The Pirates have 2 top 10 prospects pitching in the upper minors right now. Both will likely be in the starting rotation by next year. While many view Gerrit Cole as the better pitcher, I personally think that Jameson Taillon will be the stronger of the two aces.
I grabbed a 2009 Upper Deck USA Big Sig of each player to further get excited for the future right handers.
|2009 Upper Deck USA 18U National Team Jameson Taillon BIG SIGS GOLD AUTO 21/25|
|2009 Upper Deck USA National Team Gerrit Cole BIG SIGS SILVER AUTO 31/75|
There's currently some trade rumors that Taillon might be sent away as part of a trade package to land someone like Giancarlo Stanton. No! Just no! I have no desire to send away elite (while unproven at major league level) pitching for a head case who's often injured.