Analysis

Starling Marte and Kyle McPherson Are Top Eastern League Prospects

Starling Marte and Kyle McPherson Are Top Eastern League Prospects

Baseball America continued their top 20 prospect lists today with the 2011 Eastern League top 20.  Two Pirates prospects made the list: Starling Marte and Kyle McPherson.  Scouting reports for all of the top 20 can be viewed here by subscribers.

Marte was named the seventh best prospect in the league, and the fourth best hitting prospect.  Baseball America mentioned that he has similar tools to Austin Jackson.  Marte had a strong season, although injury shortened, in 2010, but didn't make the top 20 prospect list in Baseball America's view of the 2010 Florida State League.

Kyle McPherson was named the 20th best prospect in the league, after putting up a 3.02 ERA in 89 innings.  It is odd that McPherson made this list, but was left off the Florida State League list.  A scout quoted by...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

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.

More in Analysis

Nutting: “We need to have a commitment never to back away on the amateur draft again”

Tim WilliamsFebruary 20, 2017

Pirates Notebook: The Makeup of the Bench, Health of the Catchers, Early Camp Notes

Tim WilliamsFebruary 19, 2017

Alen Hanson’s First and Last Shot With the Pirates

Tim WilliamsFebruary 18, 2017

The Pirates Finally Made the Right Call For Their Outfield Alignment

Tim WilliamsFebruary 17, 2017

Tyler Glasnow Has a New Changeup: “The Scott Mitchell Special”

Tim WilliamsFebruary 16, 2017

The Pirates Bullpen Could Dominate in 2017 and Beyond

Tim WilliamsFebruary 15, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects