Pirates Sign Three More Draft Picks
Jun11

Pirates Sign Three More Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of five draft picks today. Two of them we already knew about — sixth round pick Tyler Eppler and 12th round pick Tyler Filliben. The three we didn’t know about were fifth rounder Michael Suchy, 10th rounder Alex McRae, and 15th rounder Eric Dorsch. For more info on the newest signings, check out their player pages. Michael Suchy Alex McRae Eric...

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First Pitch: After Gregory Polanco, Who is Next?
Jun11

First Pitch: After Gregory Polanco, Who is Next?

Kind of informal tonight, because I just spent 15 hours on the road driving back up to Virginia, and just remembered why I hated making that drive 3-4 times per year. I’m half taking a break this week, after the draft last week, and half handling some family business. We’ve got a lot of articles lined up this week from other writers on the site, and I’ve got a few that will appear as well, including this nightly...

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First Pitch: Gregory Polanco – The Most Anticipated Pirates Prospect Ever, and For Good Reason
Jun10

First Pitch: Gregory Polanco – The Most Anticipated Pirates Prospect Ever, and For Good Reason

Gregory Polanco might be the most anticipated Pirates prospect ever. He kind of has a bit of an advantage. Any prospect pre-2008 didn’t really have the Twitter hype machine following him, and really, any prospect before 2011 didn’t have the full force of Twitter, with #Free(InsertProspectHere) hashtags, and people watching every single thing the player did. The Pirates have had good prospects since Twitter blew up. They...

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Prospect Watch: Way Down on the Farm, a Defensive Shortstop Shows Offense
Jun10

Prospect Watch: Way Down on the Farm, a Defensive Shortstop Shows Offense

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 (Stolmy Pimentel #13). 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 #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Pirates Agree With Cole Tucker For $1.8 M
Jun09

Pirates Agree With Cole Tucker For $1.8 M

According to Chris Cotillo, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with first round pick Cole Tucker for $1.8 M. Sources: #Pirates in agreement with first-rounder (24th overall) Cole Tucker on $1.8M bonus. Below slot of $1.9255M. Will be official Weds. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) June 9, 2014 The slot price for the 24th overall pick was $1,925,500. So the Pirates saved $125,500. That’s not a big amount, and if...

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