By Jason Shetler
Last Friday, MLB.com came out with their rankings of the Top 100 prospects. The Pirates in total had five prospects on the list with Tyler Glasnow, Austin Meadows, Josh Bell, Jameson Taillon and Reese McGuire. They came very close to having six, as MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo mentioned Harold Ramirez as a just missed prospect for the list on MLB Pipeline’s podcast from Thursday.
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Ramirez came to the Pirates as an amateur player from Colombia in 2011. The 21-year-old outfielder spent 2015 with High A Bradenton where he batted .337, which would have led the Florida State League had he qualified for enough at-bats. Ramirez also put up an OPS of .857, and stole 22 bases. He’s also considered an above average defender. Ramirez is expected to begin the 2016 season with AA Altoona. MLB Pipeline ranks him the seventh best prospect currently in the Pirates system.