Jeff Banister Contacted About Astros Managerial Position
Sep27

Jeff Banister Contacted About Astros Managerial Position

Ken Rosenthal reports today that Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister has been contacted by the Houston Astros about their vacant managerial position. Banister was named the bench coach of the Pirates back in November of 2010 and he is now in his 29th season in the organization, a career that began as a player back in 1986 when he was selected by the Pirates in the 25th round of the amateur draft. He has five years of...

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Morning Report: Highlights of Alen Hanson, Josh Bell, Austin Meadows and More From Friday
Sep27

Morning Report: Highlights of Alen Hanson, Josh Bell, Austin Meadows and More From Friday

Today’s morning report consists of highlights from Friday’s Fall Instructional League game. The Pittsburgh Pirates “defeated” the Phillies with a lineup that consisted of Alen Hanson, Austin Meadows and Josh Bell in the top three spots. Dario Agrazal Jr started the game and he was followed later by Shane Carle, Angel Sanchez, Jerry Mulderig and Jake Burnette. The other Pirates team played a road game against...

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Charlie Morton Undergoes Hip Surgery
Sep26

Charlie Morton Undergoes Hip Surgery

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that pitcher Charlie Morton underwent surgery today to repair the labrum in his right hip. The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville, TN. The estimated recovery time for this particular procedure in 6-8 months, which puts Morton’s return if all goes well right around Opening Day, but the more likely return date would be a month or two into the season because he would be...

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Morning Report: West Virginia’s Prospect List is Second to None in the System
Sep26

Morning Report: West Virginia’s Prospect List is Second to None in the System

On Thursday afternoon, we posted the West Virginia Power season recap and top ten prospect list. This is the deepest prospect list we have seen among the five released so far. You can find links to the rest of the recaps/lists below in the Today’s Schedule section. If you followed the lower levels, you’ll know that the lists for Bristol and Jamestown are rather weak and while the GCL has some potential, it doesn’t...

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Morning Report: The GCL Prospect List Offers No Guarantees
Sep25

Morning Report: The GCL Prospect List Offers No Guarantees

Baseball America released their top 20 prospect list for the Gulf Coast League, kicking off their league-by-league prospect rankings. The Pittsburgh Pirates had two representatives on the list, Cole Tucker and Mitch Keller. They had two other players in outfielder Michael de la Cruz and pitcher Trey Supak, who both deserved consideration for the top 20. They also had pitcher Gage Hinsz, who didn’t pitch enough to qualify for the...

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