BRADENTON, Fla. - Today was the first day of full squad workouts for minor leaguers at Pirate City. Some players had already reported early, including most of the pitchers. For that reason, there were several pitchers who threw two inning live BPs. That group included top 10 prospects Taylor Hearn and Gage Hinsz, who will both be pitching out of the Bradenton rotation this year.
Hearn was acquired in the Mark Melancon trade last year. That trade will probably be known for Felipe Rivero over the next few seasons, as the Pirates got five years of Rivero in exchange for two months of Melancon. But Hearn could turn that trade into a steal. He's another hard throwing lefty who sits 95-97 MPH and can hit triple digits. Last year he looked like a guy who wouldn't need much work to make it to t...
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