Minor Moves: Hard-Throwing Lefty Promoted to United States From DSL
Jul07

Minor Moves: Hard-Throwing Lefty Promoted to United States From DSL

In addition to the roster moves for Altoona and the trade of Chris Dickerson today, the Pittsburgh Pirates made six moves in the lower minors, including a rare mid-season promotion from the Dominican Summer League. Jake Burnette was added to the GCL roster on rehab and he pitched today. The seventh round pick from the 2011 draft signed an over-slot bonus, but has not lived up to the hype, mostly because he has been unable to stay...

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Five Pirates in Baseball America’s Top 50 Midseason Prospect List
Jul07

Five Pirates in Baseball America’s Top 50 Midseason Prospect List

Baseball America released their midseason top 50 prospect list and even with the promotion of Gregory Polanco, the Pittsburgh Pirates placed five players on the list. The Pirates on the list, along with their ranking are: 21. Tyler Glasnow 24. Jameson Taillon 35. Josh Bell 37. Nick Kingham 43. Austin Meadows The pre-season top 100 from Baseball America had Taillon ranked #22, tops among this group of the players. Glasnow jumped all...

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Prospect Highlights: Homer From Alen Hanson, Strikeout By Nick Kingham
Jul07

Prospect Highlights: Homer From Alen Hanson, Strikeout By Nick Kingham

Yesterday, we concentrated on highlights from the Gulf Coast League, which happened to include a couple at-bats from Andrew Lambo. Today we return to highlights from the upper levels and two players that could possibly play big parts with the 2015 Pirates. Alen Hanson homered on Saturday night, his eighth of the season and fourth from the right side. On Sunday, Hanson drove home the Curve’s sixth run in the bottom of the eighth...

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Minor League Schedule: Casey Sadler Gets a Rare Home Start Tonight
Jul06

Minor League Schedule: Casey Sadler Gets a Rare Home Start Tonight

Today’s Starters: Casey Sadler, Adrian Sampson, Buddy Borden, Alex McRae

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DSL Pirates Report:  Is Yeudy Garcia a Legit Prospect?
Jul06

DSL Pirates Report: Is Yeudy Garcia a Legit Prospect?

Last weekend, we talked about the DSL Pirates breaking a nine game losing streak and how bad the pitching has been early on, especially out of the bullpen. After finishing last week with a win, the Pirates went 4-2 this week and got some great starting pitching. One of the losses this week was strictly on the bullpen, which gave up seven runs over the last two innings. Since the bullpen usually consists of fillers at the back end,...

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