Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects: Ranking from 24-19

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The Pirates 24-19 prospects feature two players who will likely impact the Pirates this season in Alen Hanson and Trevor Williams.  Williams, who is competing for the final spot in the rotation, will likely have the larger impact.  Hanson is out of options but is far from a given to make the club out of spring training.  He provides speed and defensive flexibility, but his bat lacks.

Gage Hinsz is a former prep arm that the Pirates gave a large bonus too.  They’ve been patient with him so far, and while the stuff is improving, there is still some strides need to made and that can be seen in his performance.  Clay Holmes was added to the 40 man this offseason. With his velocity and ground ball ability, he looks to be a strong bullpen piece in the future.  He has an outside chance of sticking as a starter but lacks control and secondary pitches.

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Braedan Ogle s a young prep arm that the Pirates will take their time with.  He’s left-handed and projects well with a hard fastball.  Jordan Luplow is a sleeper-type prospect, and all he has done is hit in his three years in the system.

Prospects 18-13 will be released soon.

Prospects 30-25