Farrell will start off the season as the third baseman in Altoona.

The 2011 rosters haven't been released yet, but here are some notes/links for the top two levels in the Pittsburgh Pirates' system:

-Scott McCauley, the broadcaster for the Indianapolis Indians, previews the 2011 Indians, with his projection of who should end up at the level.

-Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror lists the projected starting lineup in Altoona.  That's similar to my preview of the team from several weeks ago.  The main differences are that Jordy Mercer will be playing shortstop, Jeremy Farrell will start the year in AA, and Brad Chalk will be the third outfielder.  Giger also mentions that there is no word yet on whether Justin Wilson or Tim Alderson will start at the level.

-Jameson Taillon mentione...

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