Jameson Taillon’s Delivery Shows That Prospects Don’t Develop Overnight

In 2011 I was in West Virginia for Jameson Taillon’s pro debut. It was raining that night, which had a lot of scouts in the tight confines of the Appalachian Power Park press box. I was talking with an AL scout about Taillon in anticipation of his debut. This particular scout had seen Taillon pitch before, and had an opinion that stood out to me. “He’s never going to be able to throw fastballs at the knees.”...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gerrit Cole

We usually release our mid-season prospect rankings right after the MLB draft. This not only shows the updated rankings with half of the minor league season in the books, but it also shows where the new draft picks fit in. This year we held the rankings for a few days due to Gerrit Cole making his major league debut. Cole was included in the rankings that were submitted, and was the consensus choice as the top prospect in the system....

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Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Hits His 17th Homer of the Year

Top Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, HR: Brett Carroll, Stetson Allie

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Prospect Watch: Walk-Off Homer By Osuna, Lambo Continues To Drive In Runs

Top Pitcher: David Bromberg, Top Hitter: Willy Garcia, Home Runs: Willy Garcia, Max Moroff, Jose Osuna, Carlos Mesa

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First Pitch: Do the Pirates Have the Top Farm System?

The St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Twins get a lot of praise for their farm systems. However, Jeff Passan talked with one longtime scout who said that the Pittsburgh Pirates were the team with the top farm system, and that it’s not close. Passan went on to highlight all of the usual names. He didn’t mention Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon, but did mention Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson. He focused a lot on Tyler...

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