Prospect Watch: Kingham Shines in Triple-A Debut; First Homer For Gushue
Jun14

Prospect Watch: Kingham Shines in Triple-A Debut; First Homer For Gushue

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note 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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Trey Supak Signs With Pirates For $1 M Bonus
Jun13

Trey Supak Signs With Pirates For $1 M Bonus

Yesterday we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates had agreed to sign right-handed pitcher Trey Supak, who was taken 73rd overall in the draft. On Friday night, Jim Callis had the bonus information for Supak. He reports that he has signed for $1,000,000, which will currently put the Pirates over draft cap with the players currently signed. Supp 2nd-rder Trey Supak signs w/@Pirates for $1 mil (pick 73 value = $772k). Projectable 6-5 Texas...

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2014 Jamestown Jammers Season Preview
Jun13

2014 Jamestown Jammers Season Preview

The Jamestown Jammers begin their season tonight, featuring a lot of the top college players who were taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2014 draft. The Jammers currently have ten of the first 21 players drafted by the Pirates this year, including top ten picks like Tyler Eppler, Michael Suchy, Alex McRae, and Austin Coley. Eventually, this team will add more top picks, like Connor Joe and Jordan Luplow. It’s a team that...

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First Pitch: Are the Pirates Going to be Buyers or Sellers?
Jun13

First Pitch: Are the Pirates Going to be Buyers or Sellers?

It’s hard to get a feel for the Pittsburgh Pirates and their chances of competing this year. They move close to .500, then they lose a few games and drop further back. They’re 32-34, and yet they’re only 2.5 games back from the Wild Card race. They lose Francisco Liriano, although that might end up working better for them, since Liriano was struggling and couldn’t be removed from the rotation without an injury....

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Prospect Watch: Tyler Glasnow Dominates Again, Josh Bell Homers Twice
Jun12

Prospect Watch: Tyler Glasnow Dominates Again, Josh Bell Homers Twice

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note 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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Cole Tucker Calls Signing with Pirates “Surreal”
Jun12

Cole Tucker Calls Signing with Pirates “Surreal”

“I feel like if I want to be a major leaguer, I have to improve in every aspect of my game,” Tucker said. “There’s nothing I do right now that’s good enough to be out there on that field right now.”

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