Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco’s Second Homer of the Year
Apr13

Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco’s Second Homer of the Year

Today in our “Prospect Highlights” series, which will probably soon be renamed “Polanco Highlights”, we have Gregory Polanco breaking out the nine iron to crush a two-run homer golf-swing style from last night’s game. It was the second homer of the year for Polanco, and was part of his 4-for-4 night at the plate....

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First Pitch: How Good Would Gregory Polanco Have to Be to Justify Super Two Status?
Apr13

First Pitch: How Good Would Gregory Polanco Have to Be to Justify Super Two Status?

Gregory Polanco keeps hitting. The top prospect went 4-for-4 tonight with his second home run of the year in just 38 at-bats. On the season he is hitting for a .500 average. It’s only 38 at-bats, so it still falls in the small sample size window, but it’s still impressive. We aren’t yet to the point in the season where a team can call up a prospect while gaining an extra year of control from that player. Teams would...

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Minor Moves: Vin Mazzaro Added to Indianapolis
Apr12

Minor Moves: Vin Mazzaro Added to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added Vin Mazzaro to the Indianapolis roster, per an Indianapolis Indians press release. To make room for Mazzaro, Josh Kinney has been transferred to the Jamestown roster. Mazzaro recently cleared waivers and accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A.

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Andrew McCutchen Back in the Lineup Tonight After Leaving Early Last Night
Apr12

Andrew McCutchen Back in the Lineup Tonight After Leaving Early Last Night

Last night Andrew McCutchen left in the bottom of the eighth inning with discomfort in his left ankle. He seemed to be walking fine on the ankle after lining out to end the top of the eighth inning. Tonight, McCutchen is back in the lineup, batting third and playing center field as usual. So it appears that it wasn’t anything major last night, which despite McCutchen’s early season struggles, is a great sign.

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Luis Heredia Pulled From His Start With Shoulder Discomfort
Apr12

Luis Heredia Pulled From His Start With Shoulder Discomfort

According to multiple people in attendance at today’s West Virginia game, Luis Heredia was pulled from his start after throwing one pitch. It’s unknown why he was pulled from the game, but this isn’t usually a good sign. UPDATE 5:08 PM: Jake Seiner of MiLB.com says that Heredia left with right shoulder discomfort and will be re-evaluated in the coming days. Pirates confirm RHP Luis Heredia left his @wv_power start...

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