Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects: Ranking from 18-13

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Final Thoughts

The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently seeing a big wave of pitching prospects reach the majors.  With that, many fans are concerned that the system is losing depth in that area.  Although the cream of the crop Pittsburgh Pirates prospects are in the upper minors, they have plenty of intriguing prospects working their way up the lower minors.

Prospects Travis MacGregor and Max Kranick could represent the next wave of elite pitching prospects.  While Luis Escobar and Yeudy Garcia are two intriguing power arms that will continue to develop as starters in the minors but may turn into power bullpen arms.  Meanwhile, Kevin Kramer looks to take the next step forward at Double-A as he tries to develop into the Pittsburgh Pirates future second baseman.  Lastly, Edgar Santana is the best bullpen arm in the minors right now.  The good news is he should not be there too much longer.  He will start the year at Triple-A but could be the first call-up when needed.

Next: Prospect Article on 24-19

Next up will be prospects 12-7.  Rum Bunter contributor David will be bringing you the analysis of our rankings for those prospects.  On this list are some big time names, with prospects that many fans are familiar with. The best thing about the upcoming list is the mix of prospects representing the true balance in the organization.