Pirates Have Six in MLB.com’s Updated Top 100 Prospects

MLB.com has updated their top 100 prospects list, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have six players making the rankings. Gerrit Cole leads the group, coming in at number eight. That’s a three spot improvement for Cole, who was ranked 11th coming in to the year. Jameson Taillon was next on the list, coming in at number 16. Taillon was ranked eighth coming in to the year. Both players have been passed this year by guys ranked lower in...

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Polanco and Hanson Selected as 2012 SAL All-Stars

The South Atlantic League has announced the selection of the 2012 Annual All-Star Team. Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco were chosen from the West Virginia Power for the end of the year honors. Polanco was chosen as the Most Outstanding Major League Prospect, and as an All-Star outfielder. The center fielder hit for a .325/.389/.514 line in 422 at-bats so far this year. He’s among the league leaders in batting average (.325),...

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Minor Moves: Polanco to the DL, Lambo Activated From DL

Some minor league transactions that took place today. **Gregory Polanco has been placed on the West Virginia disabled list. The outfielder left last Thursday’s game with an ankle injury, and hasn’t played since. I’m told that he is progressing well, and is expected back in a week, assuming no set backs. **Justin Ennis has been transferred from State College to West Virginia. **Andrew Lambo has been activated off the...

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Alen Hanson, Gregory Polanco Taken in First Round of Dominican League Draft

The Dominican Winter League is currently holding a draft for the rights to the top international prospects in baseball for the 2012 season.  A total of 100 players will be drafted to the reserve teams for the 2012 season. The draft started at 4 PM, and at the time of this writing 90 players have been selected. With the second pick in the draft, Toros Del Este selected Pittsburgh Pirates infield prospect Alen Hanson. Hanson was taken...

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Pirates Have Several Prospects on Baseball America’s Best Tools List

Last week, Baseball America released their best tools list for players in full season leagues. The Pirates had a lot of players who ended up on the various lists, with top prospects Starling Marte, Jameson Taillon, Gerrit Cole, Alen Hanson, and Gregory Polanco taking honors in their respective leagues. Indianapolis Starling Marte was active on the list, being named the top hitting prospect in the International League. He was also...

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