Today marks the start of the 2011 season for the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the team taking on the Chicago Cubs at 2:30 PM EST. To get you prepared for the season, here is the Pirates Prospects three part preview.
The first part takes a look at the biggest story lines to follow throughout the organization in 2011.
The second part previews some of the players who could be traded in 2011.
The third part looks at the top ten prospects who could make an impact in the majors this year, ranked based on their potential impact.
Also, check out the opening day payroll, which can be found on the 40-man roster/payroll page.