Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 4/9/12
Gerrit Cole makes his first start for the Bradenton Marauders tonight at 6:35, which is one of those moments that you hope we can look back at in five years and say it was meaningful for the Pirates and all of us Pirate fans. I'm not sure who/if anyone will be at the game, in terms of Pirate writers and bloggers and scouting types, but I'll do my best to look for some first-hand accounts and post them up later tonight. I haven't written much (or at all) about the minor league affiliates in quite some time, which is partially a function of my own limited time to blog this semester. This seems as good a time as any to mention some of the things that I'm interested in/excited about in the Pirates' system this year. There are a few obvious waypoints in the system to be keeping an eye on this year: Cole and Taillon in Bradenton, Grossman and Sanchez in Altoona, Marte in Indianapolis. How does Taillon pitch as he's slowly let off of his leash? How does Cole adjust to pro ball? Can Sanchez...
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