Draft Prospect Watch: Matt Imhof is Worth Watching
Mar20

Draft Prospect Watch: Matt Imhof is Worth Watching

A few notes before the weekend starts up, along with a preview of a pitcher making a move into the first round. Just a reminder, the Pittsburgh Pirates picked 24th overall in the first round of the 2014 amateur draft, which starts on June 5th. For information on some of the best players in this draft class, check out our four-part draft preview.  Starting with a link from Dan Kirby, who posted his weekly list of college players on the...

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Three Pirates Among Top Young Talent in Baseball
Mar20

Three Pirates Among Top Young Talent in Baseball

Baseball America released two lists today for young talent around baseball. First up was their rankings of top talent among players 25 years old or younger and the Pittsburgh Pirates were ranked 11th overall. Earlier in the month, Baseball Prospectus released a similar list and the Pirates ranked fourth, but their standard for ranking the players was different than Baseball America. BP rated the overall talent among players 25 and...

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Pirates Release Four Minor League Pitchers
Mar20

Pirates Release Four Minor League Pitchers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released four minor league pitchers, Pirates Prospects has learned. They are lefty pitchers Zac Fuesser and Dalton Friend, along with right-handers Kevin Kleis and Ethan Hollingsworth. Fuesser was drafted by the Pirates in the 34th round in 2009 and he signed for a $125,000 bonus. He pitched all of last season with Bradenton, where he had a 3.18 ERA in 68 innings over 37 relief appearances. In both 2011 and...

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Could Tyler Glasnow Lead the Minors in Strikeouts?
Mar20

Could Tyler Glasnow Lead the Minors in Strikeouts?

On MLB Pipeline, Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis had a discussion about what pitcher they thought could lead all of the minor leagues in strikeouts this year. Callis picked Jonathan Gray, the third overall pick from last year’s draft. Mayo picked the Pittsburgh Pirates Tyler Glasnow and put some lofty expectations on him, predicting he could be the first minor league pitcher since 2011 to break the 200 strikeout mark. So the...

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Pirates Release Seth McClung
Mar19

Pirates Release Seth McClung

The Pittsburgh Pirates released right-handed pitcher Seth McClung on Wednesday according to the Tampa Bay Times. McClung was signed as a minor league free agent in November. He made one appearance during Spring Training and struck out the side in his only inning of work. McClung spent last year pitching in Mexico and last appeared in the majors in 2009 with the...

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