Taillon will make his debut tonight if the weather holds out.

For a more in depth review of yesterday's games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The big news today is obviously the first professional start of 1st round draft pick Jameson Taillon, but as of this morning the weather report for tonight in Charleston, WV does not look too favorable. Possibly just as important as Taillon's first pro start is the start in Indianapolis by Brad Lincoln who has struggled thus far. He has still posted a strong K rate and not walked a batter in three starts but has not posted a quality start yet and the Pirates could really benefit from him pitching as well as he has shown in the past. Lineups for today's games will be posted as soon as they are made available.

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John Dreker
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.