Roster Notes: Indianapolis, Altoona, Taillon

The 2011 rosters haven’t been released yet, but here are some notes/links for the top two levels in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system: -Scott McCauley, the broadcaster for the Indianapolis Indians, previews the 2011 Indians, with his projection of who should end up at the level. -Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror lists the projected starting lineup in Altoona.  That’s similar to my preview of the team from several weeks...

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Jameson Taillon Video From Pirate City

Jameson Taillon pitched three innings against the New York Yankees’ A-ball team on Saturday at Pirate City. He put up a dominant performance, needing only 31 pitches to get through the outing.  I did a feature on Taillon prior to this start, and in the feature he mentioned that Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coordinator Jim Benedict has been working with him on removing a jump in his delivery, which will allow him to keep the ball...

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Jameson Taillon Prepares For His Pro Debut

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected right handed pitcher Jameson Taillon in 2010 with the second overall pick in the draft.  All off-season, Taillon has ranked at the top of prospect lists, both as the consensus top prospect in the Pittsburgh organization, and as one of the top prospects in all of baseball.  There is a good reason for those rankings.  At the age of 18, Taillon can throw in the upper 90s, with good command of his fastball,...

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2011 Bradenton Marauders Preview: Starting Pitchers

So far we’ve looked at the infielders and outfielders who could be playing in Bradenton during the 2011 season.  Today we’ll look at the starting pitchers who could potentially be in Bradenton this year: The Prospects The Bradenton rotation at the start of the year won’t have any standout prospects.  None of the options that will be pitching in the rotation rank in the top 20 prospects in the system. There are a few...

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Notes: Taillon, Bowker, Rodriguez, Kubitza

I’ve been a little busy today, so here are some notes to catch up: -Kristy from Hands Off My Pirate Booty was at Pirate City today, and passed along a report that Jameson Taillon mentioned he will be starting the 2011 season in West Virginia.  There has been a lot of talk about how Taillon could start out the season in West Virginia, but this marks the first time I’ve seen anyone from the team talk about it. -Jennifer...

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