Gerrit Cole, Josh Bell To Highlight Instructional Leagues For Pirates

Pirates Prospects has posted the Bucs' instructional league roster, which will begin play on September 26. It's a prospect-packed lineup that includes Jameson Taillon, Starling Marte, Luis Heredia and Stetson Allie. Also, most of the Pirates' top 2011 draft picks will be there, including first overall pick Gerrit Cole, second-rounder Josh Bell, and third-rounder Alex Dickerson. 

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To the extent that anyone watches these games - and they're the sorts of games that nobody even talked about five years ago - they'll be watching for the Pirate semi-debuts of Cole and Bell, in particular. Fans will want to see how hard Cole is throwing after a few months off, and they'll want to see Bell's sweet swing in person. The Pirates paid $5 million to sign Bell, who immediately became their best power-hittting prospect. 

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