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Changes at the Top — Impact of the Pirates’ Draft

Changes at the Top — Impact of the Pirates’ Draft

The Pirates’ 2010 draft signings changed the profile of their farm system in a hurry.  Earlier in the season, the system had graduated several top prospects in Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata and Brad Lincoln, as well as Neil Walker, who’s suddenly re-emerged as one of the organization’s best young talents.  We’ve each taken a look, in the form of top ten prospect lists, at how the system stands now.

Now that he's signed, Taillon is the consensus top prospect in the Pirates' system.

Tim

1.         Jameson Taillon, RHP

2.         Tony Sanchez, C

3.         Bryan Morris, RHP

4.         Starling Marte, OF

5.         Stetson Allie, RHP

6.         Rudy Owens, LHP

7.         Chase d'Arnaud, SS

8.         Jeff Locke, LHP

9.         Zach Von Rosenberg, RHP

10.       Andrew Lambo, OF

There hasn't been much of a change in my prospect order since my mid-season top 30, although that list was a month ago, which doesn't leave much time for signific...

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