Keith Law Ranks Three Pirates in His Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects

Keith Law says Alen Hanson could be an above-average regular at shortstop.

Keith Law says Alen Hanson could be an above-average regular at shortstop.

Keith Law released his mid-season top 50 prospects list today, and has three Pittsburgh Pirates on the list. Law has Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, and Alen Hanson as top 50 guys, which has been about the same as every other list we’ve seen.

Taillon comes in at number 13, up from his pre-season ranking of 20. Law notes that Taillon can be too easy to hit due to lack of life on his fastball.

Polanco was ranked 17th, up from his pre-season ranking of 55. Law says that Polanco’s swing and advanced plate discipline make him a high probability hitter.

Alen Hanson was rated 36th, which is two spots down from his number 34 rating before the season. Law says if Hanson hits like he did in May/June, and proves he can stay at shortstop, he is a potential above-average regular for a team that needs a long-term answer at short.

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