Prospect Links: Polanco the Next Big Thing, McGuire Scouting Report
Apr25

Prospect Links: Polanco the Next Big Thing, McGuire Scouting Report

Here are a few interesting prospect links for your Friday afternoon. **Albert Chen of Sports Illustrated writes that Gregory Polanco is the next big thing. He mostly talks with people in the organization, who compare Polanco favorably to people like Barry Bonds and Andrew McCutchen. I’ve said many times that I believe Polanco can be better than McCutchen, so I would be one who agrees with this assertion that Polanco is the next...

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Prospect Highlights: Home Runs From Tony Sanchez and Stetson Allie
Apr25

Prospect Highlights: Home Runs From Tony Sanchez and Stetson Allie

Indianapolis won 7-5 on Thursday night in a game that included half the runs scored in the ninth inning. Half of those six runs came off the bat of Tony Sanchez, who hit his first home run since being sent to AAA. The Altoona Curve swept the Harrisburg Senators Thursday night with their 6-1 win. Stetson Allie homered for the third game in a row, his sixth homer of the season. Tyler Sample pitched six shutout innings, striking out...

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First Pitch: Brandon Cumpton Should Stay in the Pirates Rotation
Apr25

First Pitch: Brandon Cumpton Should Stay in the Pirates Rotation

Brandon Cumpton replaced the injured Wandy Rodriguez in the rotation today, and had another great outing in the majors. Cumpton gave up two runs on four hits in seven innings, with a walk and five strikeouts. That’s just a continuation of what Cumpton has done so far in the majors. In his 37.2 innings in the majors, he has a 2.15 ERA, along with a 27:6 K/BB ratio. Rodriguez will be starting a rehab assignment soon, and...

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Minor League Schedule: Tyler Glasnow Makes Season Debut
Apr24

Minor League Schedule: Tyler Glasnow Makes Season Debut

Today’s Starters: Jake Brigham, Joely Rodriguez, Tyler Glasnow, Justin Topa

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Prospect Watch: Homers From Gregory Polanco, Tony Sanchez and Stetson Allie
Apr24

Prospect Watch: Homers From Gregory Polanco, Tony Sanchez and Stetson Allie

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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Neal Huntington on the Upcoming Amateur Draft
Apr24

Neal Huntington on the Upcoming Amateur Draft

Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington spoke with the media recently about the Pittsburgh Pirates approach with this upcoming draft. The Pirates are in an unfamiliar position, making their first pick with the 24th overall selection. The team’s focus remains the same, but the amount of work going into that first pick definitely increases. There is more uncertainty the further you get from the top and it makes it tougher to get a...

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