If you've been following the prospect rankings for the Pittsburgh Pirates this off-season, then you have seen the name Sherten Apostel quite often. Fangraphs had him ranked as the 14th best prospect for the Pirates, while Keith Law and John Sickels both had him as the 19th best in the system. We normally don't see players from the Dominican Summer League mentioned among the top prospects in the system. In our rankings, we don't even include those players anymore. We wait until they play in the U.S. before we include them in our top 50 rankings.

In our DSL recap, we had Apostel as our second best prospect for that team behind Jean Eusebio, who I wrote about last month. Apostel has been getting a lot of press recently, so I figured that Wednesday afternoon was a good time to have a long c...

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