In the previous two days, Keith Law has released his list of the top 100 prospects in baseball and he ranked each organization according to the strength of their farm system. On Friday, he posted the individual top tens for each organization.
The Pittsburgh Pirates had five players on his top 100 list and those players remained in the same order in his top ten. Tyler Glasnow was ranked first, followed by Austin Meadows, Jameson Taillon, Josh Bell and Alen Hanson. The rest of the top ten starts with Nick Kingham in sixth, followed by Reese McGuire, Harold Ramirez, Trey Supak and Cole Tucker.
Law was on the radio with David Todd yesterday and mentioned that he really liked Supak, so it’s no surprise to see him make the top ten. He compared him to Mitch Keller, who signed for the same $1,000,000 bonus amount after being drafted nine spots apart back in June. We had Keller ranked #8 here on Wednesday and that was because he looked like the more polished pitcher, with slightly better stuff and he has filled out a little more already than Supak at the same age. Supak looked raw compared to Keller, so he ended up being ranked #15 in our prospect guide. You can watch video of the two pitchers from their pro debut back on July 5th, when Keller started the game and Supak followed him.
Law notes in his write-up of the system that Keller was #11 prospect, followed by Clay Holmes, JaCoby Jones, Elias Diaz, Willy Garcia, Taylor Gushue, Gage Hinsz and Luis Heredia. He also mentions Dovydas Neverauskas as a sleeper to watch, saying he likes his fastball and thinks it would play well in a bullpen role.