Prospect Notebook: Chambers Working to be More Mature at the Plate

Evan Chambers working to be more mature at the plate…Carlos Paulino has an important role…Cole and Taillon dominate…hot start for the international hitters.

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Pirates Notebook: Two More Starters to Join Club By End of April
Apr09

Pirates Notebook: Two More Starters to Join Club By End of April

PITTSBURGH, PA. — The Pirates starting pitchers so far this season have been impressive. But two more arms could be making their way to join the club as well. On Sunday, Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said that right-hander A.J. Burnett could be ready to join the Pirates by the end of April. Also, righty Charlie Morton, who is making a rehab start on Monday, could be with Pittsburgh even sooner. The 35-year-old Burnett,...

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Prospect Watch: Taillon Gets His First Start

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings from the 2012 Prospect Guide. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (No Stats) – DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (4.91) – 3.2 IP 2 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 6 SO 0 HR 3. Starling Marte, CF (.250) – 1-4 4. Josh Bell, RF (.231) – 0-3, BB 5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) – Extended Spring...

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Minor League Schedule: 4/7/12

All four full season teams are in action tonight, starting with two games at 6PM. Pitching tonight for Bradenton is Jameson Taillon, making his High-A debut. He is the second best prospect in the Pirates system, behind only Gerrit Cole, who will make his pro debut for Bradenton on Monday. Also starting tonight are Jeff Locke, Brandon Cumpton, who are ranked 11 and 40 respectively, in the Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide. A full...

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2012 Bradenton Marauders Season Preview

Yesterday I previewed the 2012 West Virginia Power. Today the season previews continue with a look at the 2012 Bradenton Marauders. The Marauders will open the year with the top two prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system: Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon. They will also feature Colton Cain and Alex Dickerson, who both ranked as top 20 prospects in the Pirates Prospects 2012 rankings. Other top prospects to watch are Mel...

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