Pirates Place Four in Baseball Prospectus Mid-Season Top 50
Jul07

Pirates Place Four in Baseball Prospectus Mid-Season Top 50

Today seems to be the day for mid-season top 50 prospect lists. Earlier today, Baseball America released their top 50, with five Pirates making the list. Baseball Prospectus also released their mid-season top 50, and had four Pirates on the list. Jameson Taillon is the highest rated prospect on the list, coming in at number 26.  Taillon was second in the BA rankings, but ranked 24th overall. It seems that, despite his Tommy John...

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Five Pirates in Baseball America’s Top 50 Midseason Prospect List
Jul07

Five Pirates in Baseball America’s Top 50 Midseason Prospect List

Baseball America released their midseason top 50 prospect list and even with the promotion of Gregory Polanco, the Pittsburgh Pirates placed five players on the list. The Pirates on the list, along with their ranking are: 21. Tyler Glasnow 24. Jameson Taillon 35. Josh Bell 37. Nick Kingham 43. Austin Meadows The pre-season top 100 from Baseball America had Taillon ranked #22, tops among this group of the players. Glasnow jumped all...

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First Pitch: The Pirates Are Probably Done Signing 2014 Draft Picks
Jul07

First Pitch: The Pirates Are Probably Done Signing 2014 Draft Picks

There’s one thing the new Collective Bargaining Agreement got right about the MLB draft, and that was speeding up the process to sign draft picks. Under the old system, MLB would delay over-slot deals. Teams would have agreements in place with players on July 6th, but MLB wouldn’t approve the deals until the end of July, or the beginning of August. That cost the Pirates a few picks, including Dace Kime in the 2010 draft....

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Prospect Watch: JaCoby Jones Continues His Hot Streak With Two More Homers
Jul06

Prospect Watch: JaCoby Jones Continues His Hot Streak With Two More Homers

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. 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 will move up a spot....

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Pirates Sign Gage Hinsz For $580,000
Jul06

Pirates Sign Gage Hinsz For $580,000

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Gage Hinsz to an over-slot deal, according to Jim Callis. 11th-rder Gage Hinsz agrees to terms w/@Pirates for $580k ($480k counts vs pool). Projectable Montana HS RHP, up to 93 already. @MLBDraft — Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) July 6, 2014 Hinsz was an 11th round pick out of high school, and was able to command a high bonus. Any pick after the 10th round can receive up to...

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Andrew McCutchen, Josh Harrison, and Tony Watson Named NL All-Stars
Jul06

Andrew McCutchen, Josh Harrison, and Tony Watson Named NL All-Stars

The Pittsburgh Pirates will have three representatives in the NL All-Star game this year, as Andrew McCutchen, Josh Harrison, and Tony Watson have all been named to the team. McCutchen was named to the team for the fourth year in a row. He led all NL outfielders with 4,519,440 votes. He’s also the first Pirates player to start an All-Star game since Jason Bay in 2006. McCutchen currently has a .322/.423/.542 line in 383 plate...

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