Prospect Watch: Austin Meadows Picks Up Three Hits For West Virginia
Jul16

Prospect Watch: Austin Meadows Picks Up Three Hits For West Virginia

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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First Pitch: What is Josh Bell’s Future With the Pirates?
Jul15

First Pitch: What is Josh Bell’s Future With the Pirates?

Prior to the 2011 draft, Josh Bell sent a letter to every team, telling them not to draft him. He intended to go to college at the University of Texas, despite being projected as a mid-first round pick. Whether that letter was just a negotiating ploy or actually legit will never really be known. A lot of teams — including interested teams like the Boston Red Sox — passed over Bell due to the letter. The Pittsburgh Pirates...

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Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Comes Up Big in His Final Game With Bradenton
Jul15

Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Comes Up Big in His Final Game With Bradenton

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Josh Bell Getting Promoted to Altoona
Jul15

Josh Bell Getting Promoted to Altoona

Josh Bell, who is having a breakout season in Bradenton this year, will be promoted to Altoona. This is according to his teammate, Barrett Barnes. @PirateBaseBell futures game yesterday, game winning hit today, and the call up to AA tonight! Stay hot fam proud of you brotha! #Witness — Barrett Barnes (@b_barnes1991) July 15, 2014 Bell just participated in the Future’s Game yesterday, then returned to play with the...

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Pirates Are One of the Teams Who Have Asked About Huston Street
Jul14

Pirates Are One of the Teams Who Have Asked About Huston Street

Jon Heyman reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the teams interested in San Diego Padres reliever Huston Street. The article actually focuses on the Angels’ interest in Street, but talks about how the Pirates have checked in on him, and that the Orioles and Giants are speculated as possibilities. Street is under contract for $7 M this year, with a $7 M option in 2015. He has a 1.09 ERA in 33 innings this year, with a...

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