Prospect Watch: Sampson Gets Hit Hard in AAA Debut, Jones Homers Again
Aug14

Prospect Watch: Sampson Gets Hit Hard in AAA Debut, Jones Homers Again

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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Pirates Sign Pitcher Matt Nevarez
Aug14

Pirates Sign Pitcher Matt Nevarez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Matt Nevarez from the Wichita Wingnuts, an independent team out of the American Association. The 27-year-old has pitched in pro ball since 2005 after being drafted by the Texas Rangers in the tenth round that year. Nevarez has pitched in the closer role this season, posting a 1.59 ERA in 34 innings over 35 appearances. He has 23 saves in 24 chances, to go along...

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Morning Report: High-Priced Arm Has a Tough Debut
Aug14

Morning Report: High-Priced Arm Has a Tough Debut

Down in the Gulf Coast League on Wednesday afternoon, 11th round draft pick Gage Hinsz quietly made his pro debut. He went 1.2 innings, allowing two runs(one earned) on two hits and one walk, with one strikeout. His first inning started out rough, though it wasn’t totally his fault. Before he knew it, one batter had reached on an error, then moved up on a passed ball, before scoring on a double. Hinsz gave up another double and...

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Minor League Schedule: Cody Dickson Has Turned His Season Around
Aug13

Minor League Schedule: Cody Dickson Has Turned His Season Around

Today’s Starters: Jhonathan Ramos, Jason Creasy, Cody Dickson, Felipe Gonzalez, Montana DuRapau, Frank Duncan, Omar Basulto

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Second Round Pick With a Million Dollar Performance
Aug12

Second Round Pick With a Million Dollar Performance

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted RHP Mitch Keller with the 64th overall pick in the 2014 draft and signed him right away to a $1,000,000 bonus. One of the few perks to the new draft rules since 2012, is getting players into the system quicker and getting them playing time that same year. Under the old rules, Keller would probably be signing this Friday, using the old August 15th signing deadline date. On Tuesday afternoon in the Gulf...

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