Five Pirates Ranked in Keith Law’s Top 100

Keith Law has released his top 100 prospects list, and five Pirates prospects are ranked. The list is for ESPN Insiders only, and can be viewed here. The top Pirates prospect, according to Law, is Gerrit Cole, who was named the 10th best prospect in the game. Law has always been high on Cole, ranking him higher than other outlets heading in to the 2011 draft. He said Cole has the projection of a number one starter who can miss bats...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Top Prospects: #5 – Luis Heredia

The Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide is now available, featuring over 250 prospect reports, the 2012 top 50 prospects, a feature on the top four pitching prospects in the system, 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 ten prospects over the next week.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on...

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Underscoring the Value of Home Grown Ace Potential

The Pirates have 4 pitchers in their system right now that profile as #1 ace-level pitchers, something they have not been able to cultivate through their system in a very long time.

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Luis Heredia and Nick Kingham Videos From Instructs

There were a lot of top pitching prospects today in the two intersquad games at Pirate City.  Starting off the day Luis Heredia was on one field, and Nick Kingham was on the other.  Heredia pitched one inning, working in the 90-93 MPH range, and mostly sitting 91-92.  He threw 20 pitches, all fastballs.  Kingham pitched two innings, averaging around 92 MPH with his fastball.  I was able to get video of each player warming up, and I...

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Luis Heredia One of Three Pirates Prospects in GCL Top 20

Baseball America released their top 20 prospects for the 2011 Gulf Coast League today (scouting reports for subscribers).  The Pittsburgh Pirates had three players on the list, including two in the top five. Luis Heredia led the trio, ranked as the number three prospect in the league.  That’s quite an accomplishment for the youngest player in the league, as Heredia didn’t turn 17 until mid-August. Jose Osuna was the number...

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