Prospect Watch: Nick Kingham and Tyler Glasnow Struggle, Andrew Lambo Homers
Jul05

Prospect Watch: Nick Kingham and Tyler Glasnow Struggle, Andrew Lambo Homers

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. 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 will move up a spot....

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Two Million Dollar Arms Make Their Debut For the GCL Pirates
Jul05

Two Million Dollar Arms Make Their Debut For the GCL Pirates

Two Pittsburgh Pirates draft picks made their debut today in the Gulf Coast League on Saturday morning. Mitch Keller started the game, while Trey Supak followed him. Both pitchers signed for $1,000,000 bonuses after being selected 64th(Keller) and 73rd overall. Keller threw two shutout innings, while Supak threw 1.2 shutout innings. Neither of the 18-year-old right-handers walked a batter and they both had two strikeouts. We have four...

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Pirates Claim Infielder Dean Anna From the Yankees
Jul05

Pirates Claim Infielder Dean Anna From the Yankees

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed infielder Dean Anna from the New York Yankees and have optioned him to Triple-A. Anna was a 26th round draft pick by the San Diego Padres in 2008. He was traded to the Yankees over the off-season for right-handed pitcher Ben Paullus, at which point they added him to the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. He made the Yankees’ Opening Day roster, but was optioned to Triple-A...

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What Would the Jeff Samardzija Trade Look Like For the Pirates?
Jul05

What Would the Jeff Samardzija Trade Look Like For the Pirates?

Yesterday the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics made a trade that sent pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland. The Cubs ended up getting shortstop Addison Russell, outfielder Billy McKinney, and pitcher Dan Straily. There have been a lot of people wanting the Pirates to trade for a pitcher like Samardzija. Here is a look at what the recent trade would have looked like if we substitute Pirates prospects for the guys...

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Matt Hague sees a spike in power
Jul05

Matt Hague sees a spike in power

In his fourth complete season at Triple-A, Matt Hague has officially moved to the veteran role. However, this season, Hague has seen some different success. He has been much improved in the power numbers. Hague’s 12 home runs are tied with his best season at Triple-A. His minor league career high overall was the 15 that he hit in 2010 with Altoona in 581 at bats. So far in 2014, Hague has compiled only 272 at bats. He has also added...

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Prospect Watch: JaCoby Jones Hits His 10th Homer of the Year
Jul05

Prospect Watch: JaCoby Jones Hits His 10th Homer of the Year

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. 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 will move up a spot....

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