Pirates Sign Jayson Nix, Who is Active For Today’s Game
Aug03

Pirates Sign Jayson Nix, Who is Active For Today’s Game

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed utility player Jayson Nix, according to a team press release. Nix was signed to a Major League deal, and is expected to be active for today’s game. To make room on the active roster, Brent Morel was optioned to Triple-A. Dean Anna was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. Michael Waterloo first reported the signing last night. I'm hearing that the #Pirates have signed...

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First Pitch: Alen Hanson and the Future of the Pirates Infield
Aug03

First Pitch: Alen Hanson and the Future of the Pirates Infield

Today we wrote about how Alen Hanson was moved to second base by the Pirates. Hanson has played second base before in the lower levels, but hasn’t been at the position for the last few years, and hasn’t been there in Altoona. He made his first start there tonight. One of the issues he was having at shortstop were defensive lapses, where he would make errors on routine plays. Hanson had a throwing error in his first game at...

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Tyler Glasnow is the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month For July
Aug02

Tyler Glasnow is the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month For July

Each week we run our “Top Performers” series, looking at the best pitchers and hitters from the previous week. We also recap each month in order to award the Pitcher and Player of the month. Below are the average pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the month of July. The rankings include every pitcher who made at least four starts for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no...

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JaCoby Jones is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month For July
Aug02

JaCoby Jones is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month For July

Each week we run our “Top Performers” series, looking at the best pitchers and hitters from the previous week. We also recap each month in order to award the Pitcher and Player of the month. Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the month of July. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and...

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Pirates Moving Alen Hanson to Second Base
Aug02

Pirates Moving Alen Hanson to Second Base

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be moving shortstop Alen Hanson to second base, Pirates Prospects has learned. Hanson has committed 29 errors this season in 100 games at the shortstop position, after committing 32 in 127 games last year. There have been questions surrounding his defensive play at shortstop ever since he started hitting well at West Virginia in 2012. Hanson has the range and quickness to play the position, plus he has an...

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