Baseball America’s 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

Baseball America has released their top 10 prospects for the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates.  The list can be viewed here, and subscribers can read the scouting reports here. For the second year in a row, Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon rank first and second on the list, respectively. Luis Heredia came in third, followed by Gregory Polanco at fourth and Alen Hanson at fifth. Josh Bell followed at sixth. We’ve got the same players in...

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Gregory Polanco and Josh Bell Q&A on MiLB.com

MiLB.com held a Q&A with two Pirates prospects, Gregory Polanco and Josh Bell. To read the Q&A, click here. Some of the highlights: **Polanco mentioned that he’s trying to get stronger, and up to 225 pounds. He says he’s at 220 pounds. He mentioned his goal was to add the “right weight”, which would allow him to add bat speed, arm strength, and velocity on the field. Last year he added weight, and it...

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Josh Bell Underwent Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

A look at the experimental procedure known as Platelet Rich Plasma injections used on Josh Bell.

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West Virginia Power 2012 Season Recap: Top Prospects

Complete West Virginia Coverage The Hitters The Pitchers Top Prospects 1t. Alen Hanson, SS 1t. Gregory Polanco, OF I had a tough time picking the top prospect from this pair. In a tiered ranking system, they’d both be in the same group. When it comes to picking between them, it’s splitting hairs. Offensively, the difference is minimal. Polanco was more consistent this year, and hit for a better average. Hanson hit for more...

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Prospect Notebook: Josh Bell Might Not Play Until Spring Training

Josh Bell went down early in the 2012 season with a torn meniscus. The 2011 second round pick was originally expected to return during the 2012 season. However, Bell’s knee experienced swelling during the rehab process, which kept the outfielder out of action for the remainder of the season. “He’s still within that four to six month window for the meniscus tear that he had,” Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington...

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