Tony Watson received the third highest votes for the 2012 bullpen.

Yesterday I reviewed the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen, noting all of the options that are available for the 2012 season, and the limited amount of spots for all of those options.  I also ran a poll asking who you would pick for your bullpen, giving a list of all of the available options, and giving each person seven choices.  That poll ended up with the following rankings:

1. Joel Hanrahan

2. Evan Meek

3. Tony Watson

4. Daniel McCutchen

5. Chris Resop

6. Chris Leroux

7. Jason Grilli

The bullpen usually holds seven players (a closer and six relievers), so Grilli marked the cutoff for the 2012 bullpen.  Grilli was neck and neck with Jose Veras, who held the lead for the seventh spot in the pen up...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.