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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

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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.

 

Check out the NL Central Top 10 Team Prospects podcast when Scott Bogman interviews me on my thoughts on these players plus a look beyond the top 10 for some teams.

 

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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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Chris Welsh hosts the Football, Baseball and Basketball podcasts with Scott Bogman. The Welsh is the creator of Prospect One, the fantasy baseball prospect podcast, and the series of content surrounding prospects.

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Episode 105 – AFL Recap and Championship with Keston Hiura, Monte Harrison, Cole Tucker and Buddy Reed

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The AFL officially has come to an end! In honor of it, we have a big blowout episode for you as Brewers Keston Hiura, Marlins Monte Harrison, Pirates Cole Tucker and Padres Buddy Reed all join me for interviews on the field. This episode I am also recapping the AFL Season and some stories from the AFL Championship game. Lastly I have some top 5 related AFL lists for you!

 

Interview information

Pirates SS, Cole Tucker – 21:25

Marlins OF, Monte Harrison – 30:21

Brewers 2B, Keston Hiura – 41:05

Padres OF, Buddy Reed – 53:31

 

 

Have a question for the show? Tweet me @IsItTheWelsh with the hashtag #ProspectOne to talk about your question on the show, or email me at ProspectOne@inthisleague.com

 

Enjoy the podcast? Subscribe to the show on iTunes today. Please consider giving the show a rate and review. It helps us out big time! Don’t do iTunes? We’re on TuneIn right hereAlso find the show on Stitcher If you want to participate in the show with a Prospect Fantasy Question, a Story, Autograph stories, really anything, hit me up at @IsItTheWelsh@gmail.com

 

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Episode 104 – AFL Week 5 and Interviews with Taylor Trammell and Evan White

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Reds Top Prospect Taylor Trammell and Mariners Top Prospect Evan White join me to talk about hitting, keys to a swing and their time in the AFL (done during the Fall Stars game). I’ve also got a look at what was Week 5 in the AFL and who was who!

 

Evan White at 10:27

Taylor Trammell at 52:02

 

 

 

Have a question for the show? Tweet me @IsItTheWelsh with the hashtag #ProspectOne to talk about your question on the show, or email me at ProspectOne@inthisleague.com

 

Enjoy the podcast? Subscribe to the show on iTunes today. Please consider giving the show a rate and review. It helps us out big time! Don’t do iTunes? We’re on TuneIn right hereAlso find the show on Stitcher If you want to participate in the show with a Prospect Fantasy Question, a Story, Autograph stories, really anything, hit me up at @IsItTheWelsh@gmail.com

 

Join up to be a member of the army and support your boys to create more and more fantasy baseball content that not only wins your league, but makes you laugh! Want access to the Top 500 Fantasy Prospects list with season long updates? How about the Prospect One GroupMe chat room?! 2 Secret Shows a month to make you laugh, fantasy chats, giveaways, discount codes and more! Find it all at the ITL Army Page Today!

 

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Episode 103 – AFL Fall Stars with Bobby Dalbec and Jon Duplantier

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It’s AFL Week 4 PLUS the AFL Fall Stars game. I’m joined on the field of the Fall Stars game by Third Baseman Bobby Dalbec of the Boston Red Sox and starting pitcher Jon Duplantier of the Dbacks to talk about hitting, pitching, their time in the AFL and more! We’ve also go a look at week 4 as well as what went down in the AFL Fall Stars game!

 

Dalbec Interview at 8:41

Duplantier Interview at 51:29

 

 

Have a question for the show? Tweet me @IsItTheWelsh with the hashtag #ProspectOne to talk about your question on the show, or email me at ProspectOne@inthisleague.com

 

Enjoy the podcast? Subscribe to the show on iTunes today. Please consider giving the show a rate and review. It helps us out big time! Don’t do iTunes? We’re on TuneIn right hereAlso find the show on Stitcher If you want to participate in the show with a Prospect Fantasy Question, a Story, Autograph stories, really anything, hit me up at @IsItTheWelsh@gmail.com

 

Join up to be a member of the army and support your boys to create more and more fantasy baseball content that not only wins your league, but makes you laugh! Want access to the Top 500 Fantasy Prospects list with season long updates? How about the Prospect One GroupMe chat room?! 2 Secret Shows a month to make you laugh, fantasy chats, giveaways, discount codes and more! Find it all at the ITL Army Page Today!

 

Become a Patron!

 

Check out the ITL STORE  with our brand new BASEBALL LOGO shirt! It’s the latest edition of ITL’s awesome shirt collection. Get it today! But you can still find the greats like, Keep it 37 Body by Bourbon, Body by Cheeseburger, ITL Jersey shirt and our best seller, 99 PROBLEMS BUT MY DRAFT AIN’T 1!

 


 

 


 

 


 

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