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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects




These are my Prospect One top 10 prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. You can find all teams organizational ranks, which go beyond the top 10, plus my top 500 prospect ranks which are updated monthly when you join up at the ITL ARMY. Find the link below.


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1) Austin Meadows OF

2017 wasn’t a great year for Meadows. His prospect stock took a pretty big hit where once he was seen as an easy top 10. Some also thought the Pirates had multiple chances to get him up to the bigs with Cutch rumors and the Marte suspension. I think this might be more of an anomaly than reality. Meadows had a ground ball % almost 10 points higher in AAA than ‘16 and a fly ball % about 10 points lower than 16. His stock is at an all-time low, and I like the idea of trying to buy-in right now.

2) Mitch Keller SP

Keller did everything right in 2017. He had a great season, and a great showing the AFL. I watched him pitch three times, and one thing becomes clear quickly, and that this is a guy that is going to paint corners and live off his command. His FB sat low mid 90’s. Not a ton of movement, but his control is plus. He goes to his curve a lot as his strikeout pitch, but through multiple starts I noticed how there was consistent contact made on it, and minimal SKO’s. Some of the contact was weak, but so much contact that it has me worried if he doesn’t mix. Overall though Keller should get a chance soon, and I think he’s at worst a SP4 for the Pirates.

3) Cole Tucker SS

Tucker is a SB machine. He’s not locked to that though, as he the power is starting to develop as well as solid AVG. He’s been a bit injury prone with a shoulder issue, and then an ankle which cancelled his AFL trip. His power is growing which gets me excited, because if we are looking at 15 HR and 30+ SB, we’ve got a poor man’s Trea Turner. I wouldn’t hold strong to that comp, but the general idea sticks.

4) Shane Baz SP

Baz is one of the more exciting arms from the ‘17 class that I’m excited to get a full season look at. Baz has three plus pitches with his FB that he moves around the zone, a cutter and a slider. There isn’t a ton of business in his delivery which might help him get a handle on control issues. Since most haven’t heard much of Baz, and there hasn’t been a full season look, I would be active in acquiring him in first year player prospect drafts in dynasty

. 5) Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B

Hayes is definitely a contact guy. There has been very little power to speak of, and I couldn’t confidently say that will ever change. His ability to hit for contact though might allow him to walk into some teens power. One of my top reasons for being in on Hayes is I love the speed from someone at 3B. If it sticks, it could be some of the best speed from the position.

6) Mason Martin 1B

7) Taylor Hearn SP

8) Conner Uselton OF

9) Calvin Mitchell OF 

10) LoLo Sanchez OF




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Episode 110 – Prospect Mailbag



First up on Episode 110 I’m taking a look at the top 10 biggest discrepancies between my ranks and the prospect one ADP. Second up I’m answering some of the best questions from the Prospect One chat.

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Mock Draft 1.0 12 Team Dynasty Results



Below you can read the draft results of our Dynasty Mock Draft.

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Round 1
OFRosaTrout, Mike – LAA11
OFRobert SavageBetts, Mookie – BOS22
3BWill HallGuerrero Jr., Vladimir – TOR33
SSSimonLindor, Francisco – CLE44
3BDustyArenado, Nolan – COL55
OFThe WelshAcuña Jr., Ronald – ATL66
3BJ MackRamírez, José – CLE77
MIAndrew BarroTurner, Trea – WAS88
OFNick O’NealYelich, Christian – MIL99
3BRyan BarwaczBregman, Alex – HOU1010
OFCraig GJudge, Aaron – NYY1111
OFBogmanHarper, Bryce – (N/A)1212
Round 2
SSBogmanMachado, Manny – (N/A)113
OFCraig GMartinez, J.D. – BOS214
OFRyan BarwaczSoto, Juan – WAS315
2BNick O’NealAltuve, Jose – HOU416
2BAndrew BarroBáez, Javier – CHC517
SPJ MackdeGrom, Jacob – NYM618
SPThe WelshSale, Chris – BOS719
1BDustyFreeman, Freddie – ATL820
MISimonStory, Trevor – COL921
CIWill HallBryant, Kris – CHC1022
SPRobert SavageScherzer, Max – WAS1123
SPRosaSnell, Blake – TB1224
Round 3
SPRosaNola, Aaron – PHI125
1BRobert SavageGoldschmidt, Paul – STL226
OFWill HallBenintendi, Andrew – BOS327
OFSimonStanton, Giancarlo – NYY428
SPDustyKluber, Corey – CLE529
SSThe WelshCorrea, Carlos – HOU630
1BJ MackRizzo, Anthony – CHC731
SPAndrew BarroCole, Gerrit – HOU832
OFNick O’NealJiménez, Eloy (R) – CHW933
1BRyan BarwaczBellinger, Cody – LAD1034
SPCraig GBauer, Trevor – CLE1135
SPBogmanSyndergaard, Noah – NYM1236
Round 4
SPBogmanBuehler, Walker – LAD137
SPCraig GSeverino, Luis – NYY238
2BRyan BarwaczAlbies, Ozzie – ATL339
SPNick O’NealCarrasco, Carlos – CLE440
SSAndrew BarroMondesi, Adalberto – KC541
OFJ MackHoskins, Rhys – PHI642
SPThe WelshKershaw, Clayton – LAD743
SPDustyVerlander, Justin – HOU844
OFSimonRobles, Victor (R) – WAS945
SSWill HallBogaerts, Xander – BOS1046
2BRobert SavageTorres, Gleyber – NYY1147
OFRosaSpringer, George – HOU1248
Round 5
SPRosaCorbin, Patrick – WAS149
3BRobert SavageRendon, Anthony – WAS250
MIWill HallTatis Jr., Fernando – SD351
UTSimonDavis, Khris – OAK452
OFDustyBlackmon, Charlie – COL553
2BThe WelshMerrifield, Whit – KC654
OFJ MackMarte, Starling – PIT755
3BAndrew BarroSuárez, Eugenio – CIN856
SPNick O’NealPaxton, James – NYY957
SPRyan BarwaczOhtani, Shohei – LAA1058
SPCraig GClevinger, Mike – CLE1159
3BBogmanAndújar, Miguel – NYY1260
Round 6
1BBogmanCarpenter, Matt – STL161
SPCraig GFlaherty, Jack – STL262
SSRyan BarwaczSeager, Corey – LAD363
1BNick O’NealVotto, Joey – CIN464
RPAndrew BarroDíaz, Edwin – NYM565
SPJ MackTaillon, Jameson – PIT666
SPThe WelshStrasburg, Stephen – WAS767
SSDustySegura, Jean – PHI868
3BSimonDevers, Rafael – BOS969
SPWill HallBerríos, José – MIN1070
OFRobert SavagePham, Tommy – TB1171
3BRosaChapman, Matt – OAK1272
Round 7
SPRosaGreinke, Zack – ARI173
OFRobert SavageOzuna, Marcell – STL274
SPWill HallReyes, Alex (R) – STL375
2BSimonMoncada, Yoán – CHW476
OFDustyCain, Lorenzo – MIL577
RPThe WelshJansen, Kenley – LAD678
SPJ MackMárquez, German – COL779
1BAndrew BarroAbreu, José – CHW880
RPNick O’NealTreinen, Blake – OAK981
OFRyan BarwaczRosario, Eddie – MIN1082
2BCraig GGennett, Scooter – CIN1183
OFBogmanCastellanos, Nicholas – DET1284
Round 8
SPBogmanPrice, David – BOS185
1BCraig GOlson, Matt – OAK286
CRyan BarwaczRealmuto, J.T. – MIA387
3BNick O’NealSenzel, Nick – CIN488
RPAndrew BarroChapman, Aroldis – NYY589
SPJ MackWhitley, Forrest – HOU690
CThe WelshSánchez, Gary – NYY791
RPDustyKimbrel, Craig – (N/A)892
SPSimonMikolas, Miles – STL993
OFWill HallTucker, Kyle (R) – HOU1094
SPRobert SavageWheeler, Zack – NYM1195
OFRosaHaniger, Mitch – SEA1296
Round 9
OFRosaConforto, Michael – NYM197
OFRobert SavageDahl, David – COL298
SPWill HallHoneywell, Brent (R) – TB399
CISimonDonaldson, Josh – ATL4100
2BDustyMurphy, Daniel – COL5101
OFThe WelshUpton, Justin – LAA6102
RPJ MackHader, Josh – MIL7103
SPAndrew BarroMartínez, Carlos – STL8104
SPNick O’NealLuzardo, Jesus – OAK9105
RPRyan BarwaczOsuna, Roberto – HOU10106
CICraig GAguilar, Jesús – MIL11107
CIBogmanAlonso, Peter – NYM12108
Round 10
OFBogmanMyers, Wil – SD1109
OFCraig GGordon, Dee – SEA2110
MIRyan BarwaczRosario, Amed – NYM3111
SSNick O’NealFranco, Wander Samuel – TB4112
OFAndrew BarroGallo, Joey – TEX5113
OFJ MackMazara, Nomar – TEX6114
MIThe WelshHiura, Keston – MIL7115
OFDustyPollock, A.J. – (N/A)8116
SPSimonBumgarner, Madison – SF9117
OFWill HallAdell, Jo – LAA10118
SPRobert SavageFoltynewicz, Mike – ATL11119
PRosaToussaint, Touki (R) – ATL12120
Round 11
PRosaSoroka, Mike (R) – ATL1121
RPRobert SavageVázquez, Felipe – PIT2122
SPWill HallNewcomb, Sean – ATL3123
OFSimonHicks, Aaron – NYY4124
UTDustyCruz, Nelson – MIN5125
SPThe WelshCastillo, Luis – CIN6126
OFJ MackBader, Harrison – STL7127
OFAndrew BarroPuig, Yasiel – CIN8128
OFNick O’NealKirilloff, Alex – MIN9129
SPRyan BarwaczGlasnow, Tyler – TB10130
RPCraig GHand, Brad – CLE11131
SPBogmanDarvish, Yu – CHC12132
Round 12
OFBogmanBrantley, Michael – HOU1133
3BCraig GShaw, Travis – MIL2134
PRyan BarwaczUrías, Julio – LAD3135
SSNick O’NealBichette, Bo – TOR4136
OFAndrew BarroInciarte, Ender – ATL5137
RPJ MackLeclerc, José – TEX6138
UTThe WelshUrías, Luis (R) – SD7139
CIDustyEncarnacion, Edwin – SEA8140
OFSimonSchwarber, Kyle – CHC9141
OFWill HallSánchez, Jesús (R) – TB10142
SSRobert SavagePeraza, José – CIN11143
SSRosaProfar, Jurickson – OAK12144
Round 13
OFRosaVerdugo, Alex (R) – LAD1145
SPRobert SavagePivetta, Nick – PHI2146
SPWill HallKopech, Michael (R) – CHW3147
SSSimonLewis, Royce – MIN4148
MIDustyCanó, Robinson – NYM5149
1BThe WelshMuncy, Max – LAD6150
SSJ MackAdames, Willy – TB7151
CAndrew BarroContreras, Willson – CHC8152
OFNick O’NealWinker, Jesse – CIN9153
SPRyan BarwaczFreeland, Kyle – COL10154
MICraig GHampson, Garrett (R) – COL11155
2BBogmanVillar, Jonathan – BAL12156
Round 14
PBogmanRay, Robbie – ARI1157
UTCraig GTurner, Justin – LAD2158
UTRyan BarwaczOdor, Rougned – TEX3159
OFNick O’NealMcCutchen, Andrew – PHI4160
SPAndrew BarroArcher, Chris – PIT5161
RPJ MackIglesias, Raisel – CIN6162
OFThe WelshÁlvarez, Yordan – HOU7163
SPDustyTanaka, Masahiro – NYY8164
SPSimonRodriguez, Eduardo – BOS9165
1BWill HallMcKay, Brendan – TB10166
PRobert SavageKeuchel, Dallas – (N/A)11167
2BRosaLeMahieu, DJ – (N/A)12168
Round 15
SSRosaKieboom, Carter – WAS1169
OFRobert SavageMeadows, Austin – TB2170
SPWill HallKikuchi, Yusei (R) – SEA3171
SPSimonHapp, J.A. – NYY4172
CDustyPosey, Buster – SF5173
OFThe WelshBuxton, Byron – MIN6174
2BJ MackDozier, Brian – WAS7175
SPAndrew BarroBieber, Shane – CLE8176
OFNick O’NealPolanco, Gregory – PIT9177
CIRyan BarwaczSanó, Miguel – MIN10178
PCraig GHeaney, Andrew – LAA11179
PBogmanJames, Josh (R) – HOU12180
Round 16
RPBogmanDoolittle, Sean – WAS1181
SSCraig GEscobar, Eduardo – ARI2182
SPRyan BarwaczPuk, A.J. – OAK3183
UTNick O’NealNimmo, Brandon – NYM4184
OFAndrew BarroPiscotty, Stephen – OAK5185
OFJ MackPeralta, David – ARI6186
RPThe WelshGiles, Ken – TOR7187
SPDustyMorton, Charlie – TB8188
OFSimonRobert, Luis – CHW9189
OFWill HallTrammell, Taylor – CIN10190
CRobert SavageMejía, Francisco (R) – SD11191
1BRosaDesmond, Ian – COL12192
Round 17
RPRosaHicks, Jordan – STL1193
RPRobert SavageKnebel, Corey – MIL2194
2BWill HallMcNeil, Jeff – NYM3195
SPSimonSánchez, Sixto – PHI4196
OFDustyBauers, Jake – CLE5197
3BThe WelshSeager, Kyle – SEA6198
CIJ MackBell, Josh – PIT7199
OFAndrew BarroRenfroe, Hunter – SD8200
CINick O’NealIndia, Jonathan – CIN9201
PRyan BarwaczBurnes, Corbin (R) – MIL10202
OFCraig GHamilton, Billy – KC11203
RPBogmanYates, Kirby – SD12204
Round 18
MIBogmanAnderson, Tim – CHW1205
OFCraig GCéspedes, Yoenis – NYM2206
RPRyan BarwaczDomínguez, Seranthony – PHI3207
SPNick O’NealHendricks, Kyle – CHC4208
PAndrew BarroHamels, Cole – CHC5209
OFJ MackReyes, Franmil – SD6210
PThe WelshPaddack, Chris (R) – SD7211
OFDustyLaureano, Ramón – OAK8212
RPSimonSteckenrider, Drew – MIA9213
UTWill HallValera, George – CLE10214
MIRobert SavageRodgers, Brendan – COL11215
CIRosaMoustakas, Mike – (N/A)12216
Round 19
RPRosaSheffield, Justus (R) – SEA1217
OFRobert SavageO’Neill, Tyler (R) – STL2218
CWill HallBart, Joey – SF3219
RPSimonDavis, Wade – COL4220
RPDustyVizcaíno, Arodys – ATL5221
3BThe WelshRiley, Austin – ATL6222
PJ MackGray, Jon – COL7223
CIAndrew BarroWhite, Tyler – HOU8224
PNick O’NealEovaldi, Nathan – BOS9225
OFRyan BarwaczPederson, Joc – LAD10226
OFCraig GChoo, Shin-soo – TEX11227
PBogmanHarvey, Matt – LAA12228
Round 20
OFBogmanHerrera, Odúbel – PHI1229
OFCraig GSoler, Jorge – KC2230
OFRyan BarwaczSmith, Mallex – SEA3231
PNick O’NealLucchesi, Joey – SD4232
RPAndrew BarroJiménez, Joe – DET5233
PJ MackPeralta, Freddy – MIL6234
CIThe WelshCabrera, Miguel – DET7235
RPDustyOttavino, Adam – (N/A)8236
3BSimonGorman, Nolan – STL9237
PWill HallKeller, Mitch (R) – PIT10238
PRobert SavagePorcello, Rick – BOS11239
UTRosaMesa, Víctor Víctor – MIA12240
Round 21
RPRosaRobertson, David – PHI1241
CIRobert SavageHosmer, Eric – SD2242
SSWill HallRuiz, Esteury – SD3243
2BSimonMadrigal, Nick – CHW4244
PDustyDuplantier, Jon – ARI5245
PThe WelshLester, Jon – CHC6246
PJ MackMusgrove, Joe – PIT7247
UTAndrew BarroMcMahon, Ryan – COL8248
MINick O’NealHoerner, Nico – CHC9249
OFRyan BarwaczLarnach, Trevor – MIN10250
RPCraig GBetances, Dellin – NYY11251
CBogmanPerez, Salvador – KC12252
Round 22
UTBogmanHapp, Ian – CHC1253
PCraig GQuintana, José – CHC2254
PRyan BarwaczSkaggs, Tyler – LAA3255
RPNick O’NealButtrey, Ty (R) – LAA4256
RPAndrew BarroEdwards Jr., Carl – CHC5257
UTJ MackCalhoun, Willie – TEX6258
PThe WelshWeaver, Luke – ARI7259
PDustyMcKenzie, Triston – CLE8260
1BSimonLowe, Nate – TB9261
RPWill HallWright, Kyle (R) – ATL10262
OFRobert SavageSantana, Domingo – SEA11263
MIRosaGregorius, Didi – NYY12264
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Episode 259 – Mock Draft 1.0 12 Team Dynasty



Mock Draft SZN is here! We kick it off 1.0 with a live 12 team dynasty mock. Dynasty/keeper formats have so many different flavors, there really is no consensus on how to approach them. We tackle some strategies and break down the mock and look at the player values that moved from redraft to dynasty.


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