Pirates Have Three in Baseball America Top 100

Taillon and Allie both rated on Baseball America's top 100 prospects for the 2011 season.

Baseball America released their top 100 prospects for the 2011 season today, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have three prospects on the list.  To access the Baseball America rankings, go here.

The top Pirates prospect, Jameson Taillon, came in at number 11 on the list.  Taillon is the highest rated Pirates’ pitching prospect on a Baseball America top 100 since Kris Benson rated seventh in 1998.  He is the second highest rated Pirates prospect on a Baseball America top 100 since that 1998 list, falling only behind Pedro Alvarez, who rated eighth last year.

Tony Sanchez came in next at #46 on the list.  Sanchez was rated 79th on the 2010 list.  Baseball America listed 2012 as his estimated time arrival to the majors.

Stetson Allie was the final Pirates prospect to make the list, coming in at #79.  Interestingly enough, Baseball America listed 2013 as the ETA for both Taillon and Allie.

The Pirates have had exactly three players in Baseball America’s top 100 in each of the last six years.

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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 AccuScore.com, 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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  • Anonymous

    Frank Coonelly is probably incensed that Drabek is #29 and Owens is unranked. In my opinion, Drabek should be in the 50’s and Owens in the mid 70’s.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J67U5L7WPMYAL2GM53EXLB4SAU JAL

    Looked at the list twice and can only find two Pirates in 2010–Alvarez and Sanchez–am I missing one?