Three Pirates Prospects in Florida State League Top 20

Baseball America released their Florida State League top 20 prospects today, and three Pittsburgh Pirates prospects were on the list. Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon, and Gift Ngoepe were all named to the list. The list can be seen here, and scouting reports can be seen here for subscribers. Cole and Taillon were ranked second and third respectively. Baseball America noted Cole’s arsenal, but called his changeup average. The pitch...

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Bradenton Marauders 2012 Season Recap: Top Prospects

Complete Bradenton Coverage The Hitters The Pitchers Top Prospects Going through all of the players at the Bradenton level, and coming up with a top ten list of prospects was difficult. For one, a lot of players were promoted quickly, and didn’t qualify for this list. Guys like Jeff Inman or Kyle Kaminska might have qualified for the top ten, but neither had enough innings. Colton Cain definitely would have qualified had he not...

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Prospect Notebook: Josh Bell Might Not Play Until Spring Training

Josh Bell went down early in the 2012 season with a torn meniscus. The 2011 second round pick was originally expected to return during the 2012 season. However, Bell’s knee experienced swelling during the rehab process, which kept the outfielder out of action for the remainder of the season. “He’s still within that four to six month window for the meniscus tear that he had,” Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington...

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Pirates Have Six in MLB.com’s Updated Top 100 Prospects

MLB.com has updated their top 100 prospects list, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have six players making the rankings. Gerrit Cole leads the group, coming in at number eight. That’s a three spot improvement for Cole, who was ranked 11th coming in to the year. Jameson Taillon was next on the list, coming in at number 16. Taillon was ranked eighth coming in to the year. Both players have been passed this year by guys ranked lower in...

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Indians Lose Game 2 Slug-Fest, Cole Done In 3rd Inning

Charlotte Knights  14,  Indianapolis Indians  13 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians find themselves in a precarious position after tonight’s game at Victory Field.  After falling behind the Knights by a score of 9-0, the Indians battled back to within one run of Charlotte, but could not take that final step for the win.  That gives the Knights a 2-games-to-none lead in this 5-game playoff series, as the series moves to...

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