Pirates Re-Instate Wes Freeman From the Voluntary Retired List
Jan12

Pirates Re-Instate Wes Freeman From the Voluntary Retired List

Mini camp started today, which not only features a large group of major league players working out in Bradenton for a week, but a large group of minor league players, who will be here for at least two weeks. When looking over the roster of players that are here, one name surprised me: Wes Freeman. You may remember Freeman from the Pirates’ system a few years ago. He was a 16th round pick in the 2008 draft out of high school,...

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Jung-Ho Kang Leaving For Pittsburgh This Week to Potentially Finalize a Deal
Jan12

Jung-Ho Kang Leaving For Pittsburgh This Week to Potentially Finalize a Deal

A report out of Korea last night, from Jung-Ho Kang’s club, says that the infielder will be heading to Pittsburgh on Wednesday in order to take a physical on Thursday. (h/t Bucs Dugout) Typically a physical is needed as the final step when a deal has been agreed upon. At the end of last week it was rumored that the Pirates were close to signing Kang, with Jon Morosi saying that an agreement could come by the middle of this week....

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #16 – Gage Hinsz
Jan09

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #16 – Gage Hinsz

The Pirates Prospects 2015 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2015 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site. To recap...

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First Pitch: Mid-Season Promotions to Altoona For Pitchers Could Be a Thing of the Past
Jan09

First Pitch: Mid-Season Promotions to Altoona For Pitchers Could Be a Thing of the Past

Today we continued the top 20 prospects countdown with our number 17 prospect, Clay Holmes. When Holmes returns from Tommy John surgery in 2015, he should go to Bradenton. That was where he was projected to start the year in 2014, prior to his injury in Spring Training. Heading into the off-season, it looked like the Pirates might have a shortage of rotation spots in High-A. Holmes is a guy who would have been guaranteed a spot, but...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #17 – Clay Holmes
Jan08

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #17 – Clay Holmes

The Pirates Prospects 2015 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2015 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site. To recap...

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