Keith Law Ranks Three Pirates Among Top 25 Prospects

Keith Law has unveiled a new top 25 prospect list for Insider subscribers and he has three Pittsburgh Pirates players listed. Rated first among Pirates players is pitcher Gerrit Cole in the 12th spot. That is four spots down from his pre-season ranking. Law then has Jameson Taillon ranked #14, which is six spots higher than he had him in the pre-season. Finally, he has Gregory Polanco making the huge jump from 55th place earlier, all...

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Top Performers: Stetson Allie Mashes His Way to the Top

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the...

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P3 Episode 5: Polanco the Top Prospect? Can Pirates Keep Winning? Mark Melancon Interview

Episode five of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. This week’s episode includes analysis from Tom Bragg (@TomBraggSports) and James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) on the Pirates, John Dreker (@JohnDreker) on the draft, an interview with Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Mark Melancon (@Mark_Melancon_), and more. Highlights of the show include: Minor League Update: **With the mid-season prospect rankings...

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Prospect Watch: Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson Combine For Eight Hits

Top Pitcher: David Bromberg, Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, HR: Andrew Lambo, Jarek Cunningham, Charlie Cutler, Justin Howard, Gregory Polanco, Elias Diaz, Dan Grovatt

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First Pitch: Some Tough Questions to Answer in the Upcoming Prospect Rankings

A question I get a lot these days is “why isn’t Stetson Allie in your top 20?” The answer is that we don’t update the top 20 until after the MLB draft. The rankings that we display on the Prospect Watch each night are the pre-season rankings. There have been a few changes. Stolmy Pimentel was added when Justin Wilson made the majors at the start of the year. Pimentel wasn’t in the system when we compiled...

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