What Is Different About This Top Rated Pirates Farm System?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been getting some great reviews on the prospect front.

Last week I wrote about how the Pirates had placed six prospects on two different top 100 lists. This week, Baseball America released their farm system rankings, putting the Pirates third. Keith Law had them sixth. FanGraphs released their top 61 Pirates prospects, and the grades made the Pirates one of the best teams they've graded so far.

This is all encouraging news. These updates are based on talent and potential, and the three updates linked above show the Pirates system having:

**Six of the best 100 prospects in the game, according to BA and Keith Law

**The third or sixth best farm system, according to BA and Law respectively

**47(!) different players with 40 grades or higher, according ...

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