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Where Do Starling Marte and Felipe Rivero Rank Among Their Position?

Marte and Rivero will be featured on Saturday night on MLB Network. Photo Credit: David Hague
Where Do Starling Marte and Felipe Rivero Rank Among Their Position?
John Dreker

MLB Network has been posting their rankings of the top ten players at each position across the majors. It's been going on now for over a month, but the Pittsburgh Pirates have barely been mentioned on any of the shows, so there hasn't been anything to write about. That should change tonight when they cover the top relievers and top center fielders. We are posting this article early so you have a chance to follow along. You may also want to stick around for another show afterwards.

Here's the schedule tonight. All are hour long shows:

9 PM EST: Top Ten Relievers

10 PM: Center Fielders

11 PM: Forever Brothers: The 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates Story

I am going to update this article live as the results are announced for the first two shows. Spoiler alert: The Pirates win the World S...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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