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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Pirates Claim Pitcher Chaz Roe, Morton to Disabled List
Sep24

Pirates Claim Pitcher Chaz Roe, Morton to Disabled List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed pitcher Chaz Roe off waivers from the New York Yankees and they have placed Charlie Morton on the 60-day disabled list to make roster space. Roe is a 27-year-old right-hander, who pitched three games in relief for the Yankees this season, allowing three runs on three hits and three walks with four strikeouts in two innings. He pitched for the Diamondbacks in 2013, posting a 4.03 ERA in 22.1 innings,...

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Morning Report: Comparing Last Year’s Group to This Year
Sep24

Morning Report: Comparing Last Year’s Group to This Year

Yesterday, we gave scouting reports on all 15 of the new players over from the Dominican Summer League. Today, we take a look at the group of 15 that came over last year for the Fall Instructional League and how they handled the jump to the States. The players that come over from the DSL to the FIL usually return to Bradenton for Spring Training and for the most part, it gives you a good indication of the players that the team thinks...

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