Morning Report: Ranking a New Prospect
Aug20

Morning Report: Ranking a New Prospect

The Pittsburgh Pirates picked up right-handed pitcher Angel Sanchez off waivers from the Chicago White Sox on July 31st. It was a busy day in the sense that trade rumors were flying all day and picking up Sanchez wasn’t anything more than trading one minor league pitcher (placing Josh Wall on waivers) for a better pitcher. It turned out that it wasn’t even that trade-off because the Pirates kept Josh Wall when he cleared...

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Morning Report: A Trio of Struggling Projectable Righties
Aug19

Morning Report: A Trio of Struggling Projectable Righties

All day Monday, we talked about Tyler Glasnow, who was once a highly projectable right-hander. He threw seven shutout innings Sunday night(see video below), talked about remaining at Bradenton for the rest of the year and was named the FSL Pitcher of the Week for the second week in a row. At one time, he was just a tall righty that the Pirates drafted high and gave a large bonus. The Pirates have drafted plenty of pitchers in the same...

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2014 Pirates Draft Pick Suspended For HGH
Aug18

2014 Pirates Draft Pick Suspended For HGH

Pittsburgh Pirates 17th round draft Michael Clemens has been suspended 68 games after testing positive for HGH. The right-hander has been pitching this year for Bristol, where he had a 1.00 ERA over 18 innings in 13 appearances. The 21-year-old went to McNeese State and signed shortly after the draft. The total number of games in the suspension was explained in the link above by Danny Wild of MiLB.com: “Under the rules of the...

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Tyler Glasnow Earns Second Straight FSL Pitcher of the Week Award
Aug18

Tyler Glasnow Earns Second Straight FSL Pitcher of the Week Award

Tyler Glasnow has won his second straight Florida State League Pitcher of the Week award, this one for the week of August 11-17. Glasnow made two starts during the week, throwing a total of 13.1 innings, with 18 strikeouts and just one run allowed. On the season, he has a 1.43 ERA in 113.1 innings, with 140 strikeouts and a .167 BAA. Glasnow won the previous week’s award with 11 strikeouts over six shutout innings. Earlier in...

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Top 10 Hitters: JaCoby Jones Has Huge Week, While a Second Baseman Makes Third Straight Top 10 List
Aug18

Top 10 Hitters: JaCoby Jones Has Huge Week, While a Second Baseman Makes Third Straight Top 10 List

JaCoby Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Notes on the top ten players from the last week can be found below the chart. *Runs Created is a stat created by Bill James used to estimate how many runs an...

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