2011 Top Pirates Prospects: #1 – Jameson Taillon

The Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide was released last week, featuring 237 prospect reports, interviews with Jameson Taillon, Stetson Allie, Zack Von Rosenberg, and Zack Dodson, the 2011 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find. While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, the top ten prospects will be released on the site. Be sure to purchase your copy of...

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Submit Your Chat Questions

Next week I will be holding a live chat, talking about the Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide, the top 10 prospects in the system, and other Spring Training notes.  The chat will take place on Tuesday, February 15th, at 2:00 PM EST.  You can submit your early questions below, and join in for the chat on Tuesday. For those of you who haven’t ordered the book, you can purchase your copy by clicking the “Buy Now”,...

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Tyler Waldron Video Recap

Tyler Waldron was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 5th round of the 2010 draft, signing for a slot-level price of $173,500.  He was coming off a junior year in which he put up a 5.90 ERA in 61 innings at Oregon State, with an 8.3 K/9 ratio and a 2.2 BB/9 ratio.  Waldron began his professional career with the State College Spikes, and pitched 64.2 innings.  In those innings he put up a 3.90 ERA, along with a 5.4 K/9 and a 1.5...

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Pirates Sign International Pitcher Leandro Rodriguez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed international right handed pitcher Leandro Rodriguez, according to the Dominican Prospect League website.  Rodriguez was signed out of the league for $80,000. Rodriguez is 17 years old, and according to the article, was trained by former major leaguer Denio Gonzalez.  The article mentions that he has a loose arm, and projects to be a player to watch. The Pirates have signed a few players out of the...

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Brett Lorin Video Recap

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right handed pitcher Brett Lorin from the Seattle Mariners in 2009, as part of a five player return for Jack Wilson and Ian Snell.  At the time, the 22 year old Lorin had a 2.44 ERA in 88.2 innings in low-A, with an 8.8 K/9 and a 2.5 BB/9 ratio.  He remained in low-A after going to the Pirates, with a 1.57 ERA in 34.1 innings, along with a 7.6 K/9, and a 2.6 BB/9 ratio.  Lorin was injured for most of...

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