Cole and Taillon Make MLB.com’s Top 10 Right-Handed Pitching Prospects

Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com has released his top 10 right-handed pitching prospects for the 2013 season. It doesn’t come as much surprise that Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon both made the list. Cole came in raked at number five, and Taillon came in at number six. The top four were Dylan Bundy, Taijuan Walker, Jose Fernandez, and Zack Wheeler.

Both starters made the 2012 list, only Taillon was third last year and Cole was sixth. Taillon also made the list in 2011, being ranked sixth.

UPDATE 6:19 PM: Originally the article had Cole in the third spot. The article has since been updated and Cole is now fifth, with Taillon still at number six.

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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.

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