The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, 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 20 prospects over the next few weeks. Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site.
To recap the countdown so far:
20. Jin-De Jhang, C
19. Andrew Oliver, LHP
We continue the countdown with the number 18 prospect, Vic Black.
18. Vic Black, RHP
The Pirates drafted Black in the supplemental portion of the first round in the 2009 draft. He was viewed as a potential late inning reliever who could throw 96 MPH out of the bullpen. He had trouble staying healthy early in his career, missing most of the 2010 season, and spending most of the 2011 season rehabbing.
After missing the 2010 season, the Pirates moved Black to the bullpen to speed up...
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