Pirates Release Three Minor League Players

The Pirates have released Aneudy Merejo.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released three minor league players, according to Baseball America’s transactions. The players were Justin Ennis, Jorge Bishop, and Aneudy Merejo. Some information on the three players.

Justin Ennis – He was a lower level bullpen guy, splitting the last three years between West Virginia and State College. Ennis didn’t have much of a fastball, throwing it in the mid-80s. He added a knuckleball this year, but that didn’t help his numbers, and that type of move is usually a last ditch effort.

Jorge Bishop – Bishop showed some promise in the first half of the 2010 GCL season, but hasn’t repeated that success in two return trips to the level. In 2012 he hit for a .169 average as a 21 year old in his third year in the GCL.

Aneudy Merejo – Merejo is a small pitcher, but has a nice fastball, sitting 91-93 MPH with a lot of movement. He pairs that with a slurvey mid-70s curveball, and also throws a mid-80s changeup. All of his pitches have good movement. He also had good control and a good strikeout rate, but was hit around a bit too much and was a little old for the GCL.

All three were organizational guys in the lower levels.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.graham.773 Bryan Graham

    Justin Ennis will most likely perfect his knuckleball and be picked up by another team and enjoy a successful 20 year major league career. That would be awesome.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 Lee Young

      I would’ve given Ennis at least another year to try to perfect it, but maybe even his knuckleball was terrible?

  • https://profiles.google.com/116255365477483987850 jalcorn

    Sad to see Jorge Bishop wash out. I can still remember Baseball America hyping him as a potentially big time signing for us a few years back.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fred.langford.9 Fred Langford

      Bishop played so well back in the dominican for a few months. He hit the wall when he came to america.

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