2011 Draft

Where Do the New Picks Rank in the System?

Where Do the New Picks Rank in the System?

Where would the new draft picks rank in the system?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have yet to sign a draft pick, and no individual signing is guaranteed.  That's not stopping us from projecting where the 2011 draft picks would rank with the current top ten prospects.  Each Pirates Prospects writer got together a mid-season list, and figured out where the new picks would fit in.  Obviously this is on a "if they all sign, this is where we'd rank them" hypothetical situation.  Here are the rankings, with our analysis on the new players.

Tim Williams

1. Gerrit Cole
2. Jameson Taillon
3. Luis Heredia
4. Josh Bell
5. Starling Marte
6. Tony Sanchez
7. Stetson Allie
8. Rudy Owens
9. Colton Cain
10. Justin Wilson

At this point in the season I don't have set in stone rankings, but tiers of players.  I'll have a tier for the five star prospects, a tier for guys with a ton of upside, but some risk involved, a tier for guys who profile as average to above average players, and so on.  ...

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