Pirates Rank Third in Keith Law’s Farm System Ratings

Keith Law released his farm system ratings for ESPN Insider subscribers. The Pittsburgh Pirates ranked third on the list, coming in behind the Houston Astros and the Minnesota Twins. The Pirates have previously been the top farm system in the MLB.com and Baseball America rankings. Law included a brief paragraph where he said that everything went right for the Pirates in their farm system this past year. He said that a few players already in the system took huge steps into his overall top 20.

Law’s top 100 comes out tomorrow, so we’ll get to see who those players are. It’s an interesting comment, because he mentions “players”, and Jameson Taillon was already in the top 20 last year. I’d expect Taillon and Gregory Polanco to be in his top 20, but the comment and the previous rankings suggest there could be one more. Perhaps Tyler Glasnow made a huge jump here?

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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