Pirates Still Top Farm System in Baseball America’s Updated Rankings
Apr02

Pirates Still Top Farm System in Baseball America’s Updated Rankings

Baseball America has posted their updated rankings of the top farm systems in baseball and the Pittsburgh Pirates still top the list. The Pirates were ranked 11th overall in 2012 and they moved up four spots for the 2013 list. Baseball America had seven Pittsburgh Pirates players in their top 100 prospect list. Earlier in the off-season, we heard that the Pirates were the top ranked system according to Baseball America, but that could...

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West Virginia Power Release Opening Day Roster
Apr02

West Virginia Power Release Opening Day Roster

The West Virginia Power released their 2014 Opening Day roster on Wednesday morning. They will eventually have four of the Pittsburgh Pirates top ten prospects in Austin Meadows, Reese McGuire, Harold Ramirez and Luis Heredia. Meadows will begin the season in Extended Spring Training due to hamstring issues. Left-handed pitchers are marked with an asterisk. The 2014 minor league season opens on Thursday. You can find the rosters at...

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Draft Prospect Watch: New Mock Draft Has Pirates Taking Alex Blandino
Apr02

Draft Prospect Watch: New Mock Draft Has Pirates Taking Alex Blandino

Some quick college and high school notes from the last three days, which includes a possible first round pick that will miss at least six weeks and another that looked great in a complete game win. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th, just under ten weeks away. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in the first round this year. They also picked 65th overall in the second round and 74th, which is their competitive balance pick. For...

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International and Amateur Draft Bonus Numbers Released
Apr02

International and Amateur Draft Bonus Numbers Released

Jim Callis has posted the bonus pool amounts for the 2014 amateur draft and international signings. Due to their finish in the standings, the Pittsburgh Pirates are in the bottom 1/3 of each list. For the draft pool, the Pirates will have $5,606,100 to spend on their picks in the first ten rounds combined. That ranks them 21st overall. The Pirates pick 24th overall and they also have a competitive balance pick after the second round....

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Indianapolis Indians Opening Day Roster
Apr01

Indianapolis Indians Opening Day Roster

The Indianapolis Indians released their 2014 Opening Day roster on Tuesday. The top prospect at Indianapolis is Gregory Polanco, who is the #1 prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system. Jameson Taillon will eventually join the Indianapolis roster, but he is currently out with elbow discomfort and seeking a second opinion. Left-handed pitchers are marked with an asterisk. A full preview of the Indianapolis Indians will be...

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