Pirates Release Seth McClung
Mar19

Pirates Release Seth McClung

The Pittsburgh Pirates released right-handed pitcher Seth McClung on Wednesday according to the Tampa Bay Times. McClung was signed as a minor league free agent in November. He made one appearance during Spring Training and struck out the side in his only inning of work. McClung spent last year pitching in Mexico and last appeared in the majors in 2009 with the...

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Chris Stewart Has Minor Knee Surgery
Mar19

Chris Stewart Has Minor Knee Surgery

According to Chris Cotillo on Twitter, Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Chris Stewart had a minor procedure done on his knee today and no further surgery is required. Cotillo says that the recovery time is unknown at the time, but he speculates that it could be 4-6 weeks due to the fact it was minor surgery and went well. Stewart injured his right knee on March 12th in a game against the Minnesota Twins That is good news for the Pirates,...

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Polanco and Taillon Make Top 20 Rookie List
Mar19

Polanco and Taillon Make Top 20 Rookie List

Baseball America announced their picks for the top 20 rookies in 2014, with a write-up of what you can expect from each player this season. Two Pittsburgh Pirates players made their list. Gregory Polanco came in at #9, while Jameson Taillon was 16th. This is different from their prospect rankings in that it only considers rookies they expect to play significant roles in the majors this year. For Polanco, they have the same prediction...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Pair of Prep Lefties Making Waves
Mar19

Draft Prospect Watch: Pair of Prep Lefties Making Waves

Some mid-week draft news and notes to hold you over until the weekend action picks up. Just a reminder, the Pittsburgh Pirates picked 24th overall in the first round of the 2014 amateur draft, which starts on June 5th. For information on some of the best players in this draft class, check out our four-part draft preview.  UC Irvine’s Taylor Sparks played against Aaron Brown and Pepperdine on Tuesday night. Pepperdine took home...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Familiar Name Moving Up Draft Ranks
Mar16

Draft Prospect Watch: Familiar Name Moving Up Draft Ranks

After a busy Friday night that saw some great pitching match-ups, we took a look at the top college hitters on Saturday and how they have fared through the first two days of the weekend. Today we wrap-up the weekend and take a look at the progress of some former Pirates picks, including one that may be working himself into the first round. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in the first round...

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