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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Baseball America Names Pirates as One of Five Organizations on a Roll
Jul08

Baseball America Names Pirates as One of Five Organizations on a Roll

Baseball America has been releasing their mid-season updates, and has an article today listing five organizations on a roll, and five that have struggled. The Pittsburgh Pirates are listed as one of the five organizations on a roll. The highlights from the recap: **The patient approach with Gerrit Cole has paid off, as he added life to his fastball in time to make an immediate impact when he arrived. **The next wave of prospects will...

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Pirates Have Three in Baseball America’s Mid-Season Top 50
Jul08

Pirates Have Three in Baseball America’s Mid-Season Top 50

Baseball America released their mid-season top 50 prospects, and the Pirates had three players on the list. Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, and Alen Hanson were those three players, ranked in that order. Taillon was the 11th best prospect in the league. Their caption said that Taillon isn’t far behind Cole as far as arriving to the majors. My guess is that Taillon will be up in the middle of June 2014. Polanco was the 13th...

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Taillon, Polanco, and Glasnow Make Baseball Prospectus Top 50
Jun25

Taillon, Polanco, and Glasnow Make Baseball Prospectus Top 50

Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus has released his mid-season top 50 prospects list, and has three Pittsburgh Pirates prospects listed. The three players are Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, and Tyler Glasnow. Taillon is the highest ranked, coming in at number ten overall. Polanco wasn’t far behind him, ranked at number 12. Parks included a “Prospect Trajectory”, giving an idea of where each guy could move when the...

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Jim Callis Releases His Updated Top 10 Pirates Prospects
Jun18

Jim Callis Releases His Updated Top 10 Pirates Prospects

Last week we released our updated top 20 Pirates prospects, noting how strong the system is, especially in the top ten. Today Jim Callis of Baseball America released his updated top ten Pirates prospects, coming to the same conclusion about the quality of players. Callis had a few differences in his list. The first difference was that we had Tyler Glasnow third overall and Alen Hanson fourth. Callis had Glasnow fifth and Hanson...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gerrit Cole

We usually release our mid-season prospect rankings right after the MLB draft. This not only shows the updated rankings with half of the minor league season in the books, but it also shows where the new draft picks fit in. This year we held the rankings for a few days due to Gerrit Cole making his major league debut. Cole was included in the rankings that were submitted, and was the consensus choice as the top prospect in the system....

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