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2012 Bradenton Marauders Season Preview

2012 Bradenton Marauders Season Preview

Yesterday I previewed the 2012 West Virginia Power. Today the season previews continue with a look at the 2012 Bradenton Marauders.

The Marauders will open the year with the top two prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates' system: Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon. They will also feature Colton Cain and Alex Dickerson, who both ranked as top 20 prospects in the Pirates Prospects 2012 rankings. Other top prospects to watch are Mel Rojas Jr., Drew Maggi, Gift Ngoepe, and Quinton Miller.

Lineup

C - Carlos Paulino

1B - Alex Dickerson

2B - Drew Maggi

SS - Gift Ngoepe

3B - Stefan Welch

LF - Evan Chambers

CF - Mel Rojas Jr.

RF - Dan Grovatt

DH - Wes Freeman

The top prospect in the lineup is Alex Dickerson, who hits for power to all fields, and has a huge frame. During Spring Training, the first baseman was dominating high-A pitching. Baseball America rated him the 42nd best prospect in the 2011 draft before he fell to the Pirates in the third round. He was ranked...

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