Pirates Call Up Six Players, Including Gregory Polanco, Jeff Locke, and John Holdzkom
Sep02

Pirates Call Up Six Players, Including Gregory Polanco, Jeff Locke, and John Holdzkom

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up six players from Indianapolis today. Jeff Locke, Casey Sadler, John Holdzkom, Bobby LaFromboise, and Gregory Polanco were all recalled. They also purchased the contract of Chase d’Arnaud, while designating Michael Martinez for assignment. Locke, Polanco, and Holdzkom were on optional assignment in Triple-A, and are eligible to return now that the Indianapolis season is over. Locke will be...

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Tyler Glasnow is the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month For August
Sep02

Tyler Glasnow is the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month For August

Each week we run our “Top Performers” series, looking at the best pitchers and hitters from the previous week. We also recap each month in order to award the Pitcher and Player of the month. Below are the average pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the month of August. The rankings include every pitcher who made at least four starts for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no...

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Keon Broxton is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month For August
Sep02

Keon Broxton is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month For August

Each week we run our “Top Performers” series, looking at the best pitchers and hitters from the previous week. We also recap each month in order to award the Pitcher and Player of the month. Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the month of August. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and...

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The Ongoing Maturation of Luis Heredia
Sep02

The Ongoing Maturation of Luis Heredia

The 2013 and 2014 seasons have both been up-and-down years for Luis Heredia. At the start of the 2013 season, Heredia came into spring training overweight and out-of-shape, causing him to miss a big chunk of the season while he worked on his conditioning. Thus, he was only able to pitch 65 innings at Low-A West Virginia. The results were mixed. On the positive side, Heredia finished his shortened season with a 3.05 ERA to go along...

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Morning Report: Pirates Draft Picks Are in Control
Sep02

Morning Report: Pirates Draft Picks Are in Control

The Pittsburgh Pirates went heavy with college pitchers this year and they all seemed to have something in common, they could throw strikes. Some of the pitchers they drafted displayed exceptional control, especially the starters at Jamestown. Tyler Eppler, Montana DuRapau, Alex McRae and Frank Duncan led Jamestown in innings pitched, all pitching between 61 and 68.2 innings. They combined for a 199:46 K/BB ratio. The fifth starter...

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First Pitch: Evaluating the Pirates’ Farm System in 2014
Sep02

First Pitch: Evaluating the Pirates’ Farm System in 2014

The 2014 minor league regular season wrapped up today. The only thing left in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system is in High-A, where the Bradenton Marauders will start their playoff series on Tuesday night. A minor league season is guaranteed to bring success stories, where players break out, or continue a positive development while moving up in the system. You’re also going to see players who take a step back, get injured, or...

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