Keith Law’s Prospect Rankings

Keith Law has released his top 100 prospects in baseball, along with his organizational top 10 prospects, both on ESPN Insider. In the top 100, Law ranks Jameson Taillon 30th, and Tony Sanchez 63rd.  He also lists Luis Heredia in his ten prospects who just missed the top 100, mentioning that Heredia’s lack of experience, and questions about how good his off-speed stuff is, kept him off the list. The number 30 ranking is probably...

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Should the Pirates Have More Top 50 Prospects?

The MLB.com top 50 prospect list came out yesterday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates only had one player on the list, with Jameson Taillon coming in at the #18 spot.  With the Pirates focusing on the draft the last few years, the question of whether the Pirates should have had more players in the top 50 needs to be asked. The Pirates have put the bulk of their focus on the middle round, over-slot prep players since Neal Huntington took...

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Jameson Taillon Finishes 18th on MLB.com’s Rankings

MLB.com released their top 50 prospects for the 2011 season tonight, and Jameson Taillon rated 18th on the list.  Taillon was the only Pirates prospect named to the list.  You can see the full list here, and the write up of Taillon is here.  The Pirates were one of 18 teams to have just one player in the top 50. The Baseball America top 100 rankings has come out at the end of February during the last two years.  I could see Taillon...

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Links: Underrated Players, Prospect Watch

Two links for the day to national articles that mention the Pirates: -Jayson Stark at ESPN has a list of the All-Underrated Team in Major League Baseball.  Stark lists Andrew McCutchen as the most underrated center fielder, pointing out that McCutchen led all full-time center fielders in on-base percentage, runs created, and was one of three center fielders with 15+ homers and 30+ steals (Shane Victorino and Drew Stubbs were the other...

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Baseball America 2011 Top 10 Prospects

Baseball America released their 2011 top 10 prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates, which was compiled by Dejan Kovacevic.  The rankings can be found here, and for BA subscribers, you can read scouting reports on each player here. The top prospect isn’t a surprise, with Jameson Taillon taking the honors.  Tony Sanchez follows Taillon in second place, followed by Stetson Allie and Starling Marte.  Luis Heredia rounds out the top...

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