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2015 Pirates Prospect List

Rank Name Projection
1 Tyler Glasnow # 1 Starter
2 Austin Meadows 1st Div. CF
3 Jameson Taillon #2 Starter
4 Josh Bell 1st Div. RF
5 Reese McGuire 1st Div. C
6 Cole Tucker 1st Div. SS
7 Nick Kingham #3 Starter
8 Stephen Tarpley #3 Starter
9 Mitch Keller #3 Starter
10 Taylor Gushue 1st Div. C
11 Alen Hanson 1st Div. 2B
12 Trey Supak #3 Starter
13 Harold Ramirez 1st Div. CF
14 Jung Ho Kang 1st Div. 3B
15 Gage Hinsz #4 Starter
16 Barrett Barnes 1st Div. CF
17 Luis Heredia #4 Starter
18 JaCoby Jones 2nd Div. SS
19 Yondry Contreras 1st Div. LF
20 Harold Ramirez #5 Starter
21 Clay Holmes #5 Starter
22 Cody Dickson #5 Starter
23 Tito Polo 1st Div. LF
24 Wyatt Mathisen 2nd Div. C
25 Elias Diaz 2nd Div. C
26 Michael De La Cruz 2nd Div. CF
27 John Holdzkom #N/A
28 Adrian Sampson Reliever
29 Willy Garcia 2nd Div. LF
30 Jin-De Jhang 2nd Div. C
31 Connor Joe 2nd Div. LF
32 Elvis Escobar 2nd Div. CF
33 Stetson Allie 2nd Div. 1B
34 Gabriel Brito Backup C
35 Jose Osuna 2nd Div. 1B
36 Jordan Luplow 2nd Div. RF
37 Andrew Lambo 2nd Div. RF
38 Billy Roth #5 Starter
39 Mel Rojas 2nd Div. LF
40 Buddy Borden Reliever
41 Jaff Decker 2nd Div. LF
42 Casey Sadler Reliever
43 Gift Ngoepe Backup SS
44 Chris Diaz Backup SS
45 Steven Brault Reliever
46 Tyler Filliben Backup SS
47 Stolmy Pimentel Reliever
48 Adam Frazier Backup SS
49 Kevin Krause Backup C
50 Bobby LaFromboise Reliever
51 Chad Kuhl Reliever
52 Jhondaniel Medina Reliever
53 Jason Creasy Reliever
54 John Kuchno Reliever
55 Tyler Eppler Reliever
56 Hector Garcia Reliever
57 John Sever Reliever
58 Orlando Castro Reliever
59 Frank Duncan Reliever
60 Montana Durapau Reliever
61 Chase Simpson Backup 3B
62 Yoel Gonzalez 3RD CATCHER
63 Keon Broxton Backup LF
64 Yhonathan Barrios Reliever
65 Thomas Harlan Reliever
66 Angel Sanchez Reliever
67 Matt Nevarez #N/A
68 Drew Maggi Backup LF
69 Eric Wood Backup 3B
70 Erich Weiss Backup 3B
71 Carlos Munoz Backup 1B
72 Henrry Rosario Backup LF
73 Jonathan Schwind Backup LF
74 Edwin Espinal Backup 1B
75 Dan Gamache 3RD 2B/SS


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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
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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
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18 Jedd Gyorko 2B West Virginia
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21 Brian Ragira OF Martin HS, Arlington
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25 Kevin Gausman RHP Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo
26 Cameron Bedrosian P East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, GA
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