Five Pirates in Baseball America’s Top 50 Midseason Prospect List
Jul07

Five Pirates in Baseball America’s Top 50 Midseason Prospect List

Baseball America released their midseason top 50 prospect list and even with the promotion of Gregory Polanco, the Pittsburgh Pirates placed five players on the list. The Pirates on the list, along with their ranking are: 21. Tyler Glasnow 24. Jameson Taillon 35. Josh Bell 37. Nick Kingham 43. Austin Meadows The pre-season top 100 from Baseball America had Taillon ranked #22, tops among this group of the players. Glasnow jumped all...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gregory Polanco
Jun11

Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gregory Polanco

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. For the second year in a row, the Pittsburgh Pirates have graduated their top prospect the week following the draft. This adds the ability to see what the system looks like with a new top prospect. Before we begin...

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Gregory Polanco Now Considered a Top Three Prospect in the Game
May30

Gregory Polanco Now Considered a Top Three Prospect in the Game

**Keith Law updated his top 25 prospects, removing a few guys who have already graduated, and adjusting some of the rankings for what has happened this year. The only Pirates prospect on the list was Gregory Polanco, who was ranked third overall, behind Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa. Polanco moves up ten spots from Law’s original rankings, likely due to his huge season. Law didn’t give much analysis on Polanco, other than...

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Pirates Still Top Farm System in Baseball America’s Updated Rankings
Apr02

Pirates Still Top Farm System in Baseball America’s Updated Rankings

Baseball America has posted their updated rankings of the top farm systems in baseball and the Pittsburgh Pirates still top the list. The Pirates were ranked 11th overall in 2012 and they moved up four spots for the 2013 list. Baseball America had seven Pittsburgh Pirates players in their top 100 prospect list. Earlier in the off-season, we heard that the Pirates were the top ranked system according to Baseball America, but that could...

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John Sickels Releases Top 20 Pirates Prospect List
Mar25

John Sickels Releases Top 20 Pirates Prospect List

Over at Minor League Ball, John Sickels has released his list of the Pittsburgh Pirates Top 20 Prospects. No surprises at the top, as Gregory Polanco sits in the first spot, followed by Jameson Taillon, Tyler Glasnow and Austin Meadows.  Sickels has the same ten prospects in the top ten that almost every other list has, just a slightly different order. In spots 5-10, he has Nick Kingham, Josh Bell, Alen Hanson, Luis Heredia, Reese...

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More Praise For Pirates Young Talent
Mar22

More Praise For Pirates Young Talent

In the latest issue of Baseball America, J.J. Cooper and others ranked the top players by age(from 16 to 25) and the Pittsburgh Pirates had five representatives on the list. For each age, Cooper listed the top five players, so 50 names in all made the list. Michael de la Cruz was named the fifth best 17-year-old. The center fielder was also named one of the top 20 players from the 2013 DSL/VSL season and one of ten international...

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