Analysis

Five Candidates For a Promotion and When They Could Be Promoted

Five Candidates For a Promotion and When They Could Be Promoted

One of the best ways to figure out when (or if) a player is going to be promoted is by looking at what the organization has done with previous players. For the most part, each player is an individual circumstance and should be treated with an individual approach. However, there are usually a lot of trends you can find with an individual team which can be used to predict the path of future players.

For example, the Pirates have established a trend with their prep pitchers out of the draft. Most of them spend their first full season in extended Spring Training, then go to the New York-Penn League. The following season they make the jump to full season ball, spending the entire year in West Virginia. From there, we don't have a lot of precedent, mostly because the 2009 prep pitchers are th...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in Analysis

MLB’s Home Run Increase: Is the Baseball Juiced, or is Something Else Happening?

Alan SaundersJuly 20, 2017

A New Approach For Max Moroff Leads to a Walkoff Winner Against the Brewers

Alan SaundersJuly 20, 2017

Ivan Nova Shows a Bit of Regression, But Pirates Still Take the Win Against the Brewers

Alan SaundersJuly 19, 2017

Pirates Notebook: Starling Marte Returns to Hitting Leadoff in Return From Suspension

Alan SaundersJuly 18, 2017

Domingo Robles, the Pirates’ Top International Pitcher in 2014, is Emerging as a Prospect

John EshlemanJuly 18, 2017

Weight Loss Proves to Be Pivotal for Wyatt Mathisen During All-Star Campaign

Sean McCoolJuly 18, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects