West Virginia Wrap Up: Seven Games vs Lakewood

I was able to see the West Virginia Power twice this year when they came to Lakewood. The first time they came in was for the three game series from June 9-11 and they took two of three. The starters for that series were Colton Cain, Jameson Taillon and Brandon Cumpton. The next series was a four game series last week August 5-8 that the teams split and again Jameson Taillon started along with Zack Von Rosenberg, Zack Dodson and...

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Jameson Taillon: Better Than The Numbers

Looking at the numbers, you could say that Jameson Taillon is having a disappointing season.  The top prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates system has a 4.52 ERA in 71.2 innings this year.  He’s putting up dominating secondary numbers, with a 9.2 K/9 and a 1.8 BB/9 ratio.  Lately he’s seen the bulk of his season struggles, allowing 21 earned runs in his last 22.1 innings over six starts. When the Pirates drafted Taillon...

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Friday Rumors: Domonic Brown Tops the Wish List

We’re less than 48 hours away from the trade deadline… -The big rumor today isn’t actually a rumor for the Pirates.  However, it has a lot of Pirates fans salivating at a great possibility to upgrade the team for the long term.  The rumor is that the Philadelphia Phillies are offering top outfield prospect Domonic Brown, along with starting pitching prospect Jarred Cosart, plus other players, in exchange for Hunter...

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Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Starting Pitchers

The first in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Starting Pitcher prospects in the full-season leagues.

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Baseball America’s Mid-Season Top 50

Baseball America released their mid-season top 50 prospects today, which can be found on the site here if you are a subscriber.  Jameson Taillon was the only Pirate listed, coming in at number nine.  He’s the fifth rated pitcher on the list.  Note that 2011 draft picks aren’t eligible yet. One player of interest is Jurickson Profar, who is the number 12 prospect on the list.  That’s a big jump from his pre-season...

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