Season Previews

2013 Altoona Curve Season Preview

2013 Altoona Curve Season Preview

The 2013 minor league season begins on Thursday. In the days leading up to the opener, I will be previewing the full season affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here is a look at the 2013 Altoona Curve, who will feature top prospect Jameson Taillon on their Opening Day roster.

Lineup

C - Carlos Paulino

1B - Matt Curry

2B - Jarek Cunningham

SS - Gift Ngoepe

3B - Stefan Welch

LF - Alex Dickerson

CF - Mel Rojas

RF - Andrew Lambo

DH - Adalberto Santos

The Altoona lineup will be crazy this year, with players playing multiple positions all over the field. Perhaps the most stable positions are the ones up the middle. Carlos Paulino should get the bulk of the playing time behind the plate. Gift Ngoepe and Jarek Cunningham will play primarily shortstop and second b...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Season Previews

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.

More in Season Previews

Yondry Contreras 622

2016 GCL Pirates Season Preview and Top 10 Prospects

Tim WilliamsJune 24, 2016
Adrian Valerio 2 32216

2016 Bristol Pirates Season Preview and Top 10 Prospects

Tim WilliamsJune 23, 2016
Luis Escobar is the pitcher to watch in Morgantown this year.

2016 West Virginia Black Bears Season Preview and Top 10 Prospects

Tim WilliamsJune 18, 2016
Jeremias Portorreal 622 2

2016 Dominican Summer League Pirates Season Preview

John DrekerJune 5, 2016
Tyler Glasnow 31816

2016 Indianapolis Indians Season Preview and Top 10 Prospects

Ryan PalencerApril 7, 2016
Meadows McGuire AFL 11:5

2016 Altoona Curve Season Preview and Top 10 Prospects

Sean McCoolApril 7, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects