Gerrit Cole Named One of Baseball America’s Top 20 Rookies For 2013

There are two types of lists that usually come out this time of year. The prospect lists focus on the future and the upside of each player. Then there’s the lists that focus only on the impact prospects can make in the upcoming season. Baseball America released one of those lists today, looking at the top 20 rookies for the 2013 season. The list is ranked based on the impact the player could have in 2013, and not based on...

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Pirates Get Favorable Rankings in the Baseball Prospectus Top 101

  Baseball Prospectus released their top 101 prospects today, and the Pittsburgh Pirates had five players on the list. The highest ranked player was Gerrit Cole, who came in as the third best prospect and the top pitching prospect. This is the highest Cole has been ranked in any of the top 100 prospect lists. Jason Parks questioned why people don’t love Cole, noting that his on-paper stuff is the best in the minors. Jameson...

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Baseball America Releases Top 100 List

Baseball America has released their list of the top 100 prospects today and the Pittsburgh Pirates have five players on the list. Only the Cardinals, Marlins and Twins had more with six apiece. Subscribers can view the best tools list for each player. Gerrit Cole has been ranked #1 on every Pirates top prospect list, Including Baseball America’s list, so it is no surprise that he comes in at seventh place, headlining this strong...

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FanGraphs Releases Their Top 15 Pirates Prospects

FanGraphs has provided some great reports on the Pirates from instructs this off-season, and today Marc Hulet from FanGraphs released his top 15 Pirates prospects for the 2013 season. The list starts off similar to how most lists start. Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon are at the top. Alen Hanson, Gregory Polanco, and Luis Heredia are next. That’s where things take a bit of a turn. Hulet puts Wyatt Mathisen sixth, with Josh Bell...

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Gerrit Cole Rated As a Top Impact Prospect for 2013

Around this time of year we see a lot of prospect lists come out, and almost all of them focus on a player’s potential impact in the future, rather than the upcoming season. Keith Law takes a different approach each year, providing a list of the top 20 impact prospects for the 2013 season. The list is a ranking of players based only on their expected impact in the majors in 2013. Law released his list yesterday, and Gerrit Cole...

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Keith Law Releases His Top 10 Pirates Prospects

Keith Law has released his top 10 prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates system today. The list can be seen here by ESPN Insider subscribers. Law has the usual six players at the top, with Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon at the top of the list. He’s got Alen Hanson, Gregory Polanco, and Luis Heredia as the next three, which is the same order from his top 100 rankings. Josh Bell came in at sixth on the list. The number seven spot...

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