Let the Ryan Doumit rumors begin

It should be no surprise that the Pittsburgh Pirates would be interested in trading Ryan Doumit. The Pirates have two major league catchers who showed they were capable of holding down the position without Doumit last season. The Pirates used their 2009 first round pick on Tony Sanchez, a catcher who is expected to rise quickly through the minor league system. The writing is pretty much on the wall for Doumit. Some may be surprised...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 50 Prospects: 16 – Jordy Mercer

To cap off the end of the 2009 season, I’m going to be counting down my list of the top 50 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. I’ll be counting down one prospect per day, with an extensive recap on each player, until I reach number one. Check out the previous installments: 46-50 41-45 36-40 31-35 30 – Brian Friday 29 – Aaron Pribanic 28 – Evan Chambers 27 – Brock Holt 26 –...

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Jordy Mercer Video Recap

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Jordy Mercer in the third round of the 2008 MLB draft. He signed right away, and got his career started in A-ball, with 216 at-bats between State College and Hickory in 2008. In that time he hit for a .250/.297/.366 line, with five homers, and a 47:13 K/BB ratio. In 2009 he moved up to Lynchburg, playing the entire season in high-A. Mercer hit for a .255/.314/.400 line, with 10 homers, a Carolina League...

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Pirates interested in Ryota Igarashi

According to Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker, the Pittsburgh Pirates are interested in Japanese relief pitcher Ryota Igarashi. The following quote came from Pirates general manager, Neal Huntington: β€œIn acquiring(Akinori) Iwamura, we opened the door to getting Japanese players. We gave up a middle reliever to get Iwamura, so he [Igarashi] is a player we have interest in.” Patrick also adds that Iwamura and Igarashi played together in...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 50 Prospects: 17 – Colton Cain

To cap off the end of the 2009 season, I’m going to be counting down my list of the top 50 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. I’ll be counting down one prospect per day, with an extensive recap on each player, until I reach number one. Check out the previous installments: 46-50 41-45 36-40 31-35 30 – Brian Friday 29 – Aaron Pribanic 28 – Evan Chambers 27 – Brock Holt 26 –...

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