First Pitch: Some Tough Questions to Answer in the Upcoming Prospect Rankings

A question I get a lot these days is “why isn’t Stetson Allie in your top 20?” The answer is that we don’t update the top 20 until after the MLB draft. The rankings that we display on the Prospect Watch each night are the pre-season rankings. There have been a few changes. Stolmy Pimentel was added when Justin Wilson made the majors at the start of the year. Pimentel wasn’t in the system when we compiled...

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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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