Pirates Agree to Terms With Trey Supak
Jun12

Pirates Agree to Terms With Trey Supak

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Trey Supak. Supak was drafted in the Competitive Balance round following the second round of the 2014 MLB draft. Terms of the deal aren’t known yet, although the slot value for Supak is $772,000. Supak was rated the 99th best prospect by Baseball America in the 2014 draft. He’s 6′ 5″, 210 pounds, and sits in the low 90s with his fastball,...

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Mitch Keller Receives $1 M From the Pirates
Jun12

Mitch Keller Receives $1 M From the Pirates

Yesterday we learned that second round pick Mitch Keller had agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Today, Jim Callis reports that the bonus Keller received was for $1 M. 2nd-rder Mitch Keller, @Pirates agree on $1 mil. (pick 86 value = $886,800). Iowa HS RHP, helium this spring, 90-94, hard curve. @MLBDraft — Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 12, 2014 The slot value for the second round pick was $886,800. So Keller received...

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Nick Kingham Promoted to Indianapolis
Jun12

Nick Kingham Promoted to Indianapolis

One of the top pitching prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates system, Nick Kingham, will be promoted to Indianapolis this week, and will make his debut on Friday, Pirates Prospects has learned. Kingham has a 3.04 ERA in 71 innings this year, with a 54:25 K/BB ratio in Altoona. He was recently ranked our number five prospect in the system, and the third best pitching prospect behind Jameson Taillon and Tyler Glasnow. At the start of the...

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First Pitch: Evaluating the Pirates Farm System at the Half Way Mark
Jun12

First Pitch: Evaluating the Pirates Farm System at the Half Way Mark

The mid-season articles for MLB teams usually come out around the All-Star break in early July, even though the real half-way point is actually the end of June. For minor leagues, the season is only five months, which means the half-way mark is right after the draft, in the middle of June. There’s not a lot that really changes with most players in that time, but the mid-season point does provide a large enough sample size that...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gregory Polanco
Jun11

Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gregory Polanco

We usually release our mid-season prospect rankings right after the MLB draft. This not only shows the updated rankings with half of the minor league season in the books, but it also shows where the new draft picks fit in. For the second year in a row, the Pittsburgh Pirates have graduated their top prospect the week following the draft. This adds the ability to see what the system looks like with a new top prospect. Before we begin...

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