About that Top 50 prospects list
In case you didn’t see the unveiling of Jonathan Mayo’s Top 50 prospects on MLB Network/MLB.com Wednesday night, here are a few links that might be of interest to you. Mayo listed third baseman Pedro Alvarez as the eighth-best prospect in the Minors. Be sure to watch the video that accompanies the story for some additional insight.
If you’re interested in the rest of Mayo’s list, check this out. It also delves into different breakdowns and comparisons that you might find interesting.
It’s worth nothing that no other Pirates made the Top 50 (or even what-would-have-been Top 60) list.
If you want to reminisce, take a look at these lists of MLB.com’s Top 50 prospects from 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. You’ll find that Andy LaRoche was ranked No. 33 in 2008 and No. 29 in 2006. Andrew McCutchen was listed every year since 2007. Back in 2006, Lastings Milledge was put at No. 14 and Craig Hansen sat at No. 44.
In general, it’s pretty interesting to scroll through these Top 50 lists and see which projections were spot on and which players turned out to be not nearly as good as the hype.
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