This is the second part of a look at how the Pirates’ farm system stood at the beginning of 2007, compared to how it may look at the beginning of 2012. The assignments for 2012 are, of course, just my best guesses.

Also See: Are We There Yet? Part One

Catcher

2007: Brian Peterson, Dave Parrish
2012: Ramon Cabrera, Carlos Paulino

Peterson and Parrish were both veteran minor leaguers.

The Pirates will face some tough decisions with the 2012 Altoona catching situation. Tony Sanchez probably isn’t ready for AAA and so could return to AA. Meanwhile, Cabrera and Paulino are both having outstanding seasons in high A and appear to be legitimate prospects. The Pirates could either push Sanchez to AAA or return Paulino to Bradenton.

Infield

2007: Neil Walker, Randy Ruiz, Bret R...

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