Pirates Announce Nine Draft Signings, Including Four New Names
Jun14

Pirates Announce Nine Draft Signings, Including Four New Names

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced nine draft pick signings today. The list of the signings are as follows: Round 2. Mitch Keller, RHP Comp B. Trey Supak, RHP 7. Nelson Jorge, SS 13. Frank Duncan, RHP 14. Chase Simpson, 3B 17. Michael Clemens, RHP 21. Eric Thomas, CF 22. Eric Karch, RHP 36. Palmer Betts, RHP We knew about five of these names, including the top two picks, who received $1 M each. The guys we didn’t know about...

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Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Triple, Strikeout By Nick Kingham in AAA Debut
Jun14

Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Triple, Strikeout By Nick Kingham in AAA Debut

Alen Hanson hit his league-leading seventh triple on Friday night, driving in his 35th run of the season. He’s showing some power this year, with ten doubles and six homers, to go along with all those triples. Hanson has also been clutch with runners in scoring position, hitting .365 in 52 at-bats. He has hits in all nine June games Altoona has played, leading to a .342/.375/.500 slash line this month. Nick Kingham made his AAA...

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First Pitch: A Quick Review of Where the Pirates Stand With Draft Signings
Jun14

First Pitch: A Quick Review of Where the Pirates Stand With Draft Signings

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had a busy week signing draft picks. So far, they have agreed to deals with 21 players, officially announcing the signing of most of those players. The agreements include three of their first four picks, with all three prep players receiving seven figures. There are still players left to be signed, and still about a month to make that happen. At the rate the Pirates are currently signing players, they might...

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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. ┬áNote 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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