Minor League Schedule: Adrian Sampson Continues to Dominate For Altoona
Jun11

Minor League Schedule: Adrian Sampson Continues to Dominate For Altoona

Today’s Starters: Tyler Waldron, Adrian Sampson, Jason Creasy, Buddy Borden

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Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Homers, Lots of Poor Pitching in the System
Jun10

Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Homers, Lots of Poor Pitching in the System

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 (Stolmy Pimentel #13). 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 #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Sixth Round Pick Tyler Eppler Signs With Pirates
Jun10

Sixth Round Pick Tyler Eppler Signs With Pirates

We announced yesterday that sixth round draft pick Tyler Eppler has agreed to sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates and according to Chris Cotillo via Eppler himself, he has officially signed for a $200,000 bonus. That is slightly below the $217,900 slot, which saves the Pirates a little bit of money to go over-slot for other picks. Yesterday, top pick Cole Tucker was inked to a deal believed to be worth $1.8M, also below slot value for...

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Pirates Make Gregory Polanco Recall Official
Jun10

Pirates Make Gregory Polanco Recall Official

On Tuesday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates officially announced that Gregory Polanco has been recalled from AAA and placed on the active roster. Last night, they placed Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list after he had an appendectomy. Polanco was the first to break the news of his recall on Twitter last night, followed by the Pirates shortly thereafter announcing that they intended to call him up today. It’s now official,...

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The Five Tools of Gregory Polanco
Jun10

The Five Tools of Gregory Polanco

Gregory Polanco will make his much-anticipated Major League debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight. He is one of the most exciting prospects in baseball because he offers all five tools, leading to a .347/.405/.540 slash line in AAA this year and numerous defensive highlights to his credit. Here is video proof that Gregory Polanco can do it all, field, run, throw, hit for average and hit for power. This is a top ten list of his best...

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