Comments on: Taillon and Cole Named Top 10 Pitching Prospects http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/taillon-and-cole-named-top-10-pitching-prospects.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:30:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/taillon-and-cole-named-top-10-pitching-prospects.html#comment-11614 Tue, 17 Jan 2012 07:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23207#comment-11614 The MLB.com rankings tend to rate players lower if they haven’t played a game yet. This happened with Alvarez, Taillon, and now Cole. Alvarez didn’t even make their top 50 before his pro debut. Taillon was 18th overall last year, when BP had him 8th, BA had him 11th. Taillon shot up to the top 10 by the time the mid-season rankings came out, and it wasn’t totally because some players no longer qualified. He didn’t really do anything in his pro debut to change his scouting report, for better or worse, so there’s no reason for the big move.

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By: Vince Riedy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/taillon-and-cole-named-top-10-pitching-prospects.html#comment-11613 Tue, 17 Jan 2012 02:54:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23207#comment-11613 It’s an opinion by one person I would not worry about it.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/taillon-and-cole-named-top-10-pitching-prospects.html#comment-11612 Tue, 17 Jan 2012 01:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23207#comment-11612 Tim, do you find it concerning that Cole is ranked behind both Bauer and Bundy, or do you think that once Cole makes his debut for Bradenton, he will be regarded more highly (if he has much success)?

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