MLB.com just finished releasing their top 10 prospect lists by position yesterday. The Pittsburgh Pirates were well represented on the lists. Gregory Polanco and Austin Meadows were named to the top ten outfielders list yesterday. Alen Hanson was named eighth best shortstop. Jameson Taillon was named fifth best right-handed pitcher and Reese McGuire was the seventh best catching prospect.
Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo have released their number 11 prospect for each position, and the Pirates have a player on each of those lists.
Callis picked Tyler Glasnow as his number 11 right-handed pitcher. When the right-handed pitching list came out, Glasnow was said to have just missed the list, so it sounds like he was the number 11 prospect for the overall list. MLB.com is releasing their top 100 prospects tonight, with a show on the top 50 prospects at 10 PM EST. I wouldn’t be surprised if Glasnow makes the top 50, since he has been selected as one of the players who will be tweeting during the show.
Mayo picked Josh Bell as his number 11 outfielder. He also noted that outfield is deep, and that whoever was next outside of the top ten would still be on the top 100 prospects list. So it sounds like Bell will be a top 100 prospect tonight.
I’m guessing that Polanco, Meadows, Taillon, Hanson, and McGuire will all be top 100 prospects tonight. Adding in Bell and Glasnow gives the Pirates seven very likely top 100 prospects. It’s possible that the number could jump to eight if one of Nick Kingham or Luis Heredia makes the list. I think Kingham would be the most likely to make the list.