Pirates Sign Catcher Chris Harvey
Jul02

Pirates Sign Catcher Chris Harvey

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed catcher Chris Harvey as a non-drafted free agent. He attended Vanderbilt the past three seasons and still had a year of eligibility left, but decided to turn pro. Harvey is a 21-year-old 6’5″, 225 pounds, right-handed hitter. This season he batted .294/.347/.338 in 68 at-bats. Despite his size, he hasn’t homered in three seasons of serving as the Vanderbilt back-up catcher. He has...

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Prospect Highlights: Cole Tucker Hitting and Fielding
Jul02

Prospect Highlights: Cole Tucker Hitting and Fielding

Two short videos today courtesy of the GCL Pirates fan page, one showing a hit from first round pick Cole Tucker and the other shows him making a play at shortstop. Tucker had a string of getting on base exactly two times in each of his first six games. He broke that string yesterday by reaching base three times. He is hitting .360/.484/.400 through 25 at-bats. The second highlight is Tucker making a play just to his left. He’s...

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Minor League Schedule: Casey Sadler Has Been Even Better Lately
Jul02

Minor League Schedule: Casey Sadler Has Been Even Better Lately

Today’s Starters: Casey Sadler, Adrian Sampson, Chad Kuhl, Buddy Borden, Alex McRae

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Prospect Highlights: First AAA Homer For Rojas, Double From Stetson Allie
Jul01

Prospect Highlights: First AAA Homer For Rojas, Double From Stetson Allie

On Monday night, Mel Rojas Jr. hit his first home run since being promoted to Indianapolis. He has been hitting well since his promotion, batting an even .300 through 28 games, with an .811 OPS. On the season, Rojas is hitting .302/.382/.439 in 285 at-bats, with six homers and seven stolen bases. Two Altoona highlights from the past few days. The first is an RBI double from Stetson Allie, his 11th double of the season. He also has 12...

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Minor League Schedule: Luis Heredia Takes on Tough Hickory Team Tuesday Night
Jul01

Minor League Schedule: Luis Heredia Takes on Tough Hickory Team Tuesday Night

Today’s Starters: Adam Wilk, Joely Rodriguez, Orlando Castro, Luis Heredia, Tyler Eppler

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