Baseball Prospectus Releases Top Ten Pirates Prospect List
Nov19

Baseball Prospectus Releases Top Ten Pirates Prospect List

Baseball Prospectus has released their top ten list for prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates system. You need a subscription to read the entire article, but the list is free. No surprise that Tyler Glasnow leads the list after the season he put up this year. He is followed by Jameson Taillon, who most had ranked ahead of Glasnow coming into the season(BP had Taillon ahead of Gregory Polanco last year), but the combination of a missed...

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Winter Leagues: Tony Sanchez Makes Debut, News on Melancon, Polanco and Harold Ramirez
Nov19

Winter Leagues: Tony Sanchez Makes Debut, News on Melancon, Polanco and Harold Ramirez

Gregory Polanco is playing in the Dominican, but has not been given permission by the Pirates to play in the Dominican Winter League yet. He is playing in the Parallel League, which is basically the minor league version of the Dominican League. Polanco went 1-for-4 with a double the other day against players from the Dominican academy of the Orioles. Mark Melancon threw a scoreless ninth to pick up the save in the fifth game of the...

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First Pitch: Finding the Second Left-Hander For the Pirates Bullpen
Nov19

First Pitch: Finding the Second Left-Hander For the Pirates Bullpen

I was thinking about the need for the Pittsburgh Pirates to add a second left-hander to their bullpen this afternoon on two different occasions. The first was when Zach Duke signed a three-year deal for $15 M with the Chicago White Sox. The Pirates later announced a bunch of minor league signings, with one of them being left-hander Jeremy Bleich. These are two ends of the spectrum. On one side, there’s Duke, who is coming off a...

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Pirates Aren’t Currently in on Justin Masterson
Nov18

Pirates Aren’t Currently in on Justin Masterson

I thought this was noteworthy since Justin Masterson is my favorite out of the bounce back pitchers who are available this off-season. Bill Brink says that the Pittsburgh Pirates aren’t currently one of the teams who have checked in on the right-hander. #Pirates are not currently among the dozen or so teams that have checked in on Justin Masterson, according to his agent. — Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) November 18, 2014 This...

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Tyler Glasnow Named Fifth Best Prospect In AFL
Nov18

Tyler Glasnow Named Fifth Best Prospect In AFL

Baseball America released their list of the top ten prospects that took part in the Arizona Fall League this year. Tyler Glasnow was the only Pittsburgh Pirates representative on the list, coming in fifth. Glasnow is the highest ranked pitcher on the list. BA also listed 12 players that fell just short of the list with no mention of Josh Bell, who may have fallen slightly out of favor due to a poor performance in the league. Glasnow...

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Pirates Announce Ten Minor League Free Agent Signings
Nov18

Pirates Announce Ten Minor League Free Agent Signings

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced ten minor league free agent signings. The following six players will receive an invitation to Spring Training. RHP Collin Balester LHP Jeremy Bleich RHP Deolis Guerra RHP Brad Lincoln INF Gustavo Nunez RHP Blake Wood We heard about Lincoln today, and Balester has been known for a while. He spent the 2014 season rehabbing in the Pirates’ farm system. He’s had some time in the majors, putting...

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