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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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #2 – Jameson Taillon

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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Pirates Have Four in MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects

MLB.com will be releasing their top 100 prospects tonight, announcing the top 50 live on MLB Network and MLB.com. I’ll have this post updated throughout the night as the position of different Pirates are announced. UPDATE 9:10 PM: The 51-100 rankings have been posted to MLB.com. Alen Hanson comes in at #54, and Gregory Polanco comes in at #65. They’ve counted down from 50 to 39 on the broadcast and no other Pirates have...

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Cole and Taillon Make MLB.com’s Top 10 Right-Handed Pitching Prospects

Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com has released his top 10 right-handed pitching prospects for the 2013 season. It doesn’t come as much surprise that Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon both made the list. Cole came in raked at number five, and Taillon came in at number six. The top four were Dylan Bundy, Taijuan Walker, Jose Fernandez, and Zack Wheeler. Both starters made the 2012 list, only Taillon was third last year and Cole was sixth....

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Pirates Sign Brad Hawpe, Invite Cole and Taillon to Spring Training

Per a team press release, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder/first baseman Brad Hawpe, and have made the Lucas May signing official. Both players will be invited to Spring Training as non-roster invitees. In the same release the Pirates announced that Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon would both receive an invite to major league Spring Training. Hawpe has a career .276/.368/.480 line in 2907 major league at-bats, although...

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