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Pittsburgh Pirates Top Players Under 25

1 Andrew McCutchen CF
2 Jameson Taillon RHP
3 Luis Heredia RHP
4 Joshua Bell OF
5 Gerrit Cole RHP
6 Jose Tabata OF
7 Pedro Alvarez 3B
8 Rudy Owens LHP
9 Starling Marte OF
10 Chase D'Arnaud SS
11 Gorkys Hernandez OF
12 Andrew Lambo OF
13 Stetson Allie RHP
14 Josh Harrison 2B
15 Tony Sanchez C
16 Robbie Grossman OF
17 Alex Dickerson 1B
18 Argenis Diaz SS
19 Tyler Glasnow RHP
20 Quincy Latimore OF
21 Yonathan Barrios SS
22 Dilson Herrera SS
23 Brett Lorin RHP
24 Exicardo Cayones OF
25 Clayton Holmes RHP
26 Bryan Morris RHP
27 Brock Holt 2B
28 Nicholas Kingham RHP
29 Jordy Mercer SS
30 Cesilio Pimentel P
31 Tim Alderson RHP
32 Jared Lakind 1B
33 Jeff Inman RHP
34 Victor Black RHP
35 Jake Burnette RHP
36 Colton Cain LHP
37 Jose Marrujo P
38 Alen Hanson 2B
39 Harold Ramirez OF
40 Jeff Locke LHP
41 Evan Chambers OF
42 Zack Von Rosenberg RHP
43 Drew Maggi SS
44 Jason Creasy RHP
45 Colten Brewer RHP
46 Andy Otamendi P
47 Mel Rojas OF
48 Wes Freeman OF
49 Jose Salazar
50 Jesus Vasquez OF
51 Ulises Montilla 2B
52 Jose Osuna OF
53 Raul Fortunato OF
54 Diego Goris 3B
55 Elvis Escobar OF
56 Justin Wilson LHP
57 Jarek Cunningham 3B
58 Joey Schoenfeld C
59 Jackson Lodge P
60 Zack Dodson LHP
61 Nathan Baker LHP
62 Tyler Waldron RHP
63 Trent Stevenson RHP
64 Brooks Pounders RHP
65 Maximo Rivera 3B
66 Quinton Miller RHP
67 Jesus Brito 3B
68 Hunter Strickland RHP
69 Willy Garcia OF
70 Kirk Singer 2B
71 Cesar Lopez P
72 Francisco Vilchez P


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Name POS Schools
1 Bryce Harper C Southern Nevada CC
2 Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands (Texas) HS
3 Anthony Ranaudo P LSU
4 Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
5 Nick Castellanos 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS, FLA
6 Bryce Brentz OF Middle Tennessee State
7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
8 Zack Cox 3B Arkansas
9 Austin Wilson OF Harvard-Westlake HS, CA
10 Deck McGuire RHP Georgia Tech
11 Karsten Whitson RHP Chipley HS, Bartow, Fla.
12 Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton
13 Matt Harvey P North Carolina
14 Levon Washington 2B/OF Chipola JC
15 Manny Machado SS Brito Prep, Miami
16 Josh Sale OF Bishop Blanchet HS, SEA
17 Chris Sale LHP Florida Gulf Coast
18 Jedd Gyorko 2B West Virginia
19 Brandon Workman P Texas
20 Stetson Allie 3B St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio
21 Brian Ragira OF Martin HS, Arlington
22 Dylan Covey P Maranatha HS, Pasadena, CA
23 Derek Dietrich SS Georgia Tech
24 DeAndre Smelter P Tattnall Square GA
25 Kevin Gausman RHP Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo
26 Cameron Bedrosian P East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, GA
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