---- Matt Cutts Answers How Much PageRank is lost through a 301 redirect
TheOptimizationIdiot - 4:48 am on Mar 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
I liked his saying "my pages will have 10% more pagerank and so more pages will rank". To me that means that your pages do indeed need a minimum PR to rank at all, the floor is no longer zero, if it ever has been.
Just for clarification MC was quoting the SEO who wrote to him not making the statement himself.