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ESPN's Jim Bowden think's Taillion might be next top prospect to go

This is from ESPN's Insider:

Taillon, 21, was the Pirates’ first-round selection in the 2010 draft. At the time, I thought they should have taken Manny Machado instead, the player the Baltimore Orioles plucked at No. 3 overall right after the Pirates took Taillon. Last year, he posted a 3.55 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP across two levels of Class A and should start the year in Double-A. I would guess he’ll arrive in the major leagues sometime in 2014, but the Pirates’ need for more, better position players could force them to move Taillon if they get the opportunity to move him for a difference-maker like Carlos Gonzalez, Justin Upton or Giancarlo Stanton.

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