Baseball America Unveils 2015 Top Ten Pirates Prospects List
Jan12

Baseball America Unveils 2015 Top Ten Pirates Prospects List

Baseball America released their top ten prospects list for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday and not surprisingly, Tyler Glasnow has been ranked the top prospect in the system. Earlier this off-season, they named him the top prospect in the Florida State League and also he also made their minor league All-Star team. The complete list can be found below, along with links to the Pirates players that made the top 20 prospects list for...

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Jung-Ho Kang Leaving For Pittsburgh This Week to Potentially Finalize a Deal
Jan12

Jung-Ho Kang Leaving For Pittsburgh This Week to Potentially Finalize a Deal

A report out of Korea last night, from Jung-Ho Kang’s club, says that the infielder will be heading to Pittsburgh on Wednesday in order to take a physical on Thursday. (h/t Bucs Dugout) Typically a physical is needed as the final step when a deal has been agreed upon. At the end of last week it was rumored that the Pirates were close to signing Kang, with Jon Morosi saying that an agreement could come by the middle of this week....

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Pirates Invite Eight Players to Spring Training, Including Tyler Glasnow and Stetson Allie
Jan09

Pirates Invite Eight Players to Spring Training, Including Tyler Glasnow and Stetson Allie

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that eight players have been invited to Spring Training, with some big name prospects among the group. Two of the players invited were pitchers Charlie Leesman and Wilfredo Boscan, both of whom just signed minor league deals. The other six players invited today are pitchers Tyler Glasnow and Adrian Sampson, first baseman Stetson Allie, infielder Gift Ngoepe and outfielders Mel Rojas Jr. and Keon...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #16 – Gage Hinsz
Jan09

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #16 – Gage Hinsz

The Pirates Prospects 2015 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2015 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site. To recap...

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Winter Leagues: Tito Polo Leads Team to Playoffs, Leads League in Triples
Jan09

Winter Leagues: Tito Polo Leads Team to Playoffs, Leads League in Triples

In the Dominican from Thursday night, Alen Hanson went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. His average is down to .226 through eight games played. His team is 4-6 in the playoffs with eight games left in the round robin tournament. The Gigantes are 8-2, while the other three teams all have 4-6 records. Only the top two teams advance to the finals. Gustavo Nunez went 0-for-2 with a walk and sacrifice bunt. He is the only Pirates player to start...

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First Pitch: Mid-Season Promotions to Altoona For Pitchers Could Be a Thing of the Past
Jan09

First Pitch: Mid-Season Promotions to Altoona For Pitchers Could Be a Thing of the Past

Today we continued the top 20 prospects countdown with our number 17 prospect, Clay Holmes. When Holmes returns from Tommy John surgery in 2015, he should go to Bradenton. That was where he was projected to start the year in 2014, prior to his injury in Spring Training. Heading into the off-season, it looked like the Pirates might have a shortage of rotation spots in High-A. Holmes is a guy who would have been guaranteed a spot, but...

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