Keith Law Has Three Pirates in His Mid-Season Top 50

Keith Law has released his mid-season top 50 prospect list for ESPN Insider subscribers. The list features three Pittsburgh Pirates prospects: Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon, and Alen Hanson. Cole is the top prospect for the Pirates, coming in at number seven overall. He’s up three spots from his pre-season ranking at number ten. Law mentions that “there’s no starter in the minors with a better pure repertoire”....

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Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon Futures Game Results

Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon both pitched in the MLB Futures Game this afternoon, both throwing an inning. Cole gave up two runs on a walk and a two run homer, while striking out two. Taillon gave up a run on two doubles. Here is a detailed report of how each pitcher threw.   Gerrit Cole Gerrit Cole got off to a good start in the second inning. He got his first batter to strike out on four pitches, with the last pitch being a...

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Four Pirates Prospects in Baseball America Mid-Season Top 50

Baseball America has released their mid-season top 50 prospects rankings (scouting reports for subscribers here), and the Pittsburgh Pirates have four prospects on the list. That’s an upgrade over their pre-season total of two prospects in the top 50. The highest ranked Pirate is Gerrit Cole, who comes in at number six. Cole entered the season ranked 12th overall. Cole is the fourth best pitching prospect on the list. The top...

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Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 120

John Sickels of Minor League Ball has released his mid-season top 120 prospect list today, and ranks six Pittsburgh Pirates prospects in the first 77 spots. The rankings don’t include 2012 draft picks, so you won’t find Mark Appel on there. They have also been adjusted to remove guys who have exceeded their rookie eligibility, or are currently in the majors and on pace to exceed that eligibility. The top Pirates on the...

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Minor League Schedule: 7/2/12

Both Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon will start tonight, making it the first time both players started on the same night. The two top prospects in the Pirates system were selected to represent the organization in the Futures Game played this upcoming Sunday during All-Star weekend. Bradenton had a doubleheader yesterday, while the GCL Pirates, as well as both DSL teams, were off. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here....

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