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Pirates Have Five in Jonathan Mayo’s Updated Top 100

Pirates Have Five in Jonathan Mayo’s Updated Top 100

Austin Meadows was the 75th best prospect in Jonathan Mayo's mid-season ranks.

Over the weekend, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com released his mid-season top 100 prospects. The list, along with the updated Pirates top 20 prospects, can be found on the MLB Prospect Watch page.

Five Pirates made the top 100 list: Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, Austin Meadows, and Luis Heredia.

Taillon was ranked 12th overall, which is right around where he has been ranked in a lot of these mid-season lists. The report given on him is similar to the other reports, that he has a few things to work on, and is a year away from Pittsburgh.

Gregory Polanco was next, coming in at number 15. Polanco has been a consensus top 25 prospect in the mid-season rankings, and in most lists he has ended up in the 13-20 range. Polanco was ranked 65th overall in the pre-season ranks.

Alen Hanson was next, ranked 44th overall, which was up from 54th overall in the pre-season ranks. He has been in most ...

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