Pirates Have Five in the FanGraphs Top 100 Prospect List

Marc Hulet of FanGraphs has released his top 100 list, with five Pittsburgh Pirates prospects making the cut. The five players are the usual suspects that have been on every other top prospect list that has been announced so far.

Coming in at number six was Gerrit Cole. Only one pitcher was ahead of Cole, and that was Dylan Bundy, who came in at number four.

Jameson Taillon came in at number 14. Hulet singled him out, noting that he was the first player on the list who doesn’t get enough attention.

Alen Hanson was the next prospect, ranked at number 33. Gregory Polanco followed at number 60, and Luis Heredia was ranked number 62.

Tim Williams

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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  • leadoff

    We hear a lot about Heredia, but we don’t hear much about Glasnow and he might be a better talent than Heredia. It seems like the people that put top lists together are moving the same deck chairs around. The Pirates draft a lot of players with frames that can change a lot in a couple of years, but they get labels attached to them and sometimes those labels might put a guy as a 4th or 5th starter in the majors, but he may be developing and that does not seem to be taken into consideration at times.

  • piratemike

    Tim, has the Pirate Annual been printed and shipped yet?

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      I mentioned in First Pitch last night that it is shipping this week. There was a delay getting it from the publisher since FedEx suspended shipping last week due to the storms.

      • piratemike

        Sorry Tim, I don’t know how I missed it because I read the article about Irwin.
        I bought the combo for my Brother and everytime he calls me he asks about where it is.