Prospect Watch: Kingham and Taillon Have Good Starts While Cole Gets Hammered

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the pre-season rankings, and links to each prospect writeup can be found by clicking the player names below. Players...

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Minor League Schedule: Cole And Taillon Both Start This Afternoon

5/19/13 Starters: Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon, Nick Kingham, Jacob Burnette

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P3 Episode 4: Are the Pirates For Real? Plus a Jameson Taillon Interview

Episode three of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. This week’s episode includes analysis from Tom Bragg (@TomBraggSports) and James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) on the Pirates, John Eshleman (@John_Eshleman) on Altoona, John Dreker (@JohnDreker) on the draft, an interview with Altoona pitching prospect Jameson Taillon (@JTaillon19), and more. Highlights of the show include: Minor League Recaps: **A...

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Prospect Notebook: When Should Taillon and Pimentel Be Promoted to Indianapolis?

After losing 6 of 8 games last week (through May 8th), the Altoona Curve had more success this week going 4-1.  Of particular note, the team has scored more runs, a sign that the offense is starting to turn it around, but they still only managed 4.2 runs per game on average (up from 2.4 the week before).  The team also benefited from several strong pitching performances, including Jameson Taillon’s 2 hit-effort on Sunday. Staying...

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Top Performers: Sadler Leads a Great Week For Pirates Pitching Prospects

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s...

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