Top 10 Hitters: Meadows Starting to Live Up to Expectations
Aug12

Top 10 Hitters: Meadows Starting to Live Up to Expectations

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Notes on the top ten players from the last week can be found below the chart. *Runs Created is a stat created by Bill James used to estimate how many runs an individual...

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Prospect Highlights: Big Hits From Two Outfield Prospects
Aug12

Prospect Highlights: Big Hits From Two Outfield Prospects

Mel Rojas Jr had an RBI  double on Sunday, shown below. Between Altoona and Indianapolis this season, he has a .299/.378/.439 slash line in 114 games. Rojas has played five seasons in the Pirates system since being drafted in the third round in 2010. He has set career highs this year in RBIs, homers and walks and will likely end up with more hits, total bases and runs, plus finish with his highest average, slugging percentage and OBP....

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Minor League Schedule: Kingham and Glasnow are Headed in Opposite Directions
Aug11

Minor League Schedule: Kingham and Glasnow are Headed in Opposite Directions

Today’s Starters: Nick Kingham, Zack Dodson, Tyler Glasnow, Felipe Gonzalez, Frank Duncan, Omar Basulto

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Tyler Glasnow Named FSL Pitcher of the Week
Aug11

Tyler Glasnow Named FSL Pitcher of the Week

Bradenton Marauders starter Tyler Glasnow has been named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending on August 10th. He made just one start, but it was a great one. On Thursday, he threw six shutout innings, giving up two hits, two walks and he recorded 11 strikeouts. On the season, Glasnow has a 1.53 ERA over 100 innings, with 122 strikeouts, a .171 BAA and a 1.09 WHIP. He leads the FSL in ERA, ranks second in...

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Austin Meadows and Buddy Borden Take Home Weekly Awards
Aug11

Austin Meadows and Buddy Borden Take Home Weekly Awards

The South Atlantic League named two Pittsburgh Pirates players as their weekly award winners, with Austin Meadows taking the top player award and Buddy Borden getting named as the top pitcher for the week ending on August 10th. It’s the first time that two West Virginia Power players have won the awards in the same week since they became a Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate five years ago. Meadows hit .480 with four doubles and two...

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