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Hyun-Jin Ryu gives the Dodgers another arm to consider, which is bad news for Julio Urias, according to Scott White. Plus, injury updates on Max Scherzer, Carlos Carrasco, Zack Wheeler, Matt Carpenter and Ian Desmond.
Can the Pirates return to the postseason in 2017? Only if Andrew McCutchen returns to form
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Andrew McCutchen will try to bounce back from a miserable 2016 while the Pirates reload from a talented farm system.
The 24-year-old first baseman is expected to be an important contributor for Pittsburgh this season
First base hasn't lost any of its thump at the top, but the talent thins out the deeper you go at the position. Scott White sorts it into tiers.
Outfield is unusually weak in the majors right now, which often means the next wave of talent is coming. Scott White's prospect rankings reveal that's exactly the case.
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