Cole Tucker and Mitch Keller Named to Baseball America’s GCL Top 20
Sep24

Cole Tucker and Mitch Keller Named to Baseball America’s GCL Top 20

Baseball America started their individual league top 20 lists today, profiling the Gulf Coast League with their first list. Two Pittsburgh Pirates prospects made the GCL top 20, with shortstop Cole Tucker coming in at number 11 and right-handed pitcher Mitch Keller landing at number 13. The list can be seen in the link above, and scouting reports for subscribers can be found here. The Pirates selected Tucker in the first round of the...

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Tyler Glasnow Named MLB.com’s Pitching Prospect of the Year
Sep19

Tyler Glasnow Named MLB.com’s Pitching Prospect of the Year

Tyler Glasnow has already won the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year award for the 2014 season. Today, MLB.com announced that the tall right-hander has been named the Pitcher of the Year in all of minor league baseball. Glasnow won the award after finishing first in batting average against (.174), along with finishing third in ERA (1.74). In winning the award, Glasnow beat out a lot of talented pitchers,...

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Pirates Have Four Baseball America 2014 Minor League All-Stars
Sep12

Pirates Have Four Baseball America 2014 Minor League All-Stars

Baseball America released their Minor League All-Stars for each classification of the minors, with the Pittsburgh Pirates having four players on the list. It should be noted that the classifications mean “Triple-A” and “Double-A”, rather than the individual leagues at those levels. So rather than just having to compete with every player in the International League, a player with the Indianapolis Indians would...

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Tyler Glasnow Named to Baseball America’s 2014 Minor League All-Star Team
Sep03

Tyler Glasnow Named to Baseball America’s 2014 Minor League All-Star Team

Baseball America has released their Minor League All-Star teams for the 2014 season. The lone Pirates prospect on the list was Tyler Glasnow, who was named as one of the top starting pitchers in the minors this year. BA said that Glasnow has a plus-plus fastball, a plus curve, and an average changeup, with better control in the second half. Glasnow finished the season in Bradenton with a 1.74 ERA in 124 innings, along with a 157:57...

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DSL Pirates 2014: Ten Prospects to Watch
Aug29

DSL Pirates 2014: Ten Prospects to Watch

Each year we post a top ten prospect list for the DSL and call it a “Prospects to Watch” list because it’s tough to pick a top ten prospect list when the players are so far from the big leagues. The last couple years, we have had many more first-hand scouting reports to go on, so the lists have become more than just educated guesses based on age, scouting reports, stats and signing bonuses. With just one DSL...

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DSL Season Recap: Pirates Look Strong Up the Middle and at the Top of Their Rotation
Aug28

DSL Season Recap: Pirates Look Strong Up the Middle and at the Top of Their Rotation

The DSL Pirates went 34-36 this year, playing with an inexperienced team. Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates had two affiliates in the DSL, so we had 70 players in all to cover in the season recap. Many of those players moved up to the United States this year to help fill out roster space due to the new Bristol affiliate. After eight DSL players were released back in May, that left the Pirates team filled with first year players and a...

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