Baseball Prospectus has released their top ten Pirates Prospects today, which is available here for subscribers. The names on the top ten list are the same as everywhere else, although the rankings are much different.
Most outlets have Gregory Polanco as the top prospect, but BP went with Jameson Taillon first and Polanco second. Tyler Glasnow rated third, which is a pretty standard rating for him. From there, BP did things a little different.
Their number four prospect was Reese McGuire, and number five was Josh Bell. These two rankings are higher than most. Part of that is because BP is lower on Austin Meadows (7) and Alen Hanson (8), although they are high on McGuire and Bell.
Nick Kingham ranked sixth, which is a normal spot for him, and Luis Heredia and Harold Ramirez took the last two spots in order, which is also normal. The big difference between this list and other lists are that Meadows/Hanson have been basically switched with McGuire/Bell. That's not a surprise if y...
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