Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gregory Polanco
Jun11

Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gregory Polanco

We usually release our mid-season prospect rankings right after the MLB draft. This not only shows the updated rankings with half of the minor league season in the books, but it also shows where the new draft picks fit in. For the second year in a row, the Pittsburgh Pirates have graduated their top prospect the week following the draft. This adds the ability to see what the system looks like with a new top prospect. Before we begin...

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Prospect Watch: Multi-Hit Day For JaCoby Jones and Harold Ramirez
Jun11

Prospect Watch: Multi-Hit Day For JaCoby Jones and Harold Ramirez

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 (Casey Sadler #16). 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...

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Pirates Agree to Sign Second Round Pick Mitch Keller
Jun11

Pirates Agree to Sign Second Round Pick Mitch Keller

According to an article in the Des Moines Register, right-handed pitcher Mitch Keller has agreed to sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates and will be flying into Pittsburgh on Thursday. No details were released on the signing amount, although Keller said that he got the amount he was looking for. The Pirates took the 6’3″ Keller with the 64th pick overall. He went to Xavier HS in Iowa and had a commitment to North Carolina. His...

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Pirates Place Francisco Liriano on the DL, Activate Stolmy Pimentel
Jun11

Pirates Place Francisco Liriano on the DL, Activate Stolmy Pimentel

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Francisco Liriano on the disabled list and have activated Stolmy Pimentel off the DL. Liriano suffered an oblique injury last night, and the time he will spend on the DL is unknown at this point. Pimentel got two rehab appearances, with his last one being three shutout innings in Altoona, giving up three hits, one walk, and striking out five. It will be interesting to see what the Pirates do to...

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Pirates Sign Three More Draft Picks
Jun11

Pirates Sign Three More Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of five draft picks today. Two of them we already knew about — sixth round pick Tyler Eppler and 12th round pick Tyler Filliben. The three we didn’t know about were fifth rounder Michael Suchy, 10th rounder Alex McRae, and 15th rounder Eric Dorsch. For more info on the newest signings, check out their player pages. Michael Suchy Alex McRae Eric...

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Prospect Highlights: One Last Polanco Hit, Home Run From Tony Sanchez
Jun11

Prospect Highlights: One Last Polanco Hit, Home Run From Tony Sanchez

Gregory Polanco made his Major League debut on Tuesday night and went 1-for-5 with a run scored. We have seen his highlights all season from Indianapolis and even made a top ten list yesterday showing each of his five tools. While he technically still has 125 at-bats in the Majors before he loses his prospect status, it is highly unlikely he will return to the minors. With that in mind, here is one last Prospect Highlight from this...

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