Prospect Watch: Harold Ramirez and Josh Bell Extend Their Hitting Streaks
Jun26

Prospect Watch: Harold Ramirez and Josh Bell Extend Their Hitting Streaks

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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Tyler Glasnow is Somehow Repeating His 2013 Success at a Higher Level
Jun25

Tyler Glasnow is Somehow Repeating His 2013 Success at a Higher Level

Over the weekend, I had an article on Baseball America about the developments Tyler Glasnow was working on this season, and pointing out how dominant he has been in his time in Bradenton. Glasnow started yesterday for the Marauders, and pitched another gem. He threw seven innings for the first time in his career, giving up one run on one hit, with two walks and six strikeouts. I didn’t go to the game expecting to write about...

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Pirates Still Discussing Extension With Gregory Polanco
Jun25

Pirates Still Discussing Extension With Gregory Polanco

Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com (via MLBTR) reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are still discussing a long-term extension with outfielder Gregory Polanco. About a month ago, it was reported that the Pirates offered Polanco a $25 M guaranteed deal, which would have bought out control of three of his free agent years. The deal reportedly had a total value of between $50-60 M. Rojas quotes Polanco (in Spanish), who says that the two...

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The Mystery Surrounding Alen Hanson’s Time Off
Jun25

The Mystery Surrounding Alen Hanson’s Time Off

Alen Hanson has been out for the past five games due to an unknown reason. John Dreker reported that it wasn’t injury related. Today, Cory Giger reported that Hanson was out due to undisclosed disciplinary reasons. SS Alen Hanson must be buried deep in doghouse since he's missing 5th straight game for #AltoonaCurve cause of undisclosed discipline issue. — Cory Giger (@CoryGiger) June 25, 2014 This is not the first time...

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Gerrit Cole Will Return From the DL and Start For Pirates on Saturday
Jun25

Gerrit Cole Will Return From the DL and Start For Pirates on Saturday

Gerrit Cole, who has been on the disabled list with right shoulder fatigue, will return on Saturday, and will be making the start for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the New York Mets. Pirates’ manager Clint Hurdle said that the team was still figuring out what that would do to the rotation. “We’re in discussions right now about what that will do to the rotation,” Hurdle said. Hurdle didn’t comment on...

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Starling Marte Clears Concussive Tests
Jun25

Starling Marte Clears Concussive Tests

Clint Hurdle met with the media today, and said that Pittsburgh Pirates left-fielder Starling Marte had cleared the concussive tests this morning. Marte was injured last night after taking a knee to the head sliding into second base. “We’re going to give him a day to slow down,” Hurdle said. Marte is out of the lineup today, and Hurdle said that he won’t play at all, even as a replacement. His eventual return...

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