By Jason Shetler
Earlier this morning, ESPN’s Keith Law came out with his list of the Top 10 farm systems in baseball. The Pirates are in the Top 5 at #4, trailing only the Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees and San Diego Padres.
The ranking is four spots higher than last year. Law said that the prospects who were in the Top 5 of the Pirates system a year ago made their return to the list this year. In addition to maintaining those prospects, Law also mentioned that they had some breakout players, the most notable being Mitch Keller, who was the Pirates Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2016.