Latimore has power, but that's his only tool.
With the lack of power hitting options in the Pittsburgh Pirates' farm system, you would think that any player with power would be considered a top prospect in the system. Last year Quincy Latimore hit 19 homers in high-A, at the age of 21, in 518 at-bats. That was enough to rank him second among Pirates' farmhands, falling only behind Brandon Moss, who had 22 in AAA. Despite the high home run totals, Latimore only ranked 48th in our top 50 prospects. So why would a guy with some of the best power in the system, if not the best power, be ranked so low?
Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror raised this question in his article about how Latimore deserves more prospect hype. Giger pointed out Latimore's home run total, his age, and his R...
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