Fangraphs has posted their top 15 Pittsburgh Pirates prospects list today and the beginning of the list is in line with what we saw yesterday from Jonathan Mayo and what we have posted here for our own rankings. The 1-8 spots are taken by(in order) Gregory Polanco, Jameson Taillon, Tyler Glasnow, Austin Meadows, Alen Hanson, Nick Kingham, Reese McGuire and Josh Bell. That was the same exact order that the composite list had yesterday and how we have them in our 2014 prospect guide.
The rest of the group has Harold Ramirez and Luis Heredia rounding out the top ten. Their order is reversed in our guide, but both players are very young with tons of upside, so there isn't much difference between the two right now. After that, the list differs a lot from our list, but the system at this point is not only top heavy, it's deep with talent and the differences just proves that fact.
Fangraphs has JaCoby Jones, Barrett Barnes and Wyatt Mathisen in the 11-13 spots. All three are high ceilin...
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.