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Polanco, Kingham, and Hanson Are Top Prospects in the FSL

Polanco, Kingham, and Hanson Are Top Prospects in the FSL

Gregory Polanco was the number four prospect in Baseball America's FSL top 20.

Baseball America released their top prospects from the 2013 Florida State League, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have three players on the list. Gregory Polanco, Nick Kingham, and Alen Hanson all made the top 20, giving the Pirates three players on a top 20 list for the first time this season.

Polanco was the first prospect ranked, and came in fourth overall. Baseball America noted that the biggest question with Polanco is his power potential. They said that some see him capable of Domonic Brown type power, with 30 homers a year, while others see 15-20 homers. Either way, he's seen as an impact player who isn't far from Pittsburgh.

I could see Polanco arriving in Pittsburgh by late July 2014, similar to how Starling Marte arrived in Pittsburgh in 2012. Polanco has a ton of speed and good range in the outfield. He also has a strong arm, so he could play any position. He hits for average, has advanced pla...

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