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Composite List of Prospect Rankings Has Eight Pirates In Top 100

Composite List of Prospect Rankings Has Eight Pirates In Top 100
John Dreker

Last week, Baseball America released their top 100 prospect list, putting seven Pirates on their top 100 list. Along with that, we mentioned four other major prospect rankings lists and where the Pirates players ended up on each list. Today, Jonathan Mayo made a composite list of those five lists and eight Pittsburgh Pirates prospects made the top 95. If a player wasn’t listed in the top 100, Mayo used 101 as the default ranking for them. That wouldn’t be too far off, because we heard from some of the people who put the lists together and they mentioned that certain players just missed making their list. Below are the rankings on Mayo’s composite list:

13. Gregory Polanco

18. Jameson Taillon

31. Tyler Glasnow

51. Austin Meadows

73. Alen Hanson

74. Nick Kingham

85. Reese McGuire

95. Josh Bell

The interesting thing about this list is that the players ended up in the same order as our own personal top eight rankings in our 2014 prospect guide. Mayo ran the list down to 135 players and no other Pirates made the cut. That wasn’t a surprise because no other Pirates made any top 100 lists. Baseball America listed their position-by-position rankings and five other Pirates players made those lists.

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John Dreker

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.

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