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    Default Re: Baseball America Ranks Pirates 19th

    This is definitely fuel for the front office haters, but the real question is where they'll be next year.

    With the exception of maybe Owens or Morris, the Bucs won't graduate anyone of significance to the majors this year and will add the top overall pick in the draft to the system. If Taillon and Allie have solid years in their first season of pro ball, and a couple others start realizing some of their potential, they will be in a very different place in the 2012 org rankings.

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    Default Re: Baseball America Ranks Pirates 19th

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    This is definitely fuel for the front office haters, but the real question is where they'll be next year.

    With the exception of maybe Owens or Morris, the Bucs won't graduate anyone of significance to the majors this year and will add the top overall pick in the draft to the system. If Taillon and Allie have solid years in their first season of pro ball, and a couple others start realizing some of their potential, they will be in a very different place in the 2012 org rankings.
    The Front Office haters have already been pointing to this and somewhere and somehow have chosen to use this defend Dave Littlefield of all people

    The Pirates graduated it's Top 2 position players during the 2010 season and another guy who had he not been promoted would be Top 5 this year (Neil Walker). Brad Lincoln also isn't being counted as a prospect either, so add 4. That's a lot of talent lost and the Pirates due to this rebuild are going to likely promote players a higher clip than other teams, since we lack the talent at the MLB level.

    I'm not sure we're going to be able to really expect a Top 10 minor league system for a while, not as we graduate players to the MLB level quicker and aren't finish with the rebuild at the MLB level.

    I mentioned this else where recently, but had Huntington not gone the quality route or have been forced into having to go the quality route, we potentially might have a couple of better prospects in the minors which would bump our score. It also hasn't helped that Alderson and Hernandez, 2 highly regarded prospects came over and have struggled as they have.

    there's also the importance of not putting too much weight on System rankings. I swear during the Littlefield era we had a couple or perhaps just 1 highly ranked system and that didn't pan out too well.
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