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2013 GCL Pirates Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

2013 GCL Pirates Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

In previous years, I got to see 1-2 weeks of the GCL players. Most of that time came during the Fall Instructional Leagues, and I didn't get a further look until Spring Training. This year I saw almost everyone at the level at least once, with only 1-2 exceptions. When combined with the earlier draft signing deadlines, this allowed me to see all of the new draft picks much earlier than I normally would have. On that same note, it allowed those draft picks to get playing time in the year they were drafted. The combined result was that I got to see Austin Meadows and Reese McGuire live up to the hype, but I also saw some promise out of middle and late round picks like Billy Roth and Neil Kozikowski. Below is a recap of the hitters and pitchers at the level, followed by the top ten prospects this year.
The Hitters

Austin Meadows had a strong debut in the GCL this year, being named Baseball America's top prospect in the league.

The earlier draft signing deadline meant that the Pir...

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