Pirates Add Gerrit Cole, Tony Sanchez and Stolmy Pimentel to Active Roster
Sep01

Pirates Add Gerrit Cole, Tony Sanchez and Stolmy Pimentel to Active Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled catcher Tony Sanchez, starter Gerrit Cole and activated pitcher Stolmy Pimentel from the disabled list. With rosters expanding today, the Pirates added these three players for their game with the Cardinals, with more likely to come tomorrow after the Indianapolis season ends. The Indians play their last game this afternoon. Sanchez has been hitting well recently, collecting three hits in three of...

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Morning Report: Jhondaniel Medina Puts Together a Remarkable Run
Sep01

Morning Report: Jhondaniel Medina Puts Together a Remarkable Run

Bradenton reliever Jhondaniel Medina showed unbelievable consistency this season. In May, he had an 0.00 ERA in 10.1 innings over seven appearances. In June, he had an 0.00 ERA in 8.1 innings over six appearances. In July, he had an 0.00 ERA in 11.1 innings over seven appearances. In August, he had an 0.00 ERA in 10.2 innings over seven appearances. Basically, he went 123 straight days without allowing an earned run. That’s 27...

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Morning Report: What Kind of Upside Does Erich Weiss Possess?
Aug31

Morning Report: What Kind of Upside Does Erich Weiss Possess?

Last year, The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Erich Weiss in the 11th round out of Texas and he was the last player they signed. They gave him a $305,000 bonus, which put them over their draft bonus pool, costing the team approximately $75,000 in penalty taxes on top of the bonus amount. It was a surprising total because Weiss really struggled his junior year and he didn’t seem to have huge upside. This season, Weiss has a...

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Prospect Watch: Homers From JaCoby Jones and Stetson Allie
Aug30

Prospect Watch: Homers From JaCoby Jones and Stetson Allie

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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Morning Report: Edwin Espinal is Still a Sleeper, But For How Much Longer?
Aug30

Morning Report: Edwin Espinal is Still a Sleeper, But For How Much Longer?

At the beginning of the season, we mentioned Edwin Espinal as a possible sleeper prospect this year. He has looked like he was about to break out a few times during the year, but it really never lasted long and then he would just blend in again, doing nothing that stood out. On Thursday night, Espinal had one of the best nights of any Pirates player this year, possibly the best. He had three hits, including his sixth homer and he...

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