JaCoby Jones Named Best Shortstop in the SAL, Returns From Disabled List
Aug28

JaCoby Jones Named Best Shortstop in the SAL, Returns From Disabled List

The West Virginia Power have activated shortstop JaCoby Jones from the disabled list, placing infielder Adam Landecker on the disabled list to open up a roster spot. This comes at the same time that Jones was named by MiLB.com as the best shortstop in the South Atlantic League for the 2014 season. Jones returns to the lineup with five games left and still has a chance to become the first Pittsburgh Pirates minor league player to reach...

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DSL Season Recap: Pirates Look Strong Up the Middle and at the Top of Their Rotation
Aug28

DSL Season Recap: Pirates Look Strong Up the Middle and at the Top of Their Rotation

The DSL Pirates went 34-36 this year, playing with an inexperienced team. Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates had two affiliates in the DSL, so we had 70 players in all to cover in the season recap. Many of those players moved up to the United States this year to help fill out roster space due to the new Bristol affiliate. After eight DSL players were released back in May, that left the Pirates team filled with first year players and a...

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Morning Report: Trying to Get Value Out of Non-Drafted Free Agents
Aug28

Morning Report: Trying to Get Value Out of Non-Drafted Free Agents

Since the beginning of this year, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed seven non-drafted free agents. Three of those came before the 2014 draft, but only one of those players is left in the system. Catchers Mitch Slauter and Mike Spano were signed prior to Spring Training and released in early June. That leaves infielder Nathan Sopena, along with the four players signed since this last draft. Those players are catcher Chris Harvey,...

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Morning Report: Former First Baseman Turns His Season Around on the Mound
Aug27

Morning Report: Former First Baseman Turns His Season Around on the Mound

When Jared Lakind was taken in the 23rd round in 2010, the Pittsburgh Pirates gave him a $400,000 bonus to sign. He had thrown 90 MPH from the left side in high school, but the Pirates put him at first base. They gave him three years to try to develop at the plate with no success. In 2013, Lakind came back as a reliever and pitched for Jamestown, where he threw 23.2 innings over 17 appearances. The stats were okay when you factor in...

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Tyler Glasnow and Josh Bell Win FSL Season Awards
Aug26

Tyler Glasnow and Josh Bell Win FSL Season Awards

The Pittsburgh Pirates had two of their top prospects win season awards on Tuesday afternoon. Pitcher Tyler Glasnow and right fielder Josh Bell were named the top players in the Florida State League. The two Bradenton Marauders stars were named the 2014 Pitcher and Player of the year. Glasnow missed the first month of the season with a back injury, yet still put up impressive numbers. Through 22 starts, he has a 1.67 ERA in 118.1...

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