Pirates Sign Chris Volstad to Minor League Deal
Jan30

Pirates Sign Chris Volstad to Minor League Deal

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 28-year-old right-handed pitcher Chris Volstad to a minor league deal. He was a starting pitcher for four season with the Florida Marlins before being dealt to the Chicago Cubs prior to the 2012 season. Volstad had a 4.59 ERA in 584 innings with the Marlins, having his best season as a rookie in 2008 when he had a 2.88 ERA in 14 starts and one relief appearance. With...

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Keith Law’s Top Ten Pirates Prospects
Jan30

Keith Law’s Top Ten Pirates Prospects

In the previous two days, Keith Law has released his list of the top 100 prospects in baseball and he ranked each organization according to the strength of their farm system. On Friday, he posted the individual top tens for each organization. The Pittsburgh Pirates had five players on his top 100 list and those players remained in the same order in his top ten. Tyler Glasnow was ranked first, followed by Austin Meadows, Jameson...

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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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