The Five Tools of Gregory Polanco
Jun10

The Five Tools of Gregory Polanco

Gregory Polanco will make his much-anticipated Major League debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight. He is one of the most exciting prospects in baseball because he offers all five tools, leading to a .347/.405/.540 slash line in AAA this year and numerous defensive highlights to his credit. Here is video proof that Gregory Polanco can do it all, field, run, throw, hit for average and hit for power. This is a top ten list of his best...

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Minor League Schedule: Luis Heredia Looking to Get on Track This Season
Jun10

Minor League Schedule: Luis Heredia Looking to Get on Track This Season

Today’s Starters: Adam Wilk, Joely Rodriguez, Orlando Castro, Luis Heredia

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Pirates Will Call Up Gregory Polanco Tuesday, Neil Walker Placed on DL
Jun09

Pirates Will Call Up Gregory Polanco Tuesday, Neil Walker Placed on DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced via twitter tonight that Gregory Polanco will be on his way to Pittsburgh tomorrow for Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Neil Walker was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to an appendectomy on Monday. Polanco will take his place on the roster. For Indianapolis this season, Polanco has a .347/.405/540 slash line in 62 games with seven homers and 15 stolen bases. He was recently...

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Pirates Release Four Minor League Players, Including Two 2013 Draft Picks
Jun09

Pirates Release Four Minor League Players, Including Two 2013 Draft Picks

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have released five minor league players. Pitcher Brandon Mann was mentioned here last week, while the other four players are new. Pitcher Cameron Griffin, 23rd round draft pick from 2013. He spent last season in the GCL and was in Extended Spring Training this year. He’s a 22-year-old lefty, who posted a 1.90 ERA in 18 relief appearances last year. Beau Wallace, 21 year-old...

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Prospect Highlights: Two Key Hits From Alen Hanson, Triple By Mel Rojas Jr.
Jun09

Prospect Highlights: Two Key Hits From Alen Hanson, Triple By Mel Rojas Jr.

In Trenton over the weekend, Alen Hanson had two hits that drove in two runs apiece. While he probably isn’t expected to drive in many runs at the top of the order, Hanson actually leads all Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players with 30 RBIs since May 1st. During that time span, he has 17 extra-base hits. The first big hit was from Friday night’s 11-2 win. Hanson had three RBIs in the game, two of them coming on this...

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