The Pirates added an elite talent on Monday night in the first round of the 2010 MLB draft. Shortly after noon on Tuesday, they made waves by aggressively selecting another impact pitcher in the second round. The Bucs then added 28 more players as Tuesday afternoon furiously unfolded. So how is the team looking after the first two days of the draft?
Obviously, the most important additions are the high school arms selected in rounds one and two. Jameson Taillon is the cream of the crop, the best pitcher in the 2010 draft class. His fastball sits in the mid 90’s and touches 99 MPH. He also possesses an above average curve and slider, and a developing change. Stetson Allie has similar raw stuff, but with less command and consistency. He throws in the upper 90’s with a plus slider. He may end up as a dominant closer, but the potential to start is there as well.
Neal Huntington did not shy away from additional high school pitchers after selec...
Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.