Morning Report: What Happened to That Great West Virginia Outfield?
Aug22

Morning Report: What Happened to That Great West Virginia Outfield?

At the beginning of Spring Training, it looked like the West Virginia Power outfield would consist of two first round picks and one of the only two international amateurs that the Pirates have given a seven-figure bonus. As it turned out, the trio of Austin Meadows, Barrett Barnes and Harold Ramirez never played a game together. They all suffered injuries that kept them out for more than half the season and only one is playing now....

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Prospect Watch: Late Round Draft Pick Putting Up Strong Numbers in Jamestown
Aug21

Prospect Watch: Late Round Draft Pick Putting Up Strong Numbers in Jamestown

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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Wirfin Obispo Clears Waivers, Outrighted to Indianapolis
Aug21

Wirfin Obispo Clears Waivers, Outrighted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted relief pitcher Wirfin Obispo to Indianapolis after he cleared waivers. Obispo was designated for assignment last week when the Pirates picked up catcher Ramon Cabrera off waivers. Obispo has been with Indianapolis since being picked up off waivers on June 1st from the Atlanta Braves. In 25.2 innings over 23 appearances, he has a 3.16 ERA and 24...

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Minor Moves: Busy Day For Bristol and Indianapolis Roster Moves, DSL Player Released
Aug21

Minor Moves: Busy Day For Bristol and Indianapolis Roster Moves, DSL Player Released

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a lot of roster moves over the last two days involving all eight Pirates affiliates. Yesterday we announced JaCoby Jones to the DL, along with five other rosters moves. Today’s moves are as follows: Indianapolis placed catcher Nevin Ashley and infielder Blake Davis on the disabled list. These moves were made to make room for Michael Martinez and Brent Morel after both returned from a stint with the...

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Gage Hinsz Makes First Start as a Pro
Aug21

Gage Hinsz Makes First Start as a Pro

On Wednesday in the Gulf Coast League, Gage Hinsz made his first start as a pro. The 11th round draft pick from this year, had made one relief appearance last Wednesday, which was his pro debut. In that brief outing, he threw 1.2 innings, giving up two runs(one earned) on two hits, with one walk and one strikeout. We talk about pitchers being projectable all the time here because the Pittsburgh Pirates take chances on a lot of high...

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