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Jim Callis Releases His Updated Top 10 Pirates Prospects

Jim Callis Releases His Updated Top 10 Pirates Prospects

Jameson Taillon is Jim Callis' top prospect in the Pirates' system.

Last week we released our updated top 20 Pirates prospects, noting how strong the system is, especially in the top ten. Today Jim Callis of Baseball America released his updated top ten Pirates prospects, coming to the same conclusion about the quality of players.

Callis had a few differences in his list. The first difference was that we had Tyler Glasnow third overall and Alen Hanson fourth. Callis had Glasnow fifth and Hanson seventh, noting command issues with Glasnow and that his ranking for Hanson felt low. One similarity is that he had Austin Meadows one spot ahead of Josh Bell. He also had Reese McGuire in the top seven, ahead of Nick Kingham (8th) and Luis Heredia (9th). We had Kingham seventh, Heredia eighth, and McGuire ninth.

To round out his list, Callis had Tony Sanchez at number ten, noting that he is showing signs he might be a big league regular. We had Sanchez 11th, with Dilson Herrera roundin...

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