The minor league rosters are far from set at this point in Spring Training. There are two weeks to go in minor league camp, but based on the rosters during the A-ball games, and the natural progression of players throughout the system, it looks like West Virginia will be a team to watch this year.
The highlight will be 2011 second round pick Josh Bell. He's projected to go to full-season ball this year, making his pro debut with the West Virginia Power.
Stetson Allie is also projected to move up from State College to West Virginia. He was moved to the bullpen last year to work on his fastball command, but is being used as a starter in Spring Training.
Nick Kingham is the third prospect from our 2012 top ten list who projects to make the jump to West Virginia. He should be joined by Ryan...
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