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GCL Pirates 2011 Season Recap: Top Prospects

GCL Pirates 2011 Season Recap: Top Prospects

We've talked about top prospects in the overall system in the past, and I've mentioned my preference for tiered rankings.  The obvious top tier in the GCL this year was Luis Heredia.  There's no question that he stood above everyone else in the rankings.  After that, it's very difficult to rank players.  A lot of guys at this level are very raw, making it hard to project what they could eventually become in the majors, or making it hard to project if they will even make the majors at all.  For that reason, the rankings below can vary greatly.

Our top 10 overall prospects factors in all of the individual rankings.  The individual rankings also include the best pitcher, hitter, biggest surprise, and biggest disappointments of the year.  The rankings factor in all of the players at the lev...

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