Prospect Watch: Big Night For Keon Broxton, Alen Hanson and Mel Rojas Homer
Aug20

Prospect Watch: Big Night For Keon Broxton, Alen Hanson and Mel Rojas Homer

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Josh Bell Placed on the Altoona DL
Aug19

Josh Bell Placed on the Altoona DL

Josh Bell has been placed on the Altoona disabled list, per an Altoona press release. He was placed on the DL with a left knee contusion. As I mentioned over the weekend, Bell has been missing time with a bruised knee, and has been out since last Tuesday. Ralph Henriquez has been activated off the DL in Altoona to replace him. Also, in Indianapolis, Adam Wilk has been placed on the DL with a left ankle injury, and A.J. Morris has been...

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Pirates Losing Scout and Former Pitching Coach Mike Steele
Aug19

Pirates Losing Scout and Former Pitching Coach Mike Steele

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be losing Mike Steele, a scout that played a big role in the drafting of 2014 first round pick Cole Tucker. Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game reports that Steele will be going to Long Beach State University to be an assistant coach. .@LBDirtbags will officially announce the addition of @Pirates four-corners scout Mike Steele as assistant coach later today. #BigWest #LBSU — Kendall Rogers...

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Andrew McCutchen Activated From the DL, Michael Martinez Optioned to AAA
Aug19

Andrew McCutchen Activated From the DL, Michael Martinez Optioned to AAA

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Andrew McCutchen from the disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, they have optioned Michael Martinez to Indianapolis. Today was the first day that McCutchen was eligible to come off the disabled list, and it was expected over the last two days that he would be activated tonight. He is in the lineup, batting third and playing center field. As an added bonus, Jordy Mercer is back in the...

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Top 10 Pitchers: Glasnow Leads Amazing Week; Heredia Might Be Turning Things Around
Aug19

Top 10 Pitchers: Glasnow Leads Amazing Week; Heredia Might Be Turning Things Around

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten scores are highlighted in the write-up below. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really...

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