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John Sickels Releases His 2017 Top 20 Pirates Prospects List

John Sickels kept Tyler Glasnow in the top spot for the Pirates. Photo Credit: David Hague
John Sickels Releases His 2017 Top 20 Pirates Prospects List
John Dreker

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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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