Pirates sign Casey Sadler and Cliff Archibald

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two more draft picks, 25th round pick Casey Sadler, and 36th round pick Cliff Archibald, according to Jennifer Langosch.  Langosch also confirms the signing of 31st round pick Jason Townsend, who was reported signed over the weekend. Sadler, a right handed pitcher out of Western Oklahoma State, was rated the 23rd best prospect in the 2010 draft out of Oklahoma by Baseball America.  The...

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Alex Presley Web Gems

Alex Presley has been a big surprise this year, not only having a breakout season in Altoona, but carrying that success over to Indianapolis in his promotion to AAA.  After putting up a .257/.313/.379 line in 704 at-bats between two seasons in high-A, Presley surprised everyone with a .350/.399/.533 line in 246 at-bats in AA this year, earning him a mid-season promotion to AAA.  Presley has only seen 14 at-bats at the AAA...

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Pirates 'heavy favorites' for Luis Heredia

Ben Badler of Baseball America has his latest July 2nd notebook up, in which he discusses top Mexican pitching prospect Luis Heredia.  In the discussion, Badler mentions that the Yankees, Athletics, and Dodgers have shown an interest in Heredia, but that the Pirates and the Toronto Blue Jays are the heavy favorites to land the 15-year old pitcher. Heredia’s bonus demands were originally figured to be around $2.2 M, although...

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Trading From the Bullpen in 2010

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a ton of trades in the last two seasons, dealing away seven of their eight starting position players from Opening Day 2008, along with plenty of other players on the roster or in the organization at the time.  A lot has been said about how the Pirates won’t be dealing anyone away this year, although anyone who believes a team with a 25-50 record will, or should, keep the team together...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/27/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 15-3, led by a huge outburst from the offense.  Alex Presley led the way, going 5-for-6 and hitting for the cycle, with his first home run at the AAA level included.  Presley accomplished the cycle by the 5th inning.  Brandon Moss went 2-for-6 with a homer and five RBIs.  Steve Pearce, Jeff Clement, and Brian Myrow also homered for the Indians offense.  Doug...

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