Prospect Watch: Adrian Sampson Leads a Great Night of Pitching; JaCoby Jones Grand Slam
May30

Prospect Watch: Adrian Sampson Leads a Great Night of Pitching; JaCoby Jones Grand Slam

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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Austin Meadows Has Started Doing On-Field Work This Week
May30

Austin Meadows Has Started Doing On-Field Work This Week

During the first week of Spring Training, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Austin Meadows pulled his hamstring rounding first base. The initial expectation was that he would be out through the month of April, making the jump to West Virginia in early May. Meadows suffered a setback as he was starting to make his way back on the field. While running the arches of the bases, he injured his hamstring at a spot that was lower than the...

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Gregory Polanco Now Considered a Top Three Prospect in the Game
May30

Gregory Polanco Now Considered a Top Three Prospect in the Game

**Keith Law updated his top 25 prospects, removing a few guys who have already graduated, and adjusting some of the rankings for what has happened this year. The only Pirates prospect on the list was Gregory Polanco, who was ranked third overall, behind Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa. Polanco moves up ten spots from Law’s original rankings, likely due to his huge season. Law didn’t give much analysis on Polanco, other than...

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First Pitch: The Pirates Finally Have a Productive First Base Platoon
May30

First Pitch: The Pirates Finally Have a Productive First Base Platoon

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been trying to put together a successful platoon for several years now. Each time, it has failed to work. It started in 2011 with Garrett Jones. After showing that he couldn’t hit left-handers while playing full-time in 2010, the Pirates brought in Matt Diaz as a platoon partner. Diaz had strong career numbers against lefties, but was on the decline, and didn’t do his part in the platoon with...

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Prospect Watch: Reese McGuire Extends Hit Streak, Strong Outings From Kuhl and Neverauskas
May29

Prospect Watch: Reese McGuire Extends Hit Streak, Strong Outings From Kuhl and Neverauskas

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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Andrew Lambo makes a visit to a specialist for injury
May29

Andrew Lambo makes a visit to a specialist for injury

Despite a report that Andrew Lambo had started taking ground balls last week, he has still yet to rejoin the lineup. In fact, Indianapolis hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo said that Lambo is having “some specialists” look at his right thumb currently, in hopes of getting Lambo back on the field soon. However, Pagliarulo has not heard anything as far as setbacks. He also does not know how the injury occurred. “I...

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