Links: Underrated Players, Prospect Watch

Two links for the day to national articles that mention the Pirates:

Jayson Stark calls McCutchen the most underrated center fielder in baseball.

-Jayson Stark at ESPN has a list of the All-Underrated Team in Major League Baseball.  Stark lists Andrew McCutchen as the most underrated center fielder, pointing out that McCutchen led all full-time center fielders in on-base percentage, runs created, and was one of three center fielders with 15+ homers and 30+ steals (Shane Victorino and Drew Stubbs were the other two).

-Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com has the top 10 prospects at each position to look forward to.  The only Pirates prospect to make the list was Jameson Taillon, who came in at sixth for the right handed pitching rankings, behind Jeremy Hellickson, Julio Teheran, Kyle Drabek, Michael Pineda, and Jacob Turner.

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Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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