Jim Callis on Jameson Taillon

Jim Callis had his weekly mailbag at Baseball America today, withtwo questions touching on Jameson Taillon. ┬áHere is a summary of the notes: -Callis rated Taillon #2 on his “Pitching prospects under 21 years of age”, behind only Julio Teheran of the Atlanta Braves. ┬áNo other Pirates’ pitcher made the list (which was a top 15). -Callis also mentioned how Taillon could start the 2011 season in West Virginia, which is...

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Pirates sign Cumpton, Hafner

The Pirates officially announced the signings of the following 2010 draft picks: Nick Kingham (4th round), Brandon Cumpton (9th round) and Ryan Hafner (17th round). The Kingham signing had previously been reported as a $480,000 signing bonus. Jim Callis of Baseball America tweets that Cumpton signed for $124,500.

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