What Should We Expect From Gerrit Cole?

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 the No. 1 overall draft pick with an $8 million bonus and became a Baseball America top 10 prospect with a fastball in the high-90s. Verlander is 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, was the...

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Pirates Have Three in Baseball America Top 100

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 in at number 11 on the list.  Taillon is the highest rated Pirates’ pitching prospect on a Baseball America top 100 since Kris Benson rated seventh in 1998.  He is the second highest rated...

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Baseball America Top 100 Prospects

The Baseball America Top 100 Prospects list came out today, and surprisingly only two players from the Pittsburgh Pirates made the list.  I say surprisingly because one of those players was not Jose Tabata, despite being rated as the number two prospect in the Pirates’ farm system by Baseball America, and despite being rated in the 50-75 range by most other top 100 ranking lists. The two that made the list were Pedro...

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Baseball America 2010 Draft Preview

Baseball America has released their pre-season college top 100 rankings, along with some other draft content to follow.  That other content includes an article on why Bryce Harper is no lock to go number one in 2010, and the top 50 college draft prospects by class.  They also have a top 32 rankings, which includes high school players.  All four articles are subscription articles, and I highly recommend a subscription to...

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Wiki Updates

I made a few updates to the BUCCO Fans.com Wiki today. A few of the updates are things that are already on the site, such as the list of prospect interviews and prospect video recaps. One new thing is the BUCCO Fans.com Calendar. This features the upcoming schedule for the site (like the dates for the countdown of the Top 50 Prospects), along with important MLB dates, like the Winter Meetings, Rule 5 Draft, when arbitration figures...

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