MLB.com released its updated top 100 list of prospects after the MLB Draft. The Pirates, who have seen a wave of prospects enter the big leagues this year, have six players listed in the top 100.
Tyler Glasnow (10th), Austin Meadows (12th), Josh Bell (29th), Jameson Taillon (30th), Kevin Newman (53rd) and Mitch Keller (89th) all make the list as they still qualify as prospects as they haven’t reached the the maximum allowed 130 at-bats, 50 innings pitched or 45 days spent on the 25-man active roster.
For Glasnow, who is currently on the disabled list, he has a 7-3 record in Triple-A, with a 1.94 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP and 122 strikeouts in 102 innings. In the big leagues, he has a 0-1 record with a 5.40 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP and seven strikeouts in 8.1 innings pitched.
As for Meadows, who has split time between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis, has a .296/.346/.592 slash line across the two levels, with eight home runs and 11 steals in 213 at-bats.
Bell, who has enjoyed quite the cup of coffee at the big league level with a perfect 1.000 average in two at-bats, including a grand slam, has hit well in Indy, too. He has 13 home runs with a .317/.405/.515 slash line.
Taillon slots in right behind Bell on the list, and he has the most major league experience of the group. In 40 big league innings, Taillon has a 2-1 record with a 3.60, a 1.18 WHIP and 61 strikeouts to six walks.
Newman, the Pirates first-round pick in 2015, has split his season between Bradenton and Altoona. Between the two levels, he has a .346/.405/.460 slash line with nine steals, four home runs, 42 RBIs, 30 walks and 24 strikeouts.
Lastly, Keller, who has spent his season in West Virginia, has a 2.86 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP in 97.2 innings over 18 starts.
The entire list can be found here.
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