Jake Elmore Sent Outright to Indianapolis
Jan29

Jake Elmore Sent Outright to Indianapolis

Infielder Jake Elmore has cleared waivers and has been assigned to Indianapolis. The Pittsburgh Pirates designated Elmore for assignment  last Tuesday when they made the Jung Ho Kang signing official. The Pirates originally claimed Elmore off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds back on November 7th. The 27-year-old will now serve as a depth option in AAA, where he will likely see time at second base and shortstop, the two positions he...

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More Praise For Alen Hanson
Jan29

More Praise For Alen Hanson

Earlier today, we unveiled the #7 prospect on our top 20 countdown and it was Alen Hanson. He also was named the 89th ranked prospect by Keith Law in his top 100 list┬átoday. Jonathan Mayo capped off the day for Hanson with an honorable mention in an article that goes along with their series of top ten prospects at each position. MLB Pipeline still considers Hanson a shortstop for their rankings and it’s a deep position in the...

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Austin Meadows Named Eighth Best Outfield Prospect
Jan29

Austin Meadows Named Eighth Best Outfield Prospect

MLB Pipeline wrapped up their lists of the top ten at each position on Thursday, saving outfielders for last. Austin Meadows was the lone representative of the Pirates among outfielders, coming in eighth on the list. They write-up says Meadows has a “smooth left-handed swing with five-tool potential”. While he does possess the potential for four plus tools, his arm is average at best. That still means that he could hit for...

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Five Pirates Make Keith Law’s Top 100 Prospect List
Jan29

Five Pirates Make Keith Law’s Top 100 Prospect List

Keith Law released his top 100 prospect list today(subscription required) and the Pittsburgh Pirates have five players on the list. Led by Tyler Glasnow in the 13th spot, he also has Austin Meadows at #32, Jameson Taillon at #36, Josh Bell ranked 60th overall and Alen Hanson takes the 89th spot. Insiders can see the profiles for the top 50 prospects here, and prospects 51-100 here. The Pirates have more representatives than any other...

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Kevin Ross Suspended 50 Games For Drug of Abuse
Jan28

Kevin Ross Suspended 50 Games For Drug of Abuse

According to Rob Biertempfel, minor league infielder Kevin Ross has been suspended 50 games for his second positive test for a drug of abuse. Ross was an eighth round draft pick of the Pirates in 2012 out of high school and signed for a $130,000 bonus. The 21-year-old spent the 2014 season with Jamestown, hitting .265/.281/.352 in 44 games. Ross was selected for the NYPL All-Star game. He was a shortstop in high school, then played...

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