In preparation for the 2011 minor league season, Baseball America released their position by position rankings in the minors. Several Pittsburgh Pirates prospects made the lists.
-Tony Sanchez was the fourth best catcher, falling behind Jesus Montero, Gary Sanchez, and Travis d’Arnaud.
-Starling Marte was the eighth best center fielder.
-Jameson Taillon was the third best right handed pitcher. He only fell behind Jeremy Hellickson and Julio Teheran. Both of those players should be starting in the majors this year. That’s not a bad group to be in.
-Stetson Allie ranked 26th on the group of right handed pitchers, while Luis Heredia finished off the list at 40th.Pirates Prospects is FREE today in honor of the Wild Card game. You get special access to all of our content, which is typically reserved only for subscribers. We cover the Pirates 365 days a year, with live coverage all throughout the playoffs, and off-season coverage of the minor league players in the Arizona Fall League and Winter Leagues. During the season we average well over 6 articles per day on the Pirates. This is the best stop if you're a hardcore Pirates fan, and the subscription prices are very low.
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