The Pirates spent $5 M to sign Josh Bell, but he's one of few hitting prospects at the top of the Pirates' prospect rankings.
The first draft of the 2012 top 50 prospects for the 2012 Prospect Guide was completed last night, which means we're about a thousand mini-changes away from the list being completed. As I was formatting the top 50 section of the Prospect Guide today, it really stuck out how many pitching prospects the Pittsburgh Pirates have, especially at the top of the rankings.
The top 20 prospects include a split of 13 pitching prospects and seven hitting prospects. That's not a huge difference, although three of the seven hitters came in the 16-20 range, which means 11 of the first 15 prospects were pitchers. This isn't a big surprise. The Pirates have focused...
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