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
We continue the countdown with the number 19 prospect, Andrew Oliver.
19. Andrew Oliver, LHP
Oliver was one of the top prospects in baseball heading into the 2011 season. That was following his debut as a pro in 2010 where he made it to the majors in his first year with the Detroit Tigers. Oliver started off well in Double-A, but saw control issues as he moved up. Those control issues have remained in 2011 and 2012, lowering his value.
The Pirates acquired Oliver from the Tigers during the Winter Meetings in exchange ...
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