2005 Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects lists are based on projections of a player’s long-term worth after discussions with scouting and player-development personnel. All players who haven’t exceeded the major league rookie standards of 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched (without regard to service time) are eligible. Ages are as of April 1, 2005.

 

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TOP TEN PROSPECTS
1. Zach Duke, lhp
2. Neil Walker, c
3. John Van Benschoten, rhp
4. Ian Snell, rhp
5. Tom Gorzelanny, lhp
6. Bryan Bullington, rhp
7. Paul Maholm, lhp
8. Brad Eldred, 1b
9. Matt Peterson, rhp
10. Nate McLouth, of
BEST TOOLS
Best Hitter for Average Nate McLouth
Best Power Hitter Brad Eldred
Best Strike-Zone Discipline Rajai Davis
Fastest Baserunner Rajai Davis
Best Athlete A.J. Johnson
Best Fastball Jeremy Harts
Best Curveball Bobby Bradley
Best Slider Tom Gorzelanny
Best Changeup Zach Duke
Best Control Zach Duke
Best Defensive Catcher Ronny Paulino
Best Defensive Infielder Craig Stansberry
Best Infield Arm Javier Guzman
Best Defensive Outfielder Chris Duffy
Best Outfield Arm A.J. Johnson
TOP PROSPECTS
OF THE DECADE
1995 Trey Beamon, of
1996 Jason Kendall, c
1997 Kris Benson, rhp
1998 Kris Benson, rhp
1999 Chad Hermansen, of
2000 Chad Hermansen, of
2001 J.R. House, c
2002 J.R. House, c
2003 John Van Benschoten, rhp
2004 John Van Benschoten, rhp
TOP DRAFT PICKS
OF THE DECADE
1995 Chad Hermansen, ss
1996 Kris Benson, rhp
1997 J.J. Davis, of
1998 Clint Johnston, lhp/of
1999 Bobby Bradley, rhp
2000 Sean Burnett, lhp
2001 John Van Benschoten, rhp/of
2002 Bryan Bullington, rhp
2003 Paul Maholm, lhp
2004 Neil Walker, c
LARGEST BONUSES
IN CLUB HISTORY
Bryan Bullington, 2002 $4,000,000
John VanBenschoten, 2001 $2,400,000
Bobby Bradley, 1999 $2,225,000
Paul Maholm, 2003 $2,200,000
Kris Benson, 1996 $2,000,000

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