All posts tagged "Manny Machado"

  • Analysis
    Comparing Alen Hanson’s Age-19 Season

    Coming into the 2012 season, Alen Hanson was an under-the-radar prospect in the Pirates’ system.  To anyone reading this right now, you’re probably aware that Alen Hanson’s has had a huge breakout season to the tune of .315/.380/.550 (930 OPS) with a power-speed blend of 16 HR’s and 30 SB’s (out of...

  • Analysis
    Jim Callis on Jameson Taillon

    Jim Callis had his weekly mailbag at Baseball America today, withtwo questions touching on Jameson Taillon.  Here 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.  No other Pirates’ pitcher made the list (which...

  • Analysis
    Bucs grab Jameson Taillon with the second overall pick

    Jameson Taillon - Picture 25The Pirates have selected Texas high school pitcher Jameson Taillon with the second overall pick in the 2010 draft. Taillon throws a fastball in the mid-to-low nineties. He also possesses a plus curve and slider. He is immediately the...

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