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Gerrit Cole Named One of Baseball America’s Top 20 Rookies For 2013

There are two types of lists that usually come out this time of year. The prospect lists focus on the future and the upside of each player. Then there’s the lists that focus only on the impact prospects can make in the upcoming season. Baseball America released one of those lists today, looking at the top 20 rookies for the 2013 season. The list is ranked based on the impact the player could have in 2013, and not based on prospect status.

Gerrit Cole was the only Pirate on the list, coming in at number 14. Their best case scenario has Cole handling Triple-A with ease, and arriving in the majors by mid-season. Their worst case is that Cole continues to be more hittable than his stuff suggests, and his mistakes get hammered by big league hitters.

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Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.

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Lee Young

why is Bauer rated ahead of Cole?

Boggling.

Foo

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SmokyB

Great to see Cole Close…

piratemike

Tim, off topic..
what is the word on the annual?

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