Rum Bunter Radio: Discussing FanGraphs Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Board
By Trey Yanity
The future is beginning to take form as FanGraphs releases their latest Pittsburgh Pirates top 61 prospects list.
On this episode of Rum Bunter Radio the crew returns from lockout hibernation to discuss the latest version of FanGraphs.com’s Pittsburgh Pirates top prospects list.
An easy starting point when examining this list is starting with the glaring amount of players under 20 years old in the top 30. Tony Blanco Jr., at just 16 years old, enters this list at the 29 slot, his international signing class partner Yordany De Los Santos, only a year older, slots in at 26.
The episode begins with a conversation about the top ten prospects, and which players came in as surprises at the top.
Michael Burrows, listed at 12th, may be one of the nicest surprises on the board, and while he’s not alone in meteoric rise on this list, others like Hudson Head had major slides.
The crew examines which trade pieces have pan out in FanGraphs mind, and which they see as potential busts. Will Tucupita Marcano ever prove his worth in the Adam Frazier deal? Or is Marcano potentially Frazier 2.0?
To close out the show the guys give their take on Ben Cherington’s success in regards to the list, and what they see changing on the charts as time goes on, and the youth takes charge.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have a new top 61 prospects list via Fangraphs.com, and it gives reason to be excited about the future of Buccos baseball.
Batten down the hatches, clear the decks and enjoy episode 76 of Rum Bunter Radio.