Pirates Have Four in MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects

MLB.com will be releasing their top 100 prospects tonight, announcing the top 50 live on MLB Network and MLB.com. I’ll have this post updated throughout the night as the position of different Pirates are announced.

UPDATE 9:10 PM: The 51-100 rankings have been posted to MLB.com. Alen Hanson comes in at #54, and Gregory Polanco comes in at #65. They’ve counted down from 50 to 39 on the broadcast and no other Pirates have been announced.

UPDATE 9:18 PM: They’ve announced down to pick number 27, and no Luis Heredia. Noah Syndergaard was rated 29th, and was the number 10 right-handed pitcher. So it looks like Heredia didn’t make the top 100. Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole will both be on the list, giving the Pirates four prospects in the top 100.

UPDATE 9:28 PM: Jameson Taillon comes in ranked 15th.

UPDATE 9:36 PM: Gerrit Cole is ranked 9th.

UPDATE 10:54 PM: In the sidebar of this article is a points ranking system, awarding points based on where teams had prospects ranked. A team gets 100 points for the number one prospect, 99 for number two, and so on. The Pirates finished sixth in this list. The top five were Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Minnesota, and Miami. I don’t think that can be translated to farm system rankings, since it’s only limited to top 100 prospects. It is interesting to see how teams stack up from this list.

Enjoy this story? Pirates Prospects will be switching to a subscription site on 4/13, so that we can continue bringing you the best Pirates coverage there is. For a very small monthly price, you can continue getting articles like this, along with coverage from every minor league city. Get more information here, and subscribe today!

Share This Article

Tim Williams

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.

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #4 – Alen Hanson

Next Story »

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #3 – Gregory Polanco

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.beam.16 Matt Beam

    what a joke re: no Heredia in the top 100; I’m sure the Braves have a ton of pitchers in the top 100 who’ll never turn out to be anything but trade chips that never pan out

  • http://www.facebook.com/kirk.vandergrift Kirk Lee

    Wish they’d taken a closer look at Taillon.

  • Ecbucs

    Having 4 on list is fine too bad that there isn’t someone else closer to majors than Polanco and Hanson.

    Who knows, Heredia may have been 101. If he has a decent 2013 he’ll be on list next year (with Bell added too if he meets expectations).

  • http://www.facebook.com/ian.rothermund Ian Rothermund

    I was relatively disappointed in their coverage, not going to lie. I can’t only imagine how fans of other teams feel though. You can tell the older guy doesn’t really know what he’s talking about; just reads off the prompter. Then Mayo has to come in and actually supply people with real knowledge.

Latest Analysis

  • Gregory Polanco

    Q&A: Trading Prospects For Rentals, Polanco Concerns, Meadows vs Appel

    11 hours ago

    I missed the Q&A last week due to a common problem in Spring Training: I forgot what day it was. It was around 6:00 that I was ...

    Read More
  • Nick Kingham f

    Improving His Two-Seam Fastball will Make Nick Kingham a More Effective Pitcher

    2 days ago

    With Jameson Taillon returning from Tommy John surgery, and unlikely to make an impact at the Major League level early in the year, the top prospect to ...

    Read More
  • Arquimedes Caminero 3

    The Roster Situations That Could Impact the Makeup of the Pirates Bullpen

    4 days ago

    There are less than two weeks remaining in Spring Training, and the one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates had actual position battles is heating up. There were ...

    Read More
  • Jordan Luplow

    How the Pirates are Trying to Stay Ahead of the Curve With the New Draft Rules

    5 days ago

    The 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement brought a lot of changes to Major League Baseball. The biggest change for the Pittsburgh Pirates came in the draft. From 2008-2011, ...

    Read More
  • Alen Hanson

    The Key For Alen Hanson to Help the Pirates in the Majors This Year

    5 days ago

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates moved Alen Hanson to second base last year, part of the plan was to get him to the majors faster by putting him at ...

    Read More
  • Tyler Glasnow 2

    What the Stats Don’t Tell You About Tyler Glasnow

    7 days ago

    The stat line for Tyler Glasnow’s start at Pirate City yesterday looked great: 3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K. The lone run ...

    Read More
  • JaCoby Jones Josh Bell

    JaCoby Jones Did Fine in the Move to Shortstop, But Needs to Cut Down on Strikeouts

    1 week ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted JaCoby Jones as an outfielder in the third round of the 2013 draft, then surprised everyone the following year when they moved him ...

    Read More
  • Cody Dickson is a lefty with the upside of a middle of the rotation starter. (Photo Credit: Mark Olson)

    The Mental Adjustment that Led to Cody Dickson’s Dominant 2014 Second Half

    1 week ago

    Trusting his stuff and not trying to do too much — that has been the key for left-handed pitcher Cody Dickson so far in his professional baseball ...

    Read More
  • Third Base Mathisen Luplow Joe

    Who’s on Third? In the Pirates’ Farm System, It Could Be Anyone

    1 week ago

    If you have ever played third base in your life — professional, college, high school, slow pitch softball — then the Pittsburgh Pirates might be contacting you ...

    Read More
  • Jason Creasy

    Another Pitcher to Watch From the Pirates’ 2011 Draft

    2 weeks ago

    The 2011 draft is shaping up to be a great class for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They picked first overall that year, so naturally you’d expect good things ...

    Read More
  • Browse More Articles

    More