Pittsburgh Pirates Top 50 Prospects: 46-50

To cap off the end of the 2009 season, I’m going to be counting down my list of the top 50 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. This week I’ll be running through prospects 31-50 in groups of five, with one group a day. Starting next week I’ll be counting down one prospect per day, with an extensive recap on each player, until I reach number one. Here are prospects 46-50: 50. Ramon Aguero, RHP 2009...

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Counting down the top prospects

Over the last week I’ve been working on my year end list of the top prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates system. I started with a list of about 90 prospects in the Pirates’ system. I had about 20 names that I knew I would have on the top 30 list no matter what. I cut the list down to 50 players, which meant I needed to select ten players from the remaining 30 guys I had left. After settling on my top 30, I looked at the 20...

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Andrew McCutchen and Jose Tabata top IL prospects

I meant to post this the other day when the rankings came out, but I’ve been working on my top prospects list, which I will start releasing next week. Baseball America released their top 20 prospects from the 2009 International League, home to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ AAA affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians. Making the list from the Pirates were Andrew McCutchen and Jose Tabata. McCutchen ranked third, behind Matt Wieters...

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2009 Season Recap: Trade Recaps

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a lot of trades in the past two seasons. The 2009 season marked the first full year for the results of trades like the Jason Bay and Xavier Nady deals, and brought a lot of new trades throughout the season. In the last two weeks I’ve been looking back at every deal, with a look at how things turned out in 2009, and a look ahead to the future. Here are the recaps: Jason Bay Trade Xavier Nady Trade...

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2009 Season Recap: Positional Breakdowns

Over the last two weeks I’ve been breaking down each position in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, looking at 2009 results on the major league team, prospects in the system, and a look to the future starting with the 2010 season. Here is the list of each positional breakdown article: Catcher First Base Second Base Shortstop Third Base Outfield Starting Pitcher Relief...

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