Baseball America released its 2011 Top 100 Prospects List. The Bucs have three guys on it:
#11 - RHP Jameson Taillon (ETA: 2013)
#46 - C Tony Sanchez (ETA: 2012)
#79 - RHP Stetson Allie (ETA: 2013)
It's nice to see Allie included, 'tho we're wondering if the Bucs have oversold LHP Rudy Owens or if the national media have short-changed him for lack of pedigree. And we're really impressed by the ETA's; next year for Sanchez, two years for Taillon and Allie. Can Luis Heredia be far behind?
We are assuming, of course, that those fast-tracked dates are because of the young pitchers' talent, not because of the current state of the rotation.