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First Pitch: The Top Prospect Lists

First Pitch: The Top Prospect Lists

Baseball America released their top 100 prospects today, and four Pittsburgh Pirates made the list. The release of Baseball America's list means that pretty much all of the major prospect lists have been released. We've already heard from Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com, Keith Law, and Baseball Prospectus. John Sickels is expected to release his list on Friday. For now, let's take a look at how the Pirates prospects have stacked up on each list.

 

Player
BA
BP
Law
MLB.com

Gerrit Cole
12
9
10
11

Jameson Taillon
15
13
16
8

Josh Bell
60
43
67
69

Starling Marte
73
56
72
40

Luis Heredia
110*
42
110*
NR

Robbie Grossman
NR
76
86
NR

*Mentioned as one of ten prospects who just missed the top 100

The lists had anywhere from four to six people ranked. Baseball America and MLB.com each had four players in the top 100. Luis Heredia was mentioned as one of ten players who just missed the cut for Baseball America, while MLB.com didn't release any such lists. Baseball Prospectus had ...

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