Tuesday, June 8, 2010

We got our Ace

One criticism of Neil Huntington has been the lack of a true "Ace" prospect in the system. Well Huntington took care of that with his pick of Jameson Taillon last night.

Detractors will point to the very mixed success rate of High School pitchers. Those are probably the same people who say Nutting is cheap, and blasted the Tony Sanchez pick last season. Fact is if you want this team to be successful you need to take some risks. Taillon reveals a sac of steel for Huntington, who has always been willing to make the hard decision. Next we need to get this guy signed, which won't be a cakewalk, but I think it will happen, and he will be one of the first guys to jump into a vacant top 5 spot on the Pirates prospect list.

Draft starts back up at noon and there is a ton of talent left. Guys like Workman, Eibner, Stetson, Wilson, and Cole are all guys who have pretty high potential and most of them will be there when the Bucs make their pick.

I'm not quite sure where they are going with the rest of their draft, but it's a good start. Hopefully they still go overslot for some guys.

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