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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Prospect Highlights: One Last Polanco Hit, Home Run From Tony Sanchez
Jun11

Prospect Highlights: One Last Polanco Hit, Home Run From Tony Sanchez

Gregory Polanco made his Major League debut on Tuesday night and went 1-for-5 with a run scored. We have seen his highlights all season from Indianapolis and even made a top ten list yesterday showing each of his five tools. While he technically still has 125 at-bats in the Majors before he loses his prospect status, it is highly unlikely he will return to the minors. With that in mind, here is one last Prospect Highlight from this...

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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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Polanco Debuts to Warm Reception, Lukewarm Start
Jun11

Polanco Debuts to Warm Reception, Lukewarm Start

Pirates fans’ spirits would have been lifted if Gregory Polanco threw out a Cubs baserunner at home plate, swiped a base or two, or… I don’t know… hit a baseball into orbit. None of those happened, and that last one has probably never happened. Instead, Polanco ended his Major League debut 1-for-5, striking out once and scoring on Andrew McCutchen’s 3rd-inning home run. It was a regular-sized box score...

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Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Homers, Lots of Poor Pitching in the System
Jun10

Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Homers, Lots of Poor Pitching in the System

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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The Five Tools of Gregory Polanco
Jun10

The Five Tools of Gregory Polanco

Gregory Polanco will make his much-anticipated Major League debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight. He is one of the most exciting prospects in baseball because he offers all five tools, leading to a .347/.405/.540 slash line in AAA this year and numerous defensive highlights to his credit. Here is video proof that Gregory Polanco can do it all, field, run, throw, hit for average and hit for power. This is a top ten list of his best...

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