Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 75 Prospects
Sep29

Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 75 Prospects

John Sickels released his top 75 prospects for the end of the season, and had six Pirates on the list. Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Austin Meadows, Tyler Glasnow, Alen Hanson, and Reese McGuire all made the list, with several in the top 50. Jameson Taillon was the first prospect ranked, ending up 12th on the list. Taijuan Walker, Archie Bradley, and Noah Syndergaard ranked ahead of Taillon, making him the fourth pitcher on the...

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Austin Meadows is Baseball America’s Top GCL Prospect; Reese McGuire Third
Sep24

Austin Meadows is Baseball America’s Top GCL Prospect; Reese McGuire Third

Baseball America has started their league top 20 lists, and today was the first league they reviewed that involved the Pittsburgh Pirates. BA released their Gulf Coast League top 20 for the 2013 season, and two of the top prospects were first round picks Austin Meadows and Reese McGuire. In fact, they were two of the top prospects on the list. Meadows ranked first overall on the list, becoming the first Pirates prospect to rank at the...

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Pirates Have Five in Jonathan Mayo’s Updated Top 100
Jul30

Pirates Have Five in Jonathan Mayo’s Updated Top 100

Over the weekend, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com released his mid-season top 100 prospects. The list, along with the updated Pirates top 20 prospects, can be found on the MLB Prospect Watch page. Five Pirates made the top 100 list: Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, Austin Meadows, and Luis Heredia. Taillon was ranked 12th overall, which is right around where he has been ranked in a lot of these mid-season lists. The report...

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Pirates Have Four in John Sickels’ Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects
Jul20

Pirates Have Four in John Sickels’ Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects

John Sickels released his mid-season top 75 prospects this week. The Pittsburgh Pirates had four players on the list, with all four appearing in the top 50. Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, and Tyler Glasnow all made the list. Taillon was first on the list, coming in at number 10. That is up from the pre-season ranking of 17. Sickels notes that his slot at number ten assumes that his July 13th start was an aberration....

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Keith Law Ranks Three Pirates in His Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects
Jul18

Keith Law Ranks Three Pirates in His Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects

Keith Law released his mid-season top 50 prospects list today, and has three Pittsburgh Pirates on the list. Law has Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, and Alen Hanson as top 50 guys, which has been about the same as every other list we’ve seen. Taillon comes in at number 13, up from his pre-season ranking of 20. Law notes that Taillon can be too easy to hit due to lack of life on his fastball. Polanco was ranked 17th, up from...

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Pirates Have Four Fangraphs Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects
Jul16

Pirates Have Four Fangraphs Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects

Marc Hulet released the FanGraphs mid-season top 50 prospects today, and had four Pirates prospects on the list. Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, and Tyler Glasnow all made the list. Jameson Taillon was the highest rated prospect, coming in at number seven on the list. That’s a big higher than where he has been ranked by other outlets, which has usually been just outside of the top ten. The summary of Taillon...

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