The Pirates' starting rotation has contained highly touted, homegrown arms Ian Snell, Tom Gorzelanny, Zach Duke, and Paul Maholm for a few years now.
Several years ago, the Pirates had another group of promising young pitchers, each selected in the first round in a three year period. Sean Burnett (2000), John Van Benschoten (2001) and Bryan Bullington (2002) we once hailed as the future nucleus of the big league rotation, but injuries have caused the trio to be passed on the organizational depth chart. Now that all three are healthy enough to pitch, what can we expect from the Lost Generation of pitching prospects?
In a three part series, I will examine what the future may hold for each member of the Lost Generation.
Age: 24 Throws: L HT: 6-1 WT: 176
Burnett was selected 19th...
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