Minor League Opening Day Chat
John (Riveside, CA): Believing both Colon and Green move to 2nd base. Who is the better prospect?
Happy Opening Day everyone. I'm sure you
all are as excited as we are that minor league baseball is here.
I'll go with Colon, although it's pretty close. Colon is better
defensively, but both are likely second baseman down the road. Green's
bat tool is probably a little better than Colon's, while their power is
pretty similar. Colon has a better arm. With all other things being so
close, I'll go with the guy who's a year and a half younger and set to
play at the same level. We're talking a pretty small difference between
the two, which was reflected in their Top 100 rankings.
Kyle (Middletown): What is the ceiling for
Ronald Torreyes, and how well do you think he would have performed in
full season ball if given the chance?
There's some kind of bad height joke
floating out there when talking about Torreyes and ceilings, but I'll
pass on trying to make it. His ceiling is obviously somewhat limited by
his small stature, but there is a lot to like with his glove, advanced
bat and feel for the game. I wouldn't be shocked if he makes it to
Dayton before too long—he impressed the big league coaching staff with
his work this spring. Expect great defense and solid hitting when he
Bobby (Hickory): Love those Rangers' pitching
prospects. Quick question, any chance Robbie Erlin finishes the year in
AA? If so, what does that mean for him next year? Thanks!
Erlin needs to make his Carolina League
debut before we start worrying about him being promoted to Double-A. But
he is a very advanced pitcher for his age. Whether that means a full
season in Myrtle Beach or a promotion to the Texas League eventually,
he's one of my favorite Rangers' prospects.
Jeff (Pittsburgh): Any reason in particular why Kaleb Cowart didn't make Cedar Rapids' opening day roster? Is his bat just not ready for the MWL?
I did a story that addressed that
specifically for subscribers on Tuesday.
The Angels were happy with Cowart's work in spring training, but they
felt like the jump from essentially zero pro action last year (seven
games) to the MWL was too much. He's presently ticketed for Orem, but
injuries or other unforseen circumstances could speed up his timetable
to Cedar Rapids.
Don (Tampa FL): To me, Josh Sale looks like Jim
Thome when swinging the bat..do you think he will end up hit just as
many HRs as Thome has done in his career?
Thome's going to top 600 home runs before
he's done. I don't think I'd project any current minor league to hit
that many for a couple of reasons: 1) In baseball history, Thome will
become the eight player to ever hit 600 home runs, simple odds say that
the chances of any specific current minor leaguer joining that club is
astronomically small. 2) Thome was hitting a lot of those home runs in
an era where 40 home runs would put you 15 home runs behind the MLB
leaders. That's not happening nearly as much anymore.
Sale's a very nice prospect with the best power in the Rays' system, but
if he can end up doing half of what Thome has done he'll have had a
Don (Tampa FL): Do you feel that Wil Myers will move up to Triple A this year? Do you think that he will be a future star in the Majors?
If he keeps doing what he did last year, a
midseason bump to Triple-A a la Mike Moustakas last year isn't out of
the realm of possibility. A lot of that will depend on how he adjusts to
the outfield and whether he stays as locked in at the plate this year
as he did last year. Long-term, we're projecting he should be an impact
bat in the big leagues, so he definitely has star potential.
Malcom (In the Middle): You know where Levon Washing will start the year?
Extended spring it appears. He's not on
the Lake County Opening Day roster. That doesn't mean he won't make it
there at some point this season, but currently he's staying back in
JAYPERS (IL): Which minor league team boasts
the most impressive starting rotation, in your opinion? (My vote goes to
the Montgomery Biscuits.)
I'll go with the Biscuits with Archer and
Moore as the headliners, backed by a solid back end of the rotation with
Joe Cruz and Nick Barnese, Others in the mix are Trenton (Manny
Banuelos, Dellin Betances at the top, Graham Stoneburner behind them),
Omaha (Mike Montgomery and Danny Duffy), Northwest Arkansas (John Lamb
and Chris Dwyer), Eventually, the Braves Gwinnett rotation could join
that group when Mike Minor comes back down from his injury-related
promotion to the bigs to join Julio Teheran.
JT (Michigan): Most out of place promotion? Demotion?
Still working on that. I'm currently
working on a post that will have where everyone's Top 30 prospects are
starting the season, but we have to wait until the rosters are all
updated to make that story as accurate as we can.
Allan (Wisconsin): - Going to see Timberrattlers and Cougars tonight. anyone on Kane County I should watch other than Eibner?
The Cougars roster will likely be much
better in May than it is now when Jason Adam and Cheslor Cuthbert likely
join the squad. If you catch Crawford Simmons pitching that night
you'll see a young pitcher with great feel. I'll break out some sleepers
for you as well. Sugar Ray Marimon isn't one of the Royals best
prospects by any stretch, but his name gets brought up every year when
I'm working on their Top 30. Murray Watts has good power. Matt Mitchell
and Keaton Hayenga have both been in the Top 30 before and have talent.
Yowill Espinall is one of the toolsier players the Royals have in the
system and Guelin Beltre has shown flashes as well.
Lee (Easton PA): I was surpirsed to see how low Rubby de la Rosa was ranked on your Position rankings. Why so low a ranking?
It seems low, but he's only one spot below
Zach Lee and two spots below Stetson Allie—that's actually quite a
compliment. There are a lot of righthander starters in the minors right
now, as there always are. I'm a big de la Rosa fan, but for that matter,
if you gave me the guys we ranked No. 26-No. 29 (Allie, Lee, de la
Rosa, Arodys Vizcaino), I'd be pretty happy with any of them. Being the
No. 28-ranked RHPS actually puts you higher up than the back end of the
top 10 for some other positions.
Jose (Bronx, NY): Did any of the Braves SS
prospects( Simmons, Lipka, Salcedo, Pastornicky) come close to ranking
in the top 15? Who do you see breaking out from that group?
Lipka would be the closest, but he just
needs to prove he's a shortstop long term. Lipka has the highest
ceiling, Simmons is the best defensively, Pastornicky will likely be the
first to the big leagues.
Gorluka Smith (California): ...And the top contenders for doing a Mike Trout as they say ar?
If you mean dominate the league and become
the talk of prospect watchers and scouts? Bryce Harper. Of course, this
year everyone will see it coming with Harper.
Don (Tampa, FL): Mat Moore, think that he will be the top pitching prospect by season's end?
Well, Hellickson and Chapman, two of the
five pitchers ranking ahead of him heading into the season, are already
up. Teheran could be in Atlanta this summer if injuries strike, so
really if he just keeps doing what he's doing, he'll be in that mix by
simple attrition. If Moore comes close to pitching as he did the second
half of last year, I think he'll be either the best, or second-best,
among the current minor league pitching prospects at the end of the
year. But the arrival of Gerrit Cole, Sonny Gray, Danny Hultzen, Matt
Purke and other college draftees could give him some competition for the
"top pitching prospect" title.
Lloyd (Lakewood): Thanks for another great chat. So does Yonder Alonso move off of 1B, or is he a trade chip?
Trade chip to me. Alonso can be a very
good hitter, and if you wanted to, you could put him in left field, but
you would do so knowing that he's unlikely to ever be average out there.
He makes much more sense as a first baseman for someone who doesn't
have the NL MVP.
John (At work and sneaking a chat): Eric
Hosmer. What do you expect from him this year and beyond? Kila is
stinking it up again in the majors. Memorial Day for Hosmer? What
current player do you think he most projects to resemble?
It's six games into the season, so let's
not bench the Kila monster yet. There is no reason to promote Hosmer
right now, or anytime in the near or semi-distant future. Let him see
the veteran Triple-A pitchers, and maybe he gets a Sept. callup. More
likely bring him up next spring. As far as who he resembles, when scouts
talk about his approach, it's Joey Votto-esque with a love of hitting
to the opposite gap.
R.A. Wagman (Toronto): The Blue Jays have
assigned Zach Stewart to AA New Hampshire for his third go-round at that
level, in spite of his success there last year. The presumption here is
that they want their top pitching prospects to avoid the hitter's haven
of Las Vegas. Similar moves in the past have been done to keep good
young pitchers out of places like Inland Empire and High Desert in the
CAL. When will teams step in and simply make changes to the offensive
What changes can you make? Moving the
fences out just means more doubles and triples. Moving the fences in
means more home runs. Short of placing fans in the outfield to blow the
ball back in, some parks are going to be heaven for hitters. Las Vegas,
High Desert and others of the ilk are what they are. It's why teams try
to avoid getting paired up with certain teams/stadiums in the
affiliation shuffle (the Red Sox bought a high Class A team to get out
of Lancaster). But other than that, there's not a whole lot that can be
Michael Hudson (New York): There seems to be an
anti-White Sox prejudice. Is their catcher Flowers, their shortstop and
pitching prospects really so bad as not to be included?
It's not a prejudice, but who are we
leaving out? Flowers dropped to 17 in our White Sox rankings, so he
wasn't really a candidate for the Top 20 catchers. He's coming off a
year where he hit .220/.334/.434, and his bat is really his path to the
big leagues (he's stiff behind the plate). He has to first show he can
handle Triple-A pitching to bring his prospect stock back up. The White
Sox's best shortstop prospect Eduardo Escobar has legitimate questions
with his bat—the No. 15 and final shortstop on the list, Zack Cozart,
is a big league ready shortstop who is solid defensively and is coming
off of a 17 HR, 30 SB season in Triple-A. There's a pretty big gap
between him and Escobar. We had Chris Sale ranked No. 2 among relievers,
Morel was No. 8 among third baseman, Viciedo and Mitchell made the
rankings as well. But after that, I really don't see anyone who was
I'm handing it over to Ben Badler now. Thanks for chatting everyone.
I'm batting second? I feel scrappier already!
Richard (Mather, CA): Who will have a better season in the SAL, Manny Machado or Gary Sanchez ??
Machado. I love Gary Sanchez but I think Macahado's bat is further along right now.
Ian (Maryland): What would the Yankee system rate as if Cole had signed?
Top 3, possibly No. 2. Definitely No. 2 if they had also kept Arodys Vizcaino.
Jason (Charlotte): Do you think there is a
possibility that Teheran dominates so much in AAA that he forces the
Braves to promote him in the summer ?
If he dominates Triple-A the way I expect
him to and the Braves have an opening in the rotation by mid-June, I
don't see why they'd go to anyone other than Teheran to fill that spot.
Sy (Mississippi): How long do you think Drew Pomeranz will stick around in Kinston? And where do you think he ends up at the end of the year?
Should be on a similar plan as Alex White
last year. Imagine he'll be in Akron at some point in May and finish his
Camden (Cali): Do you think this is the year Derek Norris puts it all together? By that i mean the average/obp and 20+ hrs?
Yes. He hit 23 home runs in Low-A two years
ago, so his power was just obfuscated last year because of the hamate
injury. I don't see him as a .300 hitter, but somewhere in the .270-.280
range with 20-25 home runs and a .400 OBP is pretty palatable for a
JT (Michigan): Next Trout candidates, non-Harper division: Jerod Mitchell & Cesar Puello.
I don't see another player like Trout, but
Puello is a major breakout candidate if he can add more loft to his
swing. His tools are striking, it's just hard to tap into that 20-25
home run power that he shows in BP when you're hitting the ball on the
ground as often as he does.
Chris (Pittsburgh): Of the Pirates prospects in
the minors, who do you think is most likely to come from off the radar
(i.e. not Taillon, Allie, or Sanchez) and have an eye-opening season?
Is this the year Starling Marte starts to meet the Bucs expectations?
Love Marte's tools but I'd like to see a
better approach at the plate from him before people get too excited.
Among non-Top 10 Pirates prospects, I really like Diego Moreno. Never
going to be a starter, but a power arm that misses that many bats with
his fastball/slider package has value at the back of the bullpen.
Andy (Lynchburg VA): Carlos Martinez of the Cardinals has drawn a lot of attention for his potential.
How high is his ceiling and were can we expect him to pitch this year (I don't see him on the Quad Cities roster as of now).
He'll start in extended spring to limit his
innings and could end up in the Midwest League at some point this
summer. Top-of-the-rotation upside—he does throw 100 mph with
control—he's just a long way from getting there. I actually think he's a
better prospect than Stetson Allie, who throws just as hard but doesn't
have Martinez's control, but there have been a lot of guys who threw
that hard in the low minors who never became frontline starters in the
Eric (KC): I know the Royals have prospects
nearly everywhere, but how do you leave Salvador Perez off the Top 20
catchers? A monster defensively, and his bat keeps getting stronger.
I'm not as high on Perez's bat as others.
Love the defense and the hand-eye coordination, but that free-swinging
approach could be a problem going forward.
Mark (Canada): Hi there! What are your thoughts on the Jays' DAVID COOPER? What is his most likely outcome? What about ceiling? THANKS!
Nice Triple-A player, could get a cup of coffee at some point but probably no more than that.
Norberto Paulino (New York): Who are the most intrguing latin prospects making their full season debut? Top 3?
Outside of the Top 100 guys like Gary
Sanchez or Jurickson Profar, I want to see what Carlos Perez (the Blue
Jays catcher, although the Braves lefty is a good one too), Roman Mendez
and Cesar Hernandez do. Perez probably gets lost a bit with Arencibia
and D'Arnaud in the system, but I think he has an all-star ceiling.
Mendez has outstanding arm strength and Hernandez is a sleeper who can
handle the bat and runs well. Very intrigued by the Phillies skipping
him over Low-A to start in Clearwater.
Jeff (Pittsburgh): The most surprising opening
day assignment to me was Casey Crosby to AA. I know that DET pushes
their prospects, but it still caught me off guard. This year's Michael
Pineda (injury depressed pitcher who rebounds in a big way)?
He could be, I'm just not sold yet that you
can rely on putting more than 100 innings per year on that arm given
his track record. My injury rebound guy is Arodys Vizcaino. Fastball up
to 97, one of the best curveballs at any level of baseball and rapidly
improving command before he got hurt last year for the Braves.
Sam (Florida): What are your thoughts on Wilmer Flores this year?
I think you'll see more power. Not talking 25-plus homers, but if he turns in a 15-20 home run season, don't be surprised.
Corey (Cincy): I've been reading a lot of
positive buzz about Billy Hamilton and the progress he's made at both
ends of the diamond. Thoughts on his upside?
No question about the tools or the upside. I just want to see a bit more polish at the plate though before getting too excited.
KyleS (Loudonville, NY): Which 2010 Jays Draft Pick will make the biggest jump? Sanchez, Syndergaard, or Murphy? And why?
Aaron Sanchez. Fastball up to the 90s, can
get ground balls, flashes a plus curveball, some feel for the changeup
with a good frame and a solid delivery—lots of good ingredients I like
to see in a high school pick.
Joel (KCK): Would it be possible to have these
types of chats every day of the week? I go through chat withdrawal
every week until Wednesday. Thanks!!!
You know it. We'll have the Callis Chat
every Wednesday and once the season gets going, we'll do another one
every Friday along with the Hot Sheet.
Nolan Jones (A depressed Nation): Who will the Red Sox pick wit the 1st pick in the 2012 draft?
Does it matter? Isn't MLB just going to
contract them anyway? People react to baseball in April like they've
never actually followed a baseball season before. Something tells me
they'll be OK.
My knees are getting balky. Time for Matt Eddy to come in to pinch run for me.
Guy (Lafayette, LA): Do the Lexington Legends have the most intriguing infield in the minors? (1B - Nash, 2B - DeShields, SS - Mier, 3B Kvasnicka)
Also, does Lancaster lead the minors in stolen bases this year with Austin, Villar, Altuve, and Wates?
A subject close to my heart: former Appy
League Astros. I like DeShields' chance to hit as he moves up. He's a
strong athlete with great speed and surprising pop. If he can handle
second base he could surprise people. Mier had a bad 2010 season with
the bat, no doubt, but he showed some improvement in the second half.
He'll never be a power threat, but he already has a good idea of the
zone, so upping his average will determine whether he projects as big
league regular or utility type. Mier also has the intangibles, i.e.
leadership ability, that managers love.
Muggsy (Minneapolis): Where do Arcia and Salcedo finish the season? Will Sano get a taste of full season ball?
The Twins being more conservative than,
well, anyone, I suspect that Arcia will finish the year where he begins
it: in Low-A. Same goes for Sano in the Appy League. As to Salcedo, he
already has some Florida State League experience, so he might finish
2011 back in that league. The Twins also will probably want him ready
for Double-A in 2012, because after that season they have to make a
40-man decision on him.
J (T): Where's Jerod Mittchell starting his
year? How did he look in ST? Last year, he was the buzz/rage.....this
year, crickets (as in, nothing but the sound of).
The White Sox will send 2009
first-rounder Jared Mitchell to High-A Winston-Salem, where he'll join
3B Andy Wilkins and C Mike Blanke from last year's Pioneer League club.
After a year off, Mitchell looked rusty in batting 13-for-80 (.163) with
2 extra-base hits and 27 whiffs in 80 Arizona Fall League at-bats last
year, but stick with him if he struggles out of the gate in the Carolina
Mick (Chicago): It's hard to believe for
defense alone the Giants wouldn't go w/ Brandon Crawford at short
instead of a washed up Miguel Tejeda.
Give Crawford another year to develop his
bat, but yes I agree that he is part of the Giants' long-term middle
infield. The only question is how much bat Ehire Adrianza develops.
Skrip (Chicago): Thanks for the chat! I am
very intrigued by three of the opening day starters, Tyler Skaggs, David
Holmberg, and Mike Foltynewicz. BA has talked quite a bit lately about
Skaggs, so I won't ask you to go into too much detail on him. Can you
tell us more about Holmberg and Folty, their ceilings and what you
expect from them this year? Thanks for taking my question!
Skaggs has the highest ceiling and the
toughest assignment (Cal League) this season, but as to Holmberg
(Pioneer) and Foltynewicz (Appy), you can read more about them in last
year's league Top 20s. A quick rundown: Holmberg is a big-bodied lefty
with a fringe fastball but good secondary stuff and feel for pitching.
Foltynewicz is almost the opposite: a projectable high school righty
with arm strength and spotty secondary.
Lloyd (Lakewood): What does Salvador Perez have
to do to move into the catching rankings? Is it partially a function of
playing at lower levels than some of the guys who made the list?
The Royals' Salvador Perez is one of the
more underrated catching prospects. Offensively and defensively, he
handled the jump to High-A last season very well. I'd stop short of
calling him a future first-division starter (he doesn't have much
patience and below-average power), but players like Perez can surprise. I
expect he'll have a lengthy big league career in some capacity.
mikey (nj): What do you think of Jedd Gyroko and Vince Belnome San Diego Padres?
The Padres really like Gyorko's bat, and
so did other clubs in the 2010 draft. Some scouts liken him to Brett
Wallace — a bad-bodied college hitter who projects to hit for average
with more gap power than home runs (a trait that will be exacerbated by
Rick (NY): How do you think Oscar Tavares will adjust to the MWL and what do you think he can realistically become given his tools?
We'll have a better idea this season as
the 18-year-old Tavares moves up to full-season ball, but he strikes me
as a future fourth-outfield type: good lefty hitter for average, some
power, but not a classic center-field defender.
Josh (Toronto): Best Team name/Mascot in MILB? Has to be the Montgomery Biscuits, right? I bought their hat solely for that purpose.
I'm partial to the classic Triple-A
brands like Durham, Columbus, Charlotte and Toledo. Ask Will Lingo for
his thoughts on the Montgomery logo sometime.
Big O (Bronx): Aderlin Rodriguez and Ceciliani from the Mets wha are your thoughts on both of them?
Rodriguez could develop into a 25-30 HR
masher, but he's got a long ways to go. Ceciliani is more well-rounded
and might be more of a 50s-across-the-board center fielder (with the
exception of HR power; he's more gap-doubles type).
Mike (Columbus, OH): Do you think Jason Kipnis
will get a look on the Indians at some point this year, or was the
consensus he's still pretty raw at 2nd?
Yes, expect to see lots of Jason Kipnis
in Cleveland in the second half. He won't win any Gold Gloves at the
keystone, but expect his defense to be acceptable.
Sorry everyone (BA staff included). Had a scout call that I had to get to.
Jon (Philadelphia): Can you tell us a bit about
the differences between Phillies pitching prospects Colvin, Cosart and
May. Who do you think will have the best career? Thanks for the chat!
All three can bring the heat, with Cosart
running it up there at 98 mph. Colvin's secondary pitches — a curve and
change — are probably the furthest along at this point, while Cosart
looks like the most likely to end up a reliever since he needs to
develop his changeup and his health has been a concern.
Wade (Philly): How high do you see Brody Colvin
moving up this year? The Threshers have 6 of the top 10 prospects in
the Phillies system, are they going to run away with the title or will
most of these guys be moved out of Clearwater before the playoffs start?
Obviously some of that depends on their
performance, but the Phils aren't necessarily too aggressive promoting
guys. History of their handling of pitchers is more patient than that,
so I'd see Colvin, Cosart, etc., sticking htere for most of the year on
the pitcher's side. Singleton, Valle, those guys could move quicker.
Watch Cesar Hernandez at second, nice sleeper in that system and a guy
the Phils love.
Darren (Cleveland): I see that Tony Wolters is listed as an OF on the Indians' AZL roster. Is he being moved off of SS already?
Wolters broke his right hamate this
spring, so where he's listed on an AZL roster, I wouldn't read too much
into it. I can see him at 2B but not moving off the infield completely.
Tyler (Harrisonburg, VA): Wilin Rosario capped
of spring training with a 400 ft bomb and looks to be back to form after
ACL surgery. If Rosario picks up where he left off before his injury
how long before we see him in Triple A or in Colorado for that matter?
Do you see him as a Top 10 catcher if he puts in all together?
Some scouts think Rosario has too much
Miguel Olivo in him, but if Rosario's just a bit more selective than
Olivo (shouldn't be too hard should it?), he should be an impactful
offensive player to go with good defense. You could make a case for
Rosario as the top C in the minors, if he shows he's completely healthy.
He has big-time power and solid catch-and-throw tools.
Josh (Toronto): There seems to be quite the log
jam in Cincinnati at the catcher's spot. Desmoraco and Grandal in the
minors, with Hannigan and Ramon Martinez at big league level. How do you
see this playing out? Will one of the prospects be traded, or
eventually converted to another position?
These things usually have a way of working
out. Hernandez is 35, I wouldn't worry too much about him long-term.
Hanigan's a backup profile (one of JJ Cooper's all-time faves), so the
long-term question is who's the regular? Mesoraco is the better bet
right now because of his monster 2010 season and physicality. If he can
handle himself defensively, he would make Grandal trade bait.
Nyal (NYC): I really enjoy finding those
prospects who people slept on but then made it big, i.e, Mike Trout.
What do you think about Jake Skole and his chances of surprising people
and becoming a top notch player...when he was drafted I heard grumblings
that he was a Grady Sizemore type player...any thoughts?
Lets say "slept on" is a relative term
here. Trout and Skole were both first-round picks after all. Skole does
have all the tools, though he'll need a little more time to develop
given his two-sport background. He may not end up having the speed for
center field, but every tool could be average to above.
Ryan (Indianapolis): When does Ryan Strieby reach Detroit and do you think his power can make any sort of impact, at least off the bench?
His power could be a useful weapon, but
he's still got to conquer Triple-A first and show he can stay healthy.
Barring injuries or something else unforeseen, I'd be surprised if he
got there before midseason.
Mick (Chicago): You think a position change can help revive Nick Noonan's career w/ the Giants?
Most of Noonan's problems have been
offensive, so I don't know how much a defensive change would help. The
Giants overhauled his approach in the fall, so we'll see if he fares any
better back in Double-A.
ballboy (at the watercooler): Where does Grant GREEN rank among 2b??????????
Let's not close the book on Green's
shortstop career just yet, though a move is certainly possible down the
road. He wouldn't have as much value as a 2b, but you could still assume
he'd be one of the better prospects there if he did slide over.
Norman (San Jose): what do you think of Toronto outfielder Jake Marisnick?
Very intriguing. Marisnick can be a
five-tool guy, but his bat needs time and he looked overwhelmed in his
short look at low Class A last year. He'll be back with Lansing to start
the year, so it'll be interesting to see how much progress he's made.
JAYPERS (IL): Better plate discipline and better defender at 1B — Hosmer or Belt?
Better defender: Belt. Plate discipline: close call, but probably edge to Belt right now. Hosmer's no slouch in either area.
Matt (Albany, NY): A lot is made of the Yankees
pitching prospects in the high minors. Are their any breakout
candidates in the Yankees system in A-ball or below? Thanks
Righthander Brett Marshall with Tampa is a
name to watch. He came back from Tommy John surgery last year and has
regained his mid 90s velocity. He's developed a better feel for pitching
as well and if his slider gets more consistent, look out.
Jared (NJ): Where does Jedd Gyorko start the year and what is a good major league comparison to him?
Gyorko's starting the season with high
Class A Lake Elsinore. He's been compared to Brett Wallace in the past,
as a big guy with a plus-hit tool but average power.
Ryan (Indianapolis): When does Jameson Taillon appear in Low-A ball this season? And what kind of year can we expect from him?
Taillon and Stetson Allie should both be
in West Virginia once the weather warms up and the Pirates are
comfortable with where their workload will be. Taillon certainly has the
tools to dominate low A hitters, it'll depend on how he adjusts.
Thanks for all the questions, everyone. Enjoy opening day and the first weekend of the season.