Baseball Prospectus has Cody Dickson as a breakout candidate in 2014. (Photo Credit: Mark Olson)
Baseball Prospectus is the next outlet to rank the Pittsburgh Pirates with a top three farm system. The outlet released their farm system rankings this morning, putting the Pirates third behind the Twins (1) and Cubs (2). The Pirates have been ranked in the top three in all of the main ranking lists. Baseball America and Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com had them number one. Keith Law also had them third.
BP had good things to say in their brief write up. They called Josh Bell and Cody Dickson breakout candidates for the 2014 season. They said that West Virginia is a must-see affiliate, which seems to be an annual thing. BP points out that West Virginia will likely see Austin Meadows, Reese McGuire, Harold Ramirez, and Cody Dickson at the start of the 2014 season. I'd also add that it's likely that Buddy Borden, JaCoby Jones, Wyatt Mathisen, Jin-De Jhang, and Adam Frazier could end up at the l...
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.