Keith Law Releases His Top 50 Draft Prospects

Keith Law has released his top 50 draft prospects for ESPN Insider subscribers. Some of the notable rankings:

**Mark Appel is first overall.

**The Pirates pick 9th and 14th. Law has Jon Denney at 9th, and Kohl Stewart 14th. Denney is a high school catcher, who Law calls “a good-throwing catcher who receives well, hits and hits for power.” Stewart is a prep pitcher who throws 90-94 and has a commitment to be a quarterback at Texas A&M.

**Law has former Pirates pick Jason Hursh ranked 29th overall. Hursh was taken in the 6th round in 2010.

**There are a few players who were consistently in the 9-14 range in other rankings, but who Law has lower. Those players include Jonathon Crawford (26), Reese McGuire (28), Colin Moran (30), and Oscar Mercado (34).

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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