West Virginia Power Recap 6/9/11

The rain tonight held off just long enough for me to see Jameson Taillon pitch four full innings, and I left the stadium impressed. He was going up against another 2010 1st round draft pick out of high school, Jesse Biddle, who was going for Lakewood and Taillon clearly outpitched him. The stats for his start read as follows: 4 innings, one hit, no runs, no walks and three strikeouts, but that obviously doesn’t tell the whole...

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Where Do the New Picks Rank in the System?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have yet to sign a draft pick, and no individual signing is guaranteed.  That’s not stopping us from projecting where the 2011 draft picks would rank with the current top ten prospects.  Each Pirates Prospects writer got together a mid-season list, and figured out where the new picks would fit in.  Obviously this is on a “if they all sign, this is where we’d rank them” hypothetical...

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Taillon, Cumpton, Grovatt Named to SAL All-Star Game

The West Virginia Power will be sending three players to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game, as Jameson Taillon, Brandon Cumpton, and Daniel Grovatt were all named to the team today. Taillon, the first round draft pick from 2010, has a 3.71 ERA in 34 innings this year, with a 27:4 K/BB ratio.  Taillon has allowed one or fewer earned runs in five of his eight outings. Cumpton, who was drafted in the 9th round in 2010, has a 5.11...

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The Year 1 A.T.

Much like a kid on Christmas Eve, Pirate draftophiles are anxiously awaiting Monday’s first round to see who the Pirates select first overall. That player will be scrutinized, dissected, and analyzed like a frog in 8th grade biology class. He will become the next great Pirate prospect. But have we forgotten that we are all living in the year 1 A.T. (After Taillon)?

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Gerrit Cole Struggles in Last Outing Before Draft

Turn back the clock almost four months to February 18th, the start of the college baseball season.  Gerrit Cole went up against the University of San Francisco, at home, to kick of the season for UCLA.  Cole was dominant, pitching a complete game shutout, allowing four hits, one walk, and striking out 11.  Best of all, he only needed 104 pitches to do all of that.  If there is a Gerrit Cole bandwagon, that outing might have signaled...

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