The Pirates are solid at top 5 in a balanced way. The trio of Cole, Taillon and Heredia have solid arms; while the duo Polanco and Hanson carry big bats. Few organizations can match that balance...So, these high sea robbers really do not need Navy SEAL techniques of training... BA expert, Jim Callis, has placed the Pirates at # 8 in his top 10 list of farms...__________________________________________________________________
1. Gerrit Cole, rhp 2. Jameson Taillon, rhp 3. Luis Heredia, rhp 4. Gregory Polanco, of 5. Alen Hanson, ss 6. Josh Bell, of 7. Kyle McPherson, rhp 8. Justin Wilson, lhp 9. Barrett Barnes, of 10. Clay Holmes, rhp BESTTOOLS
Best Hitter for Average Gregory Polanco Best Power Hitter Josh Bell Best Strike Zone Discipline Clint Robinson Fastest Baserunner Harold Ramirez Best Athlete Gregory Polanco Best Fastball Gerrit Cole Best Curveball Jameson Taillon Best Slider Gerrit Cole Best Changeup Nate Baker Best Control Kyle McPherson Best Defensive Catcher Tony Sanchez Best Defensive Infielder Gift Ngoepe Best Infield Arm Kirk Singer Best Defensive OF Gregory Polanco Best Outfield Arm Willy Garcia ______________________________________________________________________
St. Louis was still a great offensive team last year and I don't think that's gonna change this year. Especially if and when Taveras gets called up. If Chris Carpenter comes back and Garcia plays a full year then the already decent rotation gets a boost. The Cards can also expect Miller and Rosenthal to come up.
The Cards are in a real good way.
" there are questions about Cincinnati."
I'd love to hear about the Reds questions.
Reds are very deep especially if they leave Chapman in the BP . The cards are deep and have the best farm in the majors .
The Pirates have moved forward but with those two in your division you are fighting for the 2nd wildcard which isn't realistic with that pitching staff .
Agreed on all point.
When Cole and Taillon make the majors that team should be ready to take the step towards contention.