Prospect Highlights: A Pirates First Baseman With a Rare Talent
Jul20

Prospect Highlights: A Pirates First Baseman With a Rare Talent

The GCL Pirates have a first baseman in his fourth year of pro ball that displays a talent rarely seen in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. I’ve pointed out a couple times during the year, that Altoona super-utility player Drew Maggi was the only hitter in the system, with significant at-bats, who had more walks than strikeouts. He recently slipped just under even, with 38 walks and 39 strikeouts right now. Down in the GCL...

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Minor League Schedule: Casey Sadler Looks to Stay Undefeated on the Road
Jul19

Minor League Schedule: Casey Sadler Looks to Stay Undefeated on the Road

Today’s Starters: Casey Sadler, Thomas Harlan, John Kuchno, Justin Topa, Montana DuRapau, Billy Roth

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Prospect Watch: Andrew Lambo Homers Twice in Indianapolis Rout
Jul19

Prospect Watch: Andrew Lambo Homers Twice in Indianapolis Rout

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Prospect Highlights: Clips From Adrian Sampson’s Near No-Hitter
Jul19

Prospect Highlights: Clips From Adrian Sampson’s Near No-Hitter

Adrian Sampson came within two outs of throwing a complete game no-hitter on Friday night for Altoona. It’s not often a pitcher goes nine innings to begin with, and most minor league no-hitters involve multiple pitchers or a shortened game. All the details of the game can be found here, along with the history of recent Pirates no-hitters in the minors. Below are three clips from the ninth inning of Sampson’s gem. The first...

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Minor League Schedule: Nick Kingham Gets His First Start Since the All-Star Break
Jul19

Minor League Schedule: Nick Kingham Gets His First Start Since the All-Star Break

Today’s Starters: Nick Kingham, Jhonathan Ramos, Chad Kuhl, Dovydas Neverauskas, Alex McRae

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