The digital edition of Baseball America's NL Central top prospect list is out. If you don't subscribe to BA, you should. Anyway, this is the list;
1. Gerrit Cole
2. Jameson Taillon
3. Luis Heredia
5. Alen Hanson
6. Josh Bell
9. Barrett Barnes
10. Clay Holmes
It's subscriber only (just subscribe already) so I can't post much more. Very unfortunately, the Hoka-Hey stuff comes up a lot in the issue and it is not flattering. They go into it in both in the Pirates breakdown and a full article earlier in the magazine. However, the player write-ups were pretty encouraging. Potentially three frontline starters....Polanco has 30/30 upside.....McPherson and Holmes as possible #3's....Bell has the makings of a 3 or 4 hitter in a contender's lineup.Lots of good stuff. Subscribe!
On the downside, the Cardinals system is the best in baseball according to BA. I may have to agree.
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