Week In Review: The Injury Bug Hits the Pirates at the Major League Level
Apr27

Week In Review: The Injury Bug Hits the Pirates at the Major League Level

Injuries have played a big role in the minor leagues this year. A lot of top prospects have missed time, and that includes Jameson Taillon, the top pitching prospect, going down with Tommy John surgery. In the last week, the injuries have started to hit the Major League team as well. Wandy Rodriguez was the first to go down, although the move was convenient for the Pirates, since Rodriguez was struggling and had lost some velocity on...

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Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Has a Big Day at the Plate
Apr27

Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Has a Big Day at the Plate

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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Reese McGuire Placed on the West Virginia Disabled List
Apr27

Reese McGuire Placed on the West Virginia Disabled List

The West Virginia Power have placed catcher Reese McGuire on the disabled list with an unknown injury. Kawika Emsley-Pai has replaced McGuire on the West Virginia roster. McGuire had been playing as the designated hitter this week, playing two games in a row before missing yesterday’s game. I’ll update this post with more information when it becomes available. UPDATE: The injury for McGuire is a groin contusion. It is...

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Pirates Promote Casey Sadler, Option Jared Hughes to the Minors
Apr27

Pirates Promote Casey Sadler, Option Jared Hughes to the Minors

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler from Triple-A Indianapolis and have optioned Jared Hughes to the minors. This is the first time that Sadler has been called up to the majors. He was originally scheduled to start with Indianapolis today. Sadler is most likely in the majors to provide long-relief, as Stolmy Pimentel was used up yesterday when Francisco Liriano went down early. Sadler is a sinkerball...

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First Pitch: Tony Sanchez Getting An Early Tryout For a 2015 Starting Role
Apr27

First Pitch: Tony Sanchez Getting An Early Tryout For a 2015 Starting Role

The last time Tony Sanchez was in the Majors, he didn’t get much of a chance to prove what he is capable of as a potential starting catcher. Sanchez only had 18 at-bats over six games in the first few weeks of the season, serving as the backup to Russell Martin. The sample sizes were limited, and thus, brought big reactions to individual plays. When Sanchez strung together a few game winning hits the first week of the season, I...

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Prospect Watch: Three Hits For Andrew Lambo in Walk-Off Win
Apr26

Prospect Watch: Three Hits For Andrew Lambo in Walk-Off Win

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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