Jameson Taillon Tops Baseball America's List Of Pirates Prospects

Baseball America's list of the top ten Pirates prospects are out, and it unsurprisingly features 2010 top pick Jameson Taillon at No. 1. Actually, three of the top five spaces are occupied by pitchers who have yet to make their professional debuts - Taillon, Stetson Allie, and Luis Heredia. That shows not only how promising these pitchers are, but how much will have to go right for the Bucs to see their top prospects reach their full potential. There's also another very young pitcher (2009 draftee Zack Von Rosenberg) at No. 9.

↵

2009 top pick Tony Sanchez, who hit well in 2010 until getting shut down after being hit in the jaw with a pitch, is at No. 2. (Sanchez, by the way, has a new and very active Twitter account in which he says he thinks he'll be at Class AA this year.) No. 4 is outfielder Starling Marte. That's higher than a lot of prospect lists have ranked him, but I don't think that's unreasonable given his tools.

↵

You can compare BA's list to my last prospect list, which I wrote in September. My top five goes Taillon, Sanchez, Bryan Morris, Allie and Marte.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.