Baseball America released their top 100 prospect list on Wednesday night and the Pittsburgh Pirates had seven players in the top 100. Down below, you'll see four other top 100 lists from around the industry and you'll notice that the Pirates have had 6-7 prospects on each list and eight players total that have made at least three of the five lists. As for Baseball America, this is how they ranked the Pirates prospects.
Gregory Polanco was ranked tenth overall, the highest placement for him on any prospect list.
Jameson Taillon came in at #22, which is right around where he has ranked for everyone else.
Tyler Glasnow was rated 46th overall. It is his lowest ranking we have seen so far.
Austin Meadows came in 49th overall on the list. This is about where he falls for most people.
Nick Kingham ranked 64th, his highest ranking on any list.
Alen Hanson came in at #76, which is about where he placed for everyone except Baseball Prospectus, who actually left him off their l...
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.