Baseball America released their rankings for the best tools in the minor leagues last week. Four Pittsburgh Pirates prospects ended up on the lists.
At the AAA level, Alex Presley and Gorkys Hernandez were both recognized in the International League. Presley was named as having the best strike zone judgement in the league, while Hernandez was cited as having the best outfield arm in the league.
In A-ball, Robbie Grossman was named as having the best strike zone judgement in the Florida State League, which is no surprise considering the amount of walks he has taken. Jameson Taillon took three categories in the South Atlantic League, being named the best pitching prospect in the league, and being listed with the best fastball and the best breaking pitch....
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