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Thirteen Pirates Prospects Rank Among Best At Their Positions

Thirteen Pirates Prospects Rank Among Best At Their Positions

Baseball America released their position-by-position rankings of minor league prospects and thirteen Pittsburgh Pirates players made the cut. Right-handed pitchers and outfielders, as well as catchers, are all spots that are well-represented with Pirates prospects.

Gregory Polanco ranked second among all center fielders

Jameson Taillon was tops among Pirates right-handed pitchers, coming in at tenth place. Showing how deep the minors are in RHP, Tyler Glasnow was ranked 20th overall.  Nick Kingham was ranked 27th. This list was by far the biggest, going down to 65 spots, allowing Luis Heredia to make the list as the 56th best righty.

For catchers, Reese McGuire was ranked as the seventh best prospect, while Tony Sanchez was 13th and Wyatt Mathisen came in at 24th place. Jin-De Jhang doesn't rank far behind Mathisen(one spot on our list), but he wasn't listed in the top twenty-five.

The outfielders were split up into corner outfielders and center fielders. On the center fiel...

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