Prospect Highlights: Taking a Look at Some of the Pirates Catching Depth
Jul15

Prospect Highlights: Taking a Look at Some of the Pirates Catching Depth

With the top two teams in the minors on their All-Star break now, the highlights from Altoona and Indianapolis will be light for the next few days. Yesterday, we focused on some GCL players, including first round pick Cole Tucker. Today, we take a look at some catchers in the system, with two clips from Tony Sanchez, who has been on a recent hot streak. The other catcher is near the bottom of the minor league ladder, but interesting...

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Minor League Schedule: Nick Hutchings Gets the Start For the GCL Pirates Today
Jul15

Minor League Schedule: Nick Hutchings Gets the Start For the GCL Pirates Today

Today’s Starters: Justin Topa, Nick Hutchings

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Prospect Highlights: Two Cole Tucker At-Bats and Videos of Four Other GCL Pirates Players
Jul14

Prospect Highlights: Two Cole Tucker At-Bats and Videos of Four Other GCL Pirates Players

We have two at-bats from first round draft pick Cole Tucker, taken from Friday’s GCL game. It’s proof that baseball has a way of evening things out. In one at-bat, he hits the ball well and the right fielder makes a nice play to rob him. On the other, just a soft grounder up the middle that gets by the pitcher for a hit. That hit was the only one for Tucker in his last five games. His average to start Monday was down to...

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Minor League Schedule: John Kuchno Looks to Repeat Success Against Tampa
Jul13

Minor League Schedule: John Kuchno Looks to Repeat Success Against Tampa

Today’s Starters: Thomas Harlan, John Kuchno, Montana DuRapau, Billy Roth, Gerardo Navarro

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DSL Pirates Report: A Catching Prospect Shows Improvements on Offense and Defense
Jul13

DSL Pirates Report: A Catching Prospect Shows Improvements on Offense and Defense

A couple weeks ago, we were talking about a team that lost nine games in a row, but since then the DSL Pirates have really turned things around. They have gone 10-4 since breaking the streak, including a 4-2 record this week. Last week, we highlighted a hard-throwing starter that just might be a prospect. This week we focus in on a rookie catcher that has looked good both at the plate and behind it recently. This week we start with a...

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