Josh Harrison Named NL Player of the Month for August
Sep03

Josh Harrison Named NL Player of the Month for August

Josh Harrison has been named the National League Player of the Month for the month of August. Harrison hit for a .347/.374/.602 line during the month, giving him the fifth best average in the league, and the best slugging percentage. Harrison also ranked second in OPS at .976, falling only behind Giancarlo Stanton’s .998 OPS. Harrison is having a great season, and he has been on fire for the second half. His second half line is...

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Morning Report: A New Focus For the 2014 Draft Picks
Sep03

Morning Report: A New Focus For the 2014 Draft Picks

Yesterday we focused on the excellent control shown by all 14 college pitchers that the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted. On the offensive side, it looks like they focused on some hitters that could take walks. Jamestown had four batters in the top 21 in the league in walks, while the only college hitter from the 2014 draft on Bristol(Jerrick Suiter) finished second in the league in walks. Jamestown had catcher Taylor Gushue and outfielder...

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First Pitch: Beyond the Numbers – A Key Focus For Tyler Glasnow’s Development
Sep03

First Pitch: Beyond the Numbers – A Key Focus For Tyler Glasnow’s Development

Tyler Glasnow has put up some amazing numbers this season. He had a 1.74 ERA in 124.1 innings for the Bradenton Marauders, with a 157:57 K/BB ratio. Since the start of June, he’s put up a 1.47 ERA in 91.2 innings, with a 120:35 K/BB ratio. From a statistical standpoint, there was no reason to keep him in Bradenton during the month of August. Yet the opportunity to make a playoff start in Bradenton, as opposed to playing...

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Marauders Drop Game One as Tyler Glasnow Struggles With His Control
Sep02

Marauders Drop Game One as Tyler Glasnow Struggles With His Control

The Pittsburgh Pirates wanted to keep Tyler Glasnow in Bradenton this year, in part to get additional playoff experience. Tonight, Glasnow started the first game of a best of three series against the Fort Myers Miracle, and the experience didn’t go well. The right-hander gave up six runs on two hits and six walks in three innings, leaving with the bases loaded and no outs in the fourth inning. The Marauders ended up losing 8-7,...

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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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