Taillon is living up to the hype, with a 3.66 ERA in 51.2 innings, with a 49:8 K/BB ratio.
Prior to the 2011 season, Pirates Prospects released our 2011 Prospect Guide, which has been the best resource for insight in to the entire farm system. If you haven't bought the book yet, you can still buy your copy, plus a copy of the 2011 Annual, all for a discounted rate as part of the mid-season sale. Part of the book included the 2011 Top 50 prospects in the system. With half a season in the books, let's go back and review how those prospects have performed, with a one sentence analysis of their 2011 season to date.
1. Jameson Taillon - Has lived up to the hype for the most part, with some brief moments of struggles keeping the ball down.
2. Starling Marte - Made a successful jump to AA so far, with a .314/.351/.455 line in 325 at-bats.
3. Tony Sanchez - Has struggled in AA, with a total lack of power, and some questions about how his defense is progressing.
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.