Prospect Watch: JaCoby Jones Continues His Hot Streak With Two More Homers
Jul06

Prospect Watch: JaCoby Jones Continues His Hot Streak With Two More Homers

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote 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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Pirates Sign Gage Hinsz For $580,000
Jul06

Pirates Sign Gage Hinsz For $580,000

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Gage Hinsz to an over-slot deal, according to Jim Callis. 11th-rder Gage Hinsz agrees to terms w/@Pirates for $580k ($480k counts vs pool). Projectable Montana HS RHP, up to 93 already. @MLBDraft — Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) July 6, 2014 Hinsz was an 11th round pick out of high school, and was able to command a high bonus. Any pick after the 10th round can receive up to...

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Andrew McCutchen, Josh Harrison, and Tony Watson Named NL All-Stars
Jul06

Andrew McCutchen, Josh Harrison, and Tony Watson Named NL All-Stars

The Pittsburgh Pirates will have three representatives in the NL All-Star game this year, as Andrew McCutchen, Josh Harrison, and Tony Watson have all been named to the team. McCutchen was named to the team for the fourth year in a row. He led all NL outfielders with 4,519,440 votes. He’s also the first Pirates player to start an All-Star game since Jason Bay in 2006. McCutchen currently has a .322/.423/.542 line in 383 plate...

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First Pitch: The Tough Decisions When Francisco Liriano Returns
Jul06

First Pitch: The Tough Decisions When Francisco Liriano Returns

In the upcoming weeks, Francisco Liriano will be returning to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ rotation, with his return currently anticipated for just after the All-Star break. The Pirates are getting good starts from their entire rotation, which will lead to a difficult decision when Liriano returns. The current rotation consists of Gerrit Cole, Jeff Locke, Charlie Morton, Edinson Volquez, and Vance Worley. Of that group, only Locke...

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Minor Moves: Tyler Waldron to the DL, John Holdzkom Promoted to Indianapolis
Jul05

Minor Moves: Tyler Waldron to the DL, John Holdzkom Promoted to Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Indians have made a pair of moves today. Right-handed pitcher Tyler Waldron was placed on the disabled list with a right intercostal strain. The move was back-dated to July 3rd. Right-hander John Holdzkom was promoted from Altoona to take Waldron’s place. Waldron has a 3.79 ERA in 40.1 innings this year with Indianapolis, along with a 33:12 K/BB ratio. He’s made four starts in that span, with a 2.37 ERA in...

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