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.
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. Durin...
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