After going through the top ten by positions, MLB.com released their top 100 list Thursday night and the Pittsburgh Pirates had six players in the top 100, led by Gregory Polanco, who finished 13th overall. They had four players among the top 50 prospects. Polanco was ranked third among all outfielders earlier this week. He jumped well up the charts this year after ranking 65th overall last year.
Jameson Taillon was second among Pirates players, ranking 16th overall. He finished fifth among all right-handed pitchers. Taillon finished just one spot under where he was last year.
Tyler Glasnow was 11th overall among right-handed pitchers and that was because the position is deep with prospects. He came in at #27 on the top 100 list. He was unranked last year.
Austin Meadows was ranked ninth among all outfielders and that landed him 45th overall on the top 100 list. Meadows was drafted this year, so this is his debut on the top prospect list.
Alen Hanson was next at #67 after finishing eighth among all shortstops. He dropped 13 places from last year’s list, though they mentioned that this class is much deeper than previous years.
Josh Bell was 11th overall for outfielders according to Johnathan Mayo. He came in at 74th on the overall list. Bell was not on the top 100 list last year due to his knee injury that cost him much of the season.
The Pirates had five players ranked in the top ten by position this year. Those individual articles can be found here.
Nick Kingham didn’t make the top 100, though Jim Callis did put him in his own personal top 100 list.
Reese McGuire was also mentioned by Callis as someone that just missed. He finished seventh among catchers.
Last year, four Pirates players were in the top 100. Gerrit Cole finished ninth, Jameson Taillon was 15th, Alen Hanson ranked 54th and Gregory Polanco was 65th overall.