Pirates Have Seven Prospects in John Sickels’ Top 150

John Sickels released his top 150 prospects today, and has seven Pittsburgh Pirates prospects on the list. The list can be found here, as well as the thought process that goes into the list.

Gerrit Cole came in at fifth overall on the list, finishing as the second best pitcher behind Dylan Bundy (3). Next up was Jameson Taillon, who came in at number 17.

Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco were back to back, and both made the top 50. Hanson was ranked one spot ahead of Polanco at 49, while Polanco rounded out the top 50.

In keeping with every other prospect list, Sickels had Luis Heredia rounding out the top five Pirates prospects. Heredia was ranked number 74.

Most prospect lists stop at 100, but Sickels went a bit further, which gives us an idea where Josh Bell ranks. He had Bell at number 126, although he included a note that he didn’t know what to think of him at this point.

Barrett Barnes was the final Pirate on the list, ranked 133rd. Barnes was a first round compensation pick in the 2012 draft, which the Pirates received for losing Ryan Doumit to free agency.

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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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  • cyphtime

    Is it just me or does it still give a little grimace every time new rankings come out and you think “our system could be even better if we had Sano”

    • http://www.facebook.com/ian.rothermund Ian Rothermund

      Completely over people crying about that. It happens, move on.

  • AlvarezRiverBall

    Sano and Appel

  • jaygray007

    heck. even David Dahl. but oh well. we have 2 first rounders coming. should lessen the sting of losing cole to graduation.

    • Ecbucs

      for me it is that Tony Sanchez doesn’t make these lists.

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