The Jamestown Jammers begin their season tonight, featuring a lot of the top college players who were taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2014 draft. The Jammers currently have ten of the first 21 players drafted by the Pirates this year, including top ten picks like Tyler Eppler, Michael Suchy, Alex McRae, and Austin Coley.
Eventually, this team will add more top picks, like Connor Joe and Jordan Luplow. It's a team that doesn't have any of the top 20 prospects in the system, but might have some guys who end up in the top 30 by the end of the year, and definitely will have some guys who rated in the Pirates' top 50 prospects.
Here are the lineups, rotation, bullpen, and bench for the Jammers. A lot of this is up in the air, since new players are still being added to the system. For that reason, I focused mostly on the top prospects at the level, rather than putting a big focus on the specifics of where everyone will play.
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