Pirates Have Players Among the Youngest in the League at Every Level

Baseball America posted the lists of the ten youngest players in each league, going from the Majors down to Low-A. The list only includes players on the Opening Day roster. Last year, both Austin Meadows and Tyler Glasnow missed the list for their league because they opened the season on the disabled list. As you’ll notice from the players named below, they are all among the top ten prospects in the system.

Starting with the big leagues, 23-year-old Gregory Polanco is the ninth youngest player in the National League.

At Indianapolis, 22-year-old Alen Hanson is the seventh youngest player.

For Altoona, 21-year-old Tyler Glasnow is the seventh youngest in the Eastern League.

Bradenton is the only list with multiple players, with Austin Meadows ranking sixth and Reese McGuire is tenth overall. McGuire was tied for tenth youngest in the South Atlantic League last year on Opening Day. Meadows turns 20 next month and McGuire turned 20 last month.

West Virginia has Cole Tucker on the list in eighth place. That might seem a little low given his age(19 in July), but if he played in the other Low-A league(Midwest League), he would be the third youngest player and only a week older than the second youngest.