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Sanchez/Taillon a future all star battery


This pair is on espn insider as one of 5 potential future all-star batteries. I won't post the full article, but here's what they said about our guys:

Pittsburgh Pirates: Tony Sanchez/Jameson Taillon

This one is more of a long-term play, as least as far as Taillon goes. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 draft, Taillon is a 19-year-old kid who got $6.5 million to sign. At the same time, his name has yet to appear in a professional box score. Some scouts believe that he's the best high school right-hander to come along in nearly a decade, as beyond his 6-foot-7 power frame, he already has a mid-to-upper 90s fastball and outstanding power curve.

Obviously, plenty of things can go wrong between now and Taillon reaching the big leagues, and even with an optimistic big league ETA of 2013, Sanchez might be just hitting his stride. He was thought to have a good shot at reaching the big leagues in 2010, but a pitch to the face ended those chances. He'll begin 2011 at Double-A with nothing really blocking his path. A potential plus-plus defender, Sanchez projects offensively as a player with a good on-base percentage and 10-15 home runs annually, but again, that's star-level for a backstop.

not really any news there, and I don't know anyone who thought Sanchez would be in the big leagues by 2010, but interesting none the less.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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