Gerrit Cole Ranked as Third Best Prospect in Eastern League

Baseball America continued with its Top 20 prospect rankings and put out their list for the Eastern League (Double-A). Gerrit Cole was the lone Pirate on the list, coming in at #3 behind Manny Machado and Zack Wheeler.

After a mid-season promotion, Cole started 12 games for Altoona and posted a 2.90 ERA and a 60:23 K:BB ratio over 59 innings.

Baseball America does list Jameson Taillon as someone who played in the Eastern League and would have qualified for this list, but did not rack up enough playing time.

The Top 20 list for the International League will be released on Friday.