Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top 20 Prospects

Gerrit Cole is the number one prospect in the system for the second year in a row.

Gerrit Cole is the number one prospect in the system for the second year in a row.

Today we completed the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates top 20 prospects countdown with the shocking revelation that Gerrit Cole was the number one prospect in the system. The full list of players can be found in the links below, with write-ups on each player. The full top 50 list, as well as reports on every other player in the system, is only available in the Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide, which 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.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site.

Here are the top 20 reports.

20. Jin-De Jhang, C

19. Andrew Oliver, LHP

18. Vic Black, RHP

17. Adrian Sampson, RHP

16. Wyatt Mathisen, C

15. Bryan Morris, RHP

14. Justin Wilson, LHP

13. Tony Sanchez, C

12. Dilson Herrera, 2B

11. Clay Holmes, RHP

10. Nick Kingham, RHP

9. Kyle McPherson, RHP

8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP

7. Barrett Barnes, OF

6. Josh Bell, OF

5. Luis Heredia, RHP

4. Alen Hanson, SS

3. Gregory Polanco, OF

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP

Author: 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.

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