Bucco Nation Top 25 Pirates Prospects for 2017

By Jason Shetler

With MLB Pipeline doing their annual prospect rankings this month, I am doing the same, as it of course relates to the Pirates. Here now is my list of the Top 25 Pirates prospects entering the 2017 season.

Prospect              Position     Draft Class       2017 Starting Destination 

1. Austin Meadows   OF        2013 (1st round)       Indianapolis

2. Tyler Glasnow    RHP       2011 (5th round)     Pirates or Indianapolis

3. Josh Bell                 1B         2011 (2nd round)    Pirates 

4. Kevin Newman    SS         2015 (1st round)     Altoona or Indianapolis

5. Mitch Keller       RHP       2014 (2nd round)    Bradenton 

6. Ke’Bryan Hayes  3B         2015 (1st round comp)  West Virginia Power 

7. Will Craig              3B         2016 (1st round)      Bradenton 

8. Cole Tucker         SS          2014 (1st round)     Bradenton or Altoona

9. Elias Diaz              C       Undrafted (Venezuela)  Indianapolis

10. Nick Kingham RHP     2010 (4th round)      Indianapolis

11. Yeudy Garcia   RHP   Undrafted (Dominican Republic)  Altoona

12. Taylor Hearn  LHP    2015   (5th round)      Bradenton 

13. Alen Hanson  IF/OF  Undrafted (Dominican Republic)   Pirates 

14. Steven Brault  LHP   2013   (11th round)    Pirates or Indianapolis

15. Luis Escobar   RHP   Undrafted (Colombia)  West Virginia Power

16. Clay Holmes   RHP   2011    (9th round)         Altoona or Indianapolis

17. Gage Hinsz      RHP   2014   (11th round)       Bradenton 

18. Kevin Kramer  2B     2015   (2nd round)        Altoona 

19. Brandon Waddell  LHP  2015 (5th round)    Indianapolis

20. Trevor Williams  RHP   2013 (2nd round)   Pirates or Indianapolis

21. Jose Osuna   1B/OF  Undrafted (Venezuela)  Indianapolis

22. Max Moroff     IF             2012 (16th round)      Indianapolis

23. Barrett Barnes   OF       2012 (1st round comp)  Indianapolis

24. Travis MacGregor RHP  2016 (2nd round)    Bristol 

25. Braeden Ogle  LHP         2016  (4th round)     Bristol 






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