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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Prospect Watch: Multi-Hit Day For JaCoby Jones and Harold Ramirez
Jun11

Prospect Watch: Multi-Hit Day For JaCoby Jones and Harold Ramirez

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 (Casey Sadler #16). 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...

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Pirates Sign 16th Round Pitcher Sam Street
Jun11

Pirates Sign 16th Round Pitcher Sam Street

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 16th round right-handed pitcher Sam Street, according to the University of Texas Pan American, via Greg Luca on Twitter. Per UTPA, pitcher Sam Street has officially signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Was pick No. 491, in the 16th round of Saturday's draft. — Greg Luca (@GregLuca) June 12, 2014 Street was a college senior, so he was expected to sign. He’s an Australian pitcher who...

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Pirates Place Francisco Liriano on the DL, Activate Stolmy Pimentel
Jun11

Pirates Place Francisco Liriano on the DL, Activate Stolmy Pimentel

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Francisco Liriano on the disabled list and have activated Stolmy Pimentel off the DL. Liriano suffered an oblique injury last night, and the time he will spend on the DL is unknown at this point. Pimentel got two rehab appearances, with his last one being three shutout innings in Altoona, giving up three hits, one walk, and striking out five. It will be interesting to see what the Pirates do to...

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