All posts tagged "baseball america"

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    What Should We Expect From Gerrit Cole?

    Cole will face the San Francisco Giants in his MLB debut Tuesday. Player comparisons can give fans a lot to dream on. One popular comparison for Pirates' top pitching prospect Gerrit Cole has been Justin Verlander. It's easy to understand because there are plenty of similarities. Cole is 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, was...

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    Pirates Spent $5 M On International Bonuses in 2010

    Heredia was a big factor towards the Pirates spending $5 M on international bonuses in 2010. Today, Baseball America released the international spending figures from the 2010 season, as well as a look at the top 20 bonuses of all time.  The Pittsburgh Pirates finished fourth in the league in overall spending...

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    Baseball America’s Top 150 Prospect Lists

    Marte ended up being rated in the top 150 by five of six Baseball America analysts. Baseball America released their 2011 top 100 prospects a week ago, with three Pittsburgh Pirates prospects making the list.  Those players were Jameson Taillon, Tony Sanchez, and Stetson Allie.  Today, in the Ask BA segment, Jim...

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    Pirates Have Three in Baseball America Top 100

    Taillon and Allie both rated on Baseball America's top 100 prospects for the 2011 season. Baseball America released their top 100 prospects for the 2011 season today, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have three prospects on the list.  To access the Baseball America rankings, go here. The top Pirates prospect, Jameson Taillon, came...

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    A Tale of Projectability

    We often hear about "projectability" with young pitchers.  The idea is that a tall, skinny kid will add velocity to his frame as he fills out and matures.  Often it seems that every tall, skinny kid has projectability.  However, not every player with projectability will end up throwing in the upper 90s....

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    Jim Callis on Jameson Taillon

    Jim Callis rates Taillon the number two pitching prospect under 21 years of age. Jim Callis had his weekly mailbag at Baseball America today, withtwo questions touching on Jameson Taillon.  Here is a summary of the notes: -Callis rated Taillon #2 on his "Pitching prospects under 21 years of age", behind only...

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    Piratefest 2011 – Backstage Blogger Q&A (2 of 2)

    Backstage Q&A at Piratefest 2011 with Pirate bloggers and online media Click here to read part one. As the 7 p.m. General Public Q&A was starting to wind down, I made my way to side of the stage to meet up with Media Relations Coordinator Matt Nordby of the Pirates.  He was...

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    Keith Law’s Prospect Rankings

    Keith Law rates Taillon as the number 30 prospect in the majors. Keith Law has released his top 100 prospects in baseball, along with his organizational top 10 prospects, both on ESPN Insider. In the top 100, Law ranks Jameson Taillon 30th, and Tony Sanchez 63rd.  He also lists Luis Heredia in...

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    Jameson Taillon Finishes 18th on’s Rankings

    Taillon rated 18th in's top 50 prospects for the 2011 season. released their top 50 prospects for the 2011 season tonight, and Jameson Taillon rated 18th on the list.  Taillon was the only Pirates prospect named to the list.  You can see the full list here, and the write up...

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