Pirates Sign 39th Overall Pick Connor Joe
Jun16

Pirates Sign 39th Overall Pick Connor Joe

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Connor Joe, the 39th overall pick. They acquired the pick from the Miami Marlins for reliever Bryan Morris. Joe announced the signing on Twitter Monday night. Thank you to the @Pirates organization for the opportunity to live my dream. Very excited to get back to work #BUCN pic.twitter.com/wN8ZosLNMp — Connor joe (@callmeweaponx) June 17, 2014 No terms of the deal were immediately announced,...

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Pirates Sign 25th Round Pick, Shortstop Erik Forgione
Jun16

Pirates Sign 25th Round Pick, Shortstop Erik Forgione

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their 25th round pick from the 2014 draft, shortstop Erik Forgione from the University of Washington. Forgione announced the official signing himself on Twitter today Officially just signed my contract to play for the @Pirates! Can't thank God enough for blessing me with this opportunity. #childhooddream — Erik Forgione (@Erik_Forgione) June 16, 2014 The 21-year-old is a very strong...

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Josh Bell Named FSL Player of the Week
Jun16

Josh Bell Named FSL Player of the Week

Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Josh Bell has been named the Player of the Week in the Florida State League for the week ending June 15th. The 21-year-old right fielder is the first Marauders player to win the award this year. Bell went 6-for-13 with a home run in each of the last three games. He drove in five runs during a week that was abbreviated due to the FSL All-Star game. Bell participated in the All-Star game and went 0-for-4 with...

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Andrew McCutchen Named NL Player of the Week
Jun16

Andrew McCutchen Named NL Player of the Week

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that center fielder Andrew McCutchen has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending June 15th. During the week, McCutchen led the Majors with four homers, 13 RBIs, 30 total bases and a 1.034 OPS. Among NL players, he led with a .483 average and .559 on base percentage. He had at least one hit in every game last week and currently has an 11 game hit streak. This is the...

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Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Stays Hot, Matt Curry Goes Yard
Jun16

Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Stays Hot, Matt Curry Goes Yard

Alen Hanson had two hits on Sunday against Reading to extend his hit streak to 12 games. He has 70 hits on the season, with 24 going for extra bases. After posting a .607 OPS in April, Hanson upped it to .803 in May and his June OPS now sits at .911 through 11 games. Also on the highlights today, homers from the Matts. The first one is from Matt Curry, who hit his third homer of the season. He has a .783 OPS in 24 games. Matt Hague...

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