The Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide is now available, featuring over 250 prospect reports, the 2012 top 50 prospects, a feature on the top four pitching prospects in the system, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates' farm system that you can find. While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top ten prospects over the next week. Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site.
To recap the countdown so far:
10. Nick Kingham
9. Kyle McPherson
8. Stetson Allie
7. Tony Sanchez
6. Robbie Grossman
5. Luis Heredia
4. Josh Bell
We continue the countdown with the number three prospect, Starling Marte.
Starling Marte hit for a .332 average with 12 homers in 2011.
3. Starling Marte, OF
There were a lot of questions surrounding Marte heading in to the 2011 season. We had him as our number two overall prospect last year, but a lot of people had concerns over his plate patience and ...
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