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Baseball America 2011 Top 10 Prospects

Baseball America 2011 Top 10 Prospects

Taillon is the number one prospect for the Pirates, and the projected number one starter in 2014.

Baseball America released their 2011 top 10 prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates, which was compiled by Dejan Kovacevic.  The rankings can be found here, and for BA subscribers, you can read scouting reports on each player here.

The top prospect isn't a surprise, with Jameson Taillon taking the honors.  Tony Sanchez follows Taillon in second place, followed by Stetson Allie and Starling Marte.  Luis Heredia rounds out the top five, putting the three highly touted pitching prospects from the 2010 draft/international class all in the top five.

The 2010 Altoona pitchers come next, with Bryan Morris, Rudy Owens, and Jeff Locke in order in the 6-8 spots.  Zack Von Rosenberg follows that group at number nine, and Chase D'Arnaud finishes off the list at number ten.

BA also has a projected 2014 lineup, which includes Tony Sanchez at catcher, Andrew Lambo at first base, Chase D'Arnaud a...

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