Pirates claim Anthony Claggett

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed relief pitcher Anthony Claggett off of waivers from the New York Yankees. Claggett came in to the season as the 26th ranked prospect in the Yankees system, and the number three right handed relief prospect, one ahead of Steven Jackson, who the Pirates claimed from the Yankees back in May. The 2009 40-man roster/payroll and the Future Payroll Commitments chart have been updated. Claggett pitched 82...

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2009 Lynchburg Hillcats Season Recap

If there is any minor league team I’ve given a ton of coverage to this season, it’s been Lynchburg. There are two reasons for this. First, I live near Lynchburg. Second, the Hillcats have been one of the most important teams in our system this year. The Cats started the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top prospect, Pedro Alvarez, along with some other top draft picks from the 2008 draft, like Jordy Mercer, Justin...

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Brooks Pounders a top GCL Prospect

Baseball America has started releasing their top 20 prospects in each league. Today they started with the Gulf Coast League. The only Pittsburgh Pirates prospect to make the list was Brooks Pounders, who came in ranked number 15. They mention that Trent Stevenson missed the list due to not having a minimum amount of innings. Pounders pitched 24 innings in the GCL, allowing a 3.04 ERA, a 20:11 K/BB ratio, and a .218 BAA. The goal of...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Interviews

The complete archive of Pirates Prospects interviews by Pittsburgh Pirates prospects: Pirates Personnel Neal Huntington/Frank Coonelly Frank Coonelly Jim Benedict Part One Part Two Neal Huntington Part One Part Two Jeff Johnson Current Pirates Players Matt Benedict Victor Black Evan Chambers Tyler Cox Matt Curry Chase d’Arnaud Kawika Emsley-Pai Matt Hague Brock Holt Phillip Irwin Mike Jefferson Nick Kingham Chris Lashmet Brian...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Video Recaps

The complete archive of video recaps of Pittsburgh Pirates prospects: Current Pirates Prospects Tim Alderson May 13th, 2010: L, 4.2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Stetson Allie Spring Training 2011 Tom Boleska September 7th, 2009: ND, 3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR Mike Colla September 7th, 2009: ND, 2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR September 17th, 2009: W, 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR Chase d’Arnaud 2009 Hitting and...

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