitchers coming soon)
1. Pedro Alvarez – Clearly the top prospect in the system. Alvarez has an impact bat that should make him a perennial All-Star candidate, regardless of his ultimate defensive position.
2. Jose Tabata – His power is the only thing missing at this point. Tabata has an exceptional line drive swing with very good plate discipline. Solid range and a strong arm should make ...

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Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.

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