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 Bradenton Marauders, who will feature 2012 breakout prospects Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco on their Opening Day roster.


C - Jacob Stallings

1B - Jose Osuna

2B - Dan Gamache

SS - Alen Hanson

3B - Eric Avila

LF - Taylor Lewis

CF - Gregory Polanco

RF - Willy Garcia

DH - Carlos Mesa

Last year the West Virginia Power was the team to watch, mostly due to the talent on offense. That talent has taken a jump to Bradenton this year, making the Marauders one of the most interesting teams in the system.

The group is led by Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco. The two hitters...

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