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Pittsburgh Pirates Have Six Top 100 Prospects

Pittsburgh Pirates Have Six Top 100 Prospects

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 f...

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