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).