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Organized by source, this is a list of Pittsburgh Pirates top pre-season prospects for each baseball season since 1983.
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Pittsburgh Pirates Top Prospects by Source/Year

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    SourceYearPlayer NameMLB RankPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsStatusCurrent TeamcLevel
    Baseball America2020Mitch Keller52P6-3195RR1996-04-04Cedar Rapids,IA
    2014-  2-  64-PIT
    MLB2019-20192014-2019ActivePittsburgh PiratesMLB
    Baseball America2019Mitch Keller26P6-3195RR1996-04-04Cedar Rapids,IA
    2014-  2-  64-PIT
    MLB2019-20192014-2019ActivePittsburgh PiratesMLB
    Baseball America2018Mitch Keller12P6-3195RR1996-04-04Cedar Rapids,IA
    2014-  2-  64-PIT
    MLB2019-20192014-2019ActivePittsburgh PiratesMLB
    Baseball America2017Austin Meadows6RF-LF6-2195LL1995-05-03Atlanta,GA
    2013-  1-   9-PIT
    MLB2018-20192013-2019ActiveTampa Bay RaysMLB
    Baseball America2016Tyler Glasnow14P6-7200LR1993-08-23Newhall,CA
    2011-  5- 152-PIT
    MLB2016-20192012-2019ActiveTampa Bay RaysMLB
    Baseball America2015Tyler Glasnow16P6-7200LR1993-08-23Newhall,CA
    2011-  5- 152-PIT
    MLB2016-20192012-2019ActiveTampa Bay RaysMLB
    Baseball America2014Gregory Polanco10RF-OF6-4220LL1991-09-14Santo Domingo,DR
    2009-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB2014-20192010-2019ActivePittsburgh PiratesMLB
    Baseball America2013Gerrit Cole7P6-4215RR1990-09-08Newport Beach,CA
    2011-  1-   1-PIT
    MLB2013-20192009-2019ActiveNew York YankeesMLB
    Baseball America2012Gerrit Cole12P6-4215RR1990-09-08Newport Beach,CA
    2011-  1-   1-PIT
    MLB2013-20192009-2019ActiveNew York YankeesMLB
    Baseball America2011Jameson Taillon11P6-6225RR1991-11-18The Woodlands,TX
    2010-  1-   2-PIT
    MLB2016-20192011-2019DL-60Pittsburgh PiratesMLB
    Baseball America2010Pedro Alvarez8DH-3B6-2225LR1987-02-06New York,NY
    2008-  1-   2-PIT
    MLB2010-20182006-2018Free Agt--
    Baseball America2009Pedro Alvarez12DH-3B6-2225LR1987-02-06New York,NY
    2008-  1-   2-PIT
    MLB2010-20182006-2018Free Agt--
    Baseball America2008Andrew McCutchen14OF-RF5-11195RR1986-10-10Fort Meade,FL
    2005-  1-  11-PIT
    MLB2009-20192005-2019Free Agt-
    Baseball America2007Andrew McCutchen13OF-RF5-11195RR1986-10-10Fort Meade,FL
    2005-  1-  11-PIT
    MLB2009-20192005-2019Free Agt-
    Baseball America2006Neil Walker431B-3B6-3205BR1985-09-10Pittsburgh,PA
    2004-  1-  11-PIT
    MLB2009-20192004-2019MinorsPhiladelphia Phillies-
    Baseball America2005Zach Duke34P6-2210LL1983-04-19Clifton,TX
    2001- 20- 594-PIT
    MLB2005-20192002-2019Free Agt-
    Baseball America2004John VanBenschoten38P6-4210RR1980-04-14San Diego,CA
    2001-  1-   8-PIT
    MLB2004-20081999-2011-------
    Baseball America2003John VanBenschoten24P6-4210RR1980-04-14San Diego,CA
    2001-  1-   8-PIT
    MLB2004-20081999-2011-------
    Baseball America2002J.R. House41C-1B5-10200RR1979-11-11Charleston,WV
    1999-  5- 152-PIT
    MLB2003-20081999-2011-------
    Baseball America2001J.R. House21C-1B5-10200RR1979-11-11Charleston,WV
    1999-  5- 152-PIT
    MLB2003-20081999-2011-------
    Baseball America2000Chad Hermansen33OF-SS6-2185RR1977-09-10Salt Lake City,UT
    1995-  1-  10-PIT
    MLB1999-20041995-2007-------
    Baseball America1999Chad Hermansen37OF-SS6-2185RR1977-09-10Salt Lake City,UT
    1995-  1-  10-PIT
    MLB1999-20041995-2007-------
    Baseball America1997Kris Benson8P6-4188RR1974-11-07Kennesaw,GA
    1996-  1-   1-PIT
    MLB1999-20101994-2010-------
    Baseball America1996Jason Kendall26C-LF6-0195RR1974-06-26San Diego,CA
    1992-  1-  23-PIT
    MLB1996-20101992-2012Ret--
    Baseball America1995Trey Beamon43OF-LF6-0192LR1974-02-11Dallas,TX
    1992-  2-  61-PIT
    MLB1996-19981992-2006-------
    Baseball America1994Midre Cummings33OF-RF6-0195LR1971-10-14St. Croix,VG
    1990-  1-  29-MIN
    MLB1993-20051990-2005-------
    Baseball America1993Kevin Young351B-3B6-3222RR1969-06-16Alpena,MI
    1990-  7- 187-PIT
    MLB1992-20031990-2003-------
    Baseball America1992Steve Cooke52P6-6229RL1970-01-14Lihue,HI
    1989- 35- 912-PIT
    MLB1992-19981990-2000-------
    Baseball America1991Kurt Miller24P6-5225RR1972-08-24Tucson,AZ
    1990-  1-   5-PIT
    MLB1994-19991990-1999-------
    Baseball America1990Wes Chamberlain25OF-1B6-2210RR1966-04-13Chicago,IL
    1987-  4-  86-PIT
    MLB1990-19951987-2004-------
    Baseball America1989Mark Merchant---OF-1B6-2185BR1969-01-23Dunkirk,NY
    1987-  1-   2-PIT
    AAA1987-1998-------
    Baseball America1988Mark Merchant---OF-1B6-2185BR1969-01-23Dunkirk,NY
    1987-  1-   2-PIT
    AAA1987-1998-------
    Baseball America1987John Smiley---P6-4210LL1965-03-17Phoenixville,PA
    1983- 12- 300-PIT
    MLB1986-19971983-1997-------
    Baseball America1986Barry Bonds---OF-LF6-2210LL1964-07-24Riverside,CA
    1985-  1-   6-PIT
    MLB1986-20071985-2007-------
    Baseball America1985Mike Bielecki---P6-3195RR1959-07-31Baltimore,MD
    1979-  1-   8-PIT
    MLB1984-19971979-1997-------
    Baseball America1984Bobby Bonilla---3B-OF6-3240BR1963-02-23New York,NY
    1981-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1986-20011981-2001-------
    Baseball America1983Lee Tunnell---P6-0180RR1960-10-30Tyler,TX
    1981-  2-  40-PIT
    MLB1982-19891981-1995-------
    MLB Pipeline
    SourceYearPlayer NameMLB RankPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsStatusCurrent TeamcLevel
    MLB Pipeline2020Mitch Keller39P6-3195RR1996-04-04Cedar Rapids,IA
    2014-  2-  64-PIT
    MLB2019-20192014-2019ActivePittsburgh PiratesMLB
    MLB Pipeline2019Mitch Keller19P6-3195RR1996-04-04Cedar Rapids,IA
    2014-  2-  64-PIT
    MLB2019-20192014-2019ActivePittsburgh PiratesMLB
    MLB Pipeline2018Mitch Keller16P6-3195RR1996-04-04Cedar Rapids,IA
    2014-  2-  64-PIT
    MLB2019-20192014-2019ActivePittsburgh PiratesMLB
    MLB Pipeline2017Tyler Glasnow8P6-7200LR1993-08-23Newhall,CA
    2011-  5- 152-PIT
    MLB2016-20192012-2019ActiveTampa Bay RaysMLB
    MLB Pipeline2016Tyler Glasnow10P6-7200LR1993-08-23Newhall,CA
    2011-  5- 152-PIT
    MLB2016-20192012-2019ActiveTampa Bay RaysMLB
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    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site MLB Rank MLB Top X Prospect Rank Pos Defensive Position Ht Height Wt Weight Ba Bats Th Throws Born Date Date of Birth for Player Place of Birth City,State or City,Country for birthplace Draft Info Year-DraftRound-Overall-Drafted by Team Abbreviation. Click the link to view picks for that round. Indicates most recent draft instance HiLvl Highest Level Reached MLB Years Up-to-date Range of Years played Stat Years Available range of years of statistics within the TBC system Status Roster Status Current Team Player's Active Major League Baseball Organization, if exists cLevel College Level or Division. NCAA I,II,III,NAIA,Jr College etc