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.
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...
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