P3 Episode 4: Are the Pirates For Real? Plus a Jameson Taillon Interview

Pirates Prospects PodcastEpisode three of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. This week’s episode includes analysis from Tom Bragg (@TomBraggSports) and James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) on the Pirates, John Eshleman (@John_Eshleman) on Altoona, John Dreker (@JohnDreker) on the draft, an interview with Altoona pitching prospect Jameson Taillon (@JTaillon19), and more. Highlights of the show include:

Minor League Recaps:

**A look at Tony Sanchez’s strong hitting in Indianapolis.

**When will Jameson Taillon and Stolmy Pimentel be ready for a promotion?

**Alen Hanson making some positive strides on defense.

**Why isn’t Stetson Allie a top 20 prospect right now?

**John Dreker joins the show to discuss Baseball America’s latest mock draft, which had Colin Moran and Sean Manaea going to Pittsburgh in the first round.

With James and Tom:

**Are the Pirates for real? A look at how the majority of question marks have worked out well.

**Looking at Pedro Alvarez struggling, and how the Pirates aren’t relying on him.

**The impact of Russell Martin on offense and defense.

Player Interview

**This week’s player interview is with Jameson Taillon. Jameson and John Eshleman discuss his 2013 season, his start from last Sunday, his pitches, and his top five video games. Find out which players on the Altoona Curve are the best at Mario Kart.

Click here to download the show (right-click and “Save Link As”) or stream it below.

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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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