Every year after we do our mid-season update to the top 50, we take a look at the guys who didn't make the list, but they could be in the top 50 by the time our 2019 Prospect Guide comes out. The Pirates are likely going to lose some top 50 prospects soon, so there will be new guys in the top 50 anyway. This article is based more on assuming the current top 50 stayed the same and these players actually jumped over others into the top 50.

First let me start with a disclaimer. If you have our mid-season prospect guide ebook, you likely saw the section where we put players in tiers. The seventh tier has ten names who aren't in the top 50, but we felt like there wasn't a big difference between them and some players ahead of them on the list. The book rankings are the combined rankings of th...

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