Baseball America Top 100 Prospects

The Baseball America Top 100 Prospects list came out today, and surprisingly only two players from the Pittsburgh Pirates made the list.  I say surprisingly because one of those players was not Jose Tabata, despite being rated as the number two prospect in the Pirates’ farm system by Baseball America, and despite being rated in the 50-75 range by most other top 100 ranking lists. The two that made the list were Pedro...

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Top prospect lists

Baseball America and Project Prospect released their top 100 prospects lists today. See how the Pirates fared.

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2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Prospects Preview

If there’s one thing we learned in 2009, it’s this: predicting the approach this management team will take in the draft is impossible.  In 2008 the Pirates selected Pedro Alvarez, who was the top rated prospect in the draft.  In the second round they took Tanner Scheppers, who fell from a top 10 ranking to the second round due to injury concerns, and ended up not signing because of those same concerns.  The Pirates also...

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Baseball Prospectus Top 11 Prospects

Today Baseball Prospectus released their top 11 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system.  BP rates prospects on a star system, with five star being the best.  Here is the list, and to read the scouting reports on each player you have to be a BP subscriber: Five-Star Prospects1. Pedro Alvarez, 3BFour-Star Prospects2. Tony Sanchez, C3. Jose Tabata, OF Three-Star Prospects4. Starling Marte, OF5. Chase...

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Spring Training Begins

Pitchers and catchers officially reported today, and we already have some updates from this morning. -The official Pirates Twitter account reports that Akinori Iwamura has arrived at Pirate City. -Rob Biertempfel reports that Jose Tabata didn’t have any visa issues, and is already in camp. -Biertempfel also reported that Neil Walker caught Zach Duke’s quick session this morning.  Biertempfel mentioned in his post at...

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