Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #4 – Alen Hanson

The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site. To recap the countdown so...

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John Sickels Rates the Pirates as the 5th Best Farm System

John Sickels at Minor League Ball has released his farm system rankings, and has the Pittsburgh Pirates ranked fifth. Sickels started ranking systems last year, and had the Pirates 12th in his original rankings. He noted in a disclaimer that he takes a balanced approach, considering high-end impact and overall depth. Last year the knock on the system was the lack of depth. This time around Sickels noted that the system is improving...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #5 – Luis Heredia

The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site. To recap the countdown so...

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Alex Dickerson Named to MLB.com’s Top 10 First Base Prospects

Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com released his top 10 first base prospects today, and for the second year in a row Alex Dickerson made the list. This time around Dickerson was ranked 7th, up from 9th last year. There were a few players who moved off the 2012 list due to losing their prospect eligibility, so players moving up isn’t a total surprise. Dickerson remaining on the list is a bit of a surprise, considering the season he had....

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #6 – Josh Bell

The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site. To recap the countdown so...

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Alen Hanson Named One of MLB.com’s Top 10 Shortstop Prospects

Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com has released his top 10 shortstop prospects today, and Alen Hanson made the list. Hanson was ranked 8th overall. The top seven in order were Jurickson Profar, Francisco Lindor, Javier Baez, Xander Bogaerts, Carlos Correa, Nick Franklin, and Addison Russell. Mayo notes that Hanson has the range and hands to stay at shortstop, but that his arm has been erratic. He also notes that more people believe Hanson can...

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