Taillon is the 9th best prospect in the majors.

Baseball America released their mid-season top 50 prospects today, which can be found on the site here if you are a subscriber.  Jameson Taillon was the only Pirate listed, coming in at number nine.  He's the fifth rated pitcher on the list.  Note that 2011 draft picks aren't eligible yet.

One player of interest is Jurickson Profar, who is the number 12 prospect on the list.  That's a big jump from his pre-season ranking of 74th.  I've talked about how the Pirates could get Profar in exchange for Joel Hanrahan, although that was based on Profar's pre-season value as the 74th best prospect.  A hitter in the 11-25 range is valued at $25.1 M. When I looked at Hanrahan's value back in May, it was at $15.9 M.

Profar has seen an upgrade in...

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