Friday, January 21, 2011

Pirates Get A Little Love...

-- Jayson Stark of ESPN picked his All-Underrated Team, and it came as no surprise to us that his CF was McCutch. Of course, as Stark says "...there's no better ticket to underratedness than playing for the Pirates. So the talents of Andrew McCutchen are so far off America's radar screen, NASA might need a week to track them down."

-- Jonathan Mayo of picked his Top Ten RHP Prospects, and Pirate wonder Jameson Taillon made the cut at number six. Mayo wrote "High school pitchers like this don't come around often. He's yet to make his pro debut, but he has the type of arm at his age that could move him fairly quickly through the Pittsburgh system."

-- The Pirates signed C Kawika Emsley-Pai. The Diamondbacks selected him in the 10th round of last year's draft and released him in early December. Emsley-Pai hit .167 in 90 at-bats for short-season Yakima. The Bucs are short behind the plate at the lower levels, explaining the sudden run on minor-league catchers.

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