Four Pirates in Kevin Goldstein’s Top 101 Prospects

Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus has released his top 101 prospects for the 2011 season.  Goldstein has four Pirates prospects on the list, with a bit of a surprise from the other lists that have been released. Jameson Taillon was the highest rated player on the list, coming in at number eight.  Taillon was the third best pitcher on the list, ranking only behind Julio Teheran and Aroldis Chapman.  He also ranked one spot ahead...

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Pirates Have Three in Baseball America Top 100

Baseball America released their top 100 prospects for the 2011 season today, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have three prospects on the list.  To access the Baseball America rankings, go here. The top Pirates prospect, Jameson Taillon, came in at number 11 on the list.  Taillon is the highest rated Pirates’ pitching prospect on a Baseball America top 100 since Kris Benson rated seventh in 1998.  He is the second highest rated...

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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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Baseball America Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America released their Top 100 Prospects today for the 2009 season. The list is determined by votes of six people at Baseball America. The Pirates prospects, and their Estimated Time Arrival to the majors (according to BA) are as follows: 12. Pedro Alvarez Estimated Time Arrival: 2009 33. Andrew McCutchen Estimated Time Arrival: 2009 75. Jose Tabata Estimated Time Arrival: 2010 The usual suspects. I guess the only thing that...

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Baseball Prospectus Top 100 Prospects

Baseball Prospectus released their Top 100 Prospects for the 2009 season this week. For the Pirates, it was the usual suspects making the list in the following order: 4. Pedro Alvarez25. Andrew McCutchen91. Jose Tabata McCutchen dropped one spot from last year’s list. Other Pirates who were on the 2008 list were Steve Pearce (43) and Neil Walker (94). Walker fell off the top 100 this year, and I’m guessing Pearce...

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