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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Prospect Ranking Links: Jin-De Jhang, Tyler Waldron

Over the last two weeks, every outlet has been releasing their top prospect lists for each individual team, as well as the top 100 prospects in the league. A few outlets have been releasing additional reports or rankings, beyond their usual top 20 or 30. Here are links to two of those additional reports. **Baseball America released their 32nd team, which gives one player from each organization, not included in their Prospect Handbook....

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MLB Top 20 Pirates Prospects

Another Pirates prospect ranking has been posted today, this one by Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com. He has posted his┬álist of the top 20 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates system, complete with scouting reports on each player. The top of the system ranks similar to almost every other list we’ve seen, although the order from third through six differ slightly. Gerrit Cole sits in the top spot, followed by Jameson Taillon. The next four...

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Pirates Have Five in Keith Law’s Top 100 Prospects

Keith Law released his top 100 prospects today, and the Pittsburgh Pirates had five players on the list. Gerrit Cole was ranked the highest, coming in at number eight. Cole was the second best pitcher on the list, with Dylan Bundy ahead of him ranked third overall. Law noted that Cole should be ready for the Pirates rotation after a half year in the minors, mentioning that 2012 was the first year Cole called his own games. He also...

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