2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Consensus Top 25 Prospects


I have created a cumulative prospect list for each team based on other (more knowledgeable) peoples’ lists. Each time a prospect appears on a list, he gets a number of points (21 minus his ranking). The prospect with the largest amount of points is ranked first. I will be posting each team once they have been completed by all of my sources. You can find a link to all of the other teams top prospects on the Team Prospects page. Clicking on the links below will take you to the team’s list on each respective site.

You can also view the 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates prospect list.


Baseball America

Baseball Prospect Nation

Baseball Prospectus

Bullpen Banter


Keith Law (ESPN Insider)

Minor League Ball (John Sickels)

Major League Baseball (Jonathan Mayo)

MLB Prospect Portal


Prospect 361

The List

The “Change” column describes how the prospect’s status changed from 2012. A positive number means the prospect moved up in the list, while a negative number means he moved down. A prospect’s name is green if he is new to the organization this year.

Rank Player Total Change
1 Gerrit Cole 220 0
2 Jameson Taillon 209 0
3 Alen Hanson 191 15
4 Gregory Polanco 187
5 Luis Heredia 181 0
6 Josh Bell 164 -3
7 Barrett Barnes 141 Comp A Draft
8 Nick Kingham 112 3
9 Wyatt Mathisen 100 2nd Rd Draft
10 Clay Holmes 88 6
11 Tyler Glasnow 75
12 Dilson Herrera 72
13 Kyle McPherson 67 -6
14 Justin Wilson 53 5
15 Bryan Morris 21 -1
16 Adrian Sampson 19 5th Rd Draft
17 Andy Oliver 16 Ramon Cabrera Trade
18 Jose Osuna 14 4
19 Jin-De Jhang 12 Taiwanese IFA
20 Alex Dickerson 11 -7
21 Victor Black 10
21 Tony Sanchez 10 -12
23 Willy Garcia 7
24 Gift Ngoepe 6
25 Phil Irwin 4

Here is a spreadsheet that contains all of the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates prospect rankings in one place.

2012 Prospects Not on 2013 List

Starling Marte, #4
Jeff Locke, #10

Robbie Grossman, #6 – to the Astros in the Wandy Rodriguez trade
Colton Cain, #12 – to the Astros in the Wandy Rodriguez trade
Rudy Owens, #15 – to the Astros in the Wandy Rodriguez trade
Gorkys Hernandez, #26 – to the Marlins in the Gaby Sanchez trade

Placed on Waivers:
Gustavo Nunez, #27

Dropped Off:
Stetson Allie, #8
Zack Von Rosenberg, #17
Jarek Cunningham, #20
Zack Dodson, #20
Duke Welker, #23
Jake Burnette, #24
Mel Rojas Jr., #24
Jordy Mercer, #27


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