Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates added four players to the 40-man roster, protecting them from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. Everyone knows about Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson. They were two of the biggest breakout prospects in baseball in 2012, and have been two of the top 50 prospects in the game ever since. Readers of this site might know a bit more about Casey Sadler and Joely Rodriguez, but still probably not as much as the other two.

I've been doing this Prospect Rewind series in an attempt to go back and review old reports from previous Prospect Guides, as well as providing a weekly reminder that the 2014 Prospect Guide is available for pre-sales, and is set to ship in mid-December after the Winter Meetings. So the series serves multiple purposes, but mostly it's about the selling...

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