Prospect Watch: Casey Sadler Goes Seven Strong After Rough Start
Apr17

Prospect Watch: Casey Sadler Goes Seven Strong After Rough Start

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 (Tony Sanchez #11, 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...

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Links to Prospect Sites For Other Major League Baseball Teams
Apr17

Links to Prospect Sites For Other Major League Baseball Teams

I often get asked if there are prospect sites for other teams, similar to Pirates Prospects. When I first started this site, I wanted to create something similar to what Red Sox fans had at Sox Prospects. I’ve also followed prospect sites for other teams, such as Indians Prospect Insider, Reds Minor Leagues, Twins Daily, Padres Public, DRay Bay, and MLB Prospect Portal to name a few. One of those sites, FutureSox, has a list of...

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First Pitch: Thoughts on Glasnow, Morales, Drew, and Tabata
Apr17

First Pitch: Thoughts on Glasnow, Morales, Drew, and Tabata

Here are today’s stories, along with some notes on each feature. **Do Kendrys Morales and Stephen Drew Make Sense for the Pirates? I looked at both players today, along with the situation where no MLB teams like them enough to offer a contract. In both cases, I think the names are more valuable than the actual players. They’d be good for the Pirates if things went wrong at certain positions, but I don’t think these...

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Tyler Glasnow Brings Heat in Extended Spring Training Start
Apr16

Tyler Glasnow Brings Heat in Extended Spring Training Start

Jim Callis sent out a tweet on Wednesday night that will get Pittsburgh Pirates fans excited about the future. We all know how good Tyler Glasnow is after following him during his dominating season last year with West Virginia. That earned the 20-year-old righty the #3 ranking in the Pirates system. He touched 99 MPH last season and would work in the mid-90′s, consistently hitting 96-97 MPH. This season, Glasnow hurt his back...

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Prospect Watch: Adrian Sampson and John Kuchno Pitch Gems
Apr16

Prospect Watch: Adrian Sampson and John Kuchno Pitch Gems

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 (Tony Sanchez #11, 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...

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Jose Tabata Leaves Wednesday’s Game With Concussion-Like Symptoms
Apr16

Jose Tabata Leaves Wednesday’s Game With Concussion-Like Symptoms

During Wednesday’s afternoon game against the Cincinnati Reds, Jose Tabata collided with the left field wall after he made a catch in the fifth inning. After being attended to in the outfield by the trainer, Tabata was removed from the game with mild concussion-like symptoms according to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Starling Marte, who was given the day off to start the game, replaced him in the field.

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