Analysis

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 him an above average corner defender. Even with only moderate power, he will be an impact player.
3. Brad Lincoln – A plus fastball and curve will likely make Lincoln a mid-rotation starter. If hi...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can log in below.

Analysis

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.

More in Analysis

The Pirates' Dominican Academy, which opened in 2008.

Why Some International Players Can Sign, But Have Trouble Entering the U.S.

Tim WilliamsJuly 2, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Gift Ngoepe’s Promotion Was a Long Time Coming

Sean McCoolJuly 1, 2015
Kevin Kramer June 21, 2015 Game 2

Pirates Second Round Pick Kevin Kramer is Disciplined and Evolving

Jamey ConlinJune 30, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Now That He’s Healthy, John Holdzkom is Back on the Pirates Radar

Ryan PalencerJune 30, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Struggles Against Left-Handers Continue

Nate BarnesJune 29, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

The Potential is There for Jose Osuna

Sean McCoolJune 29, 2015

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects