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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DSL Pirates Report:  Is Yeudy Garcia a Legit Prospect?
Jul06

DSL Pirates Report: Is Yeudy Garcia a Legit Prospect?

Last weekend, we talked about the DSL Pirates breaking a nine game losing streak and how bad the pitching has been early on, especially out of the bullpen. After finishing last week with a win, the Pirates went 4-2 this week and got some great starting pitching. One of the losses this week was strictly on the bullpen, which gave up seven runs over the last two innings. Since the bullpen usually consists of fillers at the back end,...

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Clint Barmes to Disabled List, Pirates Recall Michael Martinez
Jul06

Clint Barmes to Disabled List, Pirates Recall Michael Martinez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed infielder Clint Barmes on the 15-day disabled list and recalled infielder Michael Martinez from Indianapolis. The move was made retroactive to June 30th. Martinez was up briefly with the Pirates last month, getting into one game. He has been on a hot streak at the plate recently for Indianapolis, hitting .424 in his last ten games. The switch-hitter, who can play the outfield as well, has had a...

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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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Prospect Watch: Nick Kingham and Tyler Glasnow Struggle, Andrew Lambo Homers
Jul05

Prospect Watch: Nick Kingham and Tyler Glasnow Struggle, Andrew Lambo 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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Two Million Dollar Arms Make Their Debut For the GCL Pirates
Jul05

Two Million Dollar Arms Make Their Debut For the GCL Pirates

Two Pittsburgh Pirates draft picks made their debut today in the Gulf Coast League on Saturday morning. Mitch Keller started the game, while Trey Supak followed him. Both pitchers signed for $1,000,000 bonuses after being selected 64th(Keller) and 73rd overall. Keller threw two shutout innings, while Supak threw 1.2 shutout innings. Neither of the 18-year-old right-handers walked a batter and they both had two strikeouts. We have four...

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