Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco Moves to Lead-Off Spot
Jun01

Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco Moves to Lead-Off Spot

Gregory Polanco moved to the lead-off spot last night for Indianapolis, which led to speculation that he will bat lead-off for the Pittsburgh Pirates when he comes up. That is probably a safe assumption and the move gives him about ten days to get used to batting in the top spot. Polanco already has a solid approach at the plate and the speed to make things happen once he gets on base. He eventually will hit for more power, so he...

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Minor League Schedule: Tough Start to Season For Cody Dickson
May31

Minor League Schedule: Tough Start to Season For Cody Dickson

Today’s Starters: Jeff Locke, A.J. Morris, Jason Creasy, Cody Dickson

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Prospect Watch: Nick Kingham Finishes Up Solid May With Another Good Outing
May31

Prospect Watch: Nick Kingham Finishes Up Solid May With Another Good Outing

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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Minor Moves: Brent Morel to Disabled List, Rojas Move Official
May31

Minor Moves: Brent Morel to Disabled List, Rojas Move Official

The Indianapolis Indians have placed third baseman Brent Morel on the disabled list today with plantar fasciitis. He has played 42 games for Indianapolis this year and struggled, hitting .222/.287/.340 in 153 at-bats. Morel got in one game for the Pittsburgh Pirates, striking out in his only at-bat. It was announced last night that Mel Rojas Jr. was being promoted to Indianapolis and that move was made official today. His place on the...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Big Opener For Kyle Schwarber, Tyler Beede Strikes Out 14
May31

Draft Prospect Watch: Big Opener For Kyle Schwarber, Tyler Beede Strikes Out 14

The road to the College World Series began on Friday and as we pointed out on Wednesday, there are a lot of players of interest for Pittsburgh Pirates fans. Here is a brief rundown of what went down on day one of the tournament. The draft is just five days away, so these are the last looks that scouts are getting at some of these players before day one of the draft starts. Indiana won big over Youngstown State on Friday, with catcher...

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