The 2013 minor league season begins on Thursday. In the days leading up to the opener, I will be previewing the full season affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here is a look at the 2013 Altoona Curve, who will feature top prospect Jameson Taillon on their Opening Day roster.

Lineup

C - Carlos Paulino

1B - Matt Curry

2B - Jarek Cunningham

SS - Gift Ngoepe

3B - Stefan Welch

LF - Alex Dickerson

CF - Mel Rojas

RF - Andrew Lambo

DH - Adalberto Santos

The Altoona lineup will be crazy this year, with players playing multiple positions all over the field. Perhaps the most stable positions are the ones up the middle. Carlos Paulino should get the bulk of the playing time behind the plate. Gift Ngoepe and Jarek Cunningham will play primarily shortstop and second b...

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