Links: Underrated Players, Prospect Watch

Two links for the day to national articles that mention the Pirates: -Jayson Stark at ESPN has a list of the All-Underrated Team in Major League Baseball.  Stark lists Andrew McCutchen as the most underrated center fielder, pointing out that McCutchen led all full-time center fielders in on-base percentage, runs created, and was one of three center fielders with 15+ homers and 30+ steals (Shane Victorino and Drew Stubbs were the other...

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Baseball America 2011 Top 10 Prospects

Baseball America released their 2011 top 10 prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates, which was compiled by Dejan Kovacevic.  The rankings can be found here, and for BA subscribers, you can read scouting reports on each player here. The top prospect isn’t a surprise, with Jameson Taillon taking the honors.  Tony Sanchez follows Taillon in second place, followed by Stetson Allie and Starling Marte.  Luis Heredia rounds out the top...

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Highlights From Frank Coonelly’s MLB.com Chat

Frank Coonelly held his monthly chat on MLB.com this afternoon.  You can read the transcript here.  Some of the highlights of the chat: -Coonelly mentions that the Pirates are looking to add a bullpen piece or two.  He also said that adding Kevin Correia, and adding Scott Olsen to compete for the 5th starter role has bolstered the rotation for 2011. -He mentioned Rudy Owens, Jeff Locke, Bryan Morris, Justin Wilson, and Alex Presley as...

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Jameson Taillon on Project Prospect’s Top 25

Project Prospect, a great independent prospect evaluation outlet, released their top 25 prospects for the 2011 season yesterday, and listed Jameson Taillon as the number 10 overall prospect.  Taillon was the only Pirates prospect to make the list, but ended up grading well, especially in their “overall future performance” category.  The “66″ rating for Taillon was the second best on the list, falling only...

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BP's top 11 Pirates prospects

Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus published full scouting reports for his Top 11 Pirates prospects very early this morning. He also released his rankings for prospects 12-20. Since the Pirates were the first organization on the schedule, the information is available to non-subscribers for free. That is a nice little bonus, so head over and take a look. Kevin is answering questions in the comments section, as well.

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