Prospect Report: Mel Rojas adjusts to the Triple-A level
Jun04

Prospect Report: Mel Rojas adjusts to the Triple-A level

When Chris Dickerson went on the disabled list last week with a heel injury, Mel Rojas, Jr. benefited by earning a promotion to Triple-A and his listed hometown of Indianapolis. “This is a good level to be on,” Rojas said. “There are a lot of guys with experience here and I am sure that I am going to learn a lot from them.” In his first Triple-A at bat, Rojas picked up an infield single. In his second game, on Sunday, he added a pair...

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Prospect Highlights: Heads Up Play By Gregory Polanco
Jun04

Prospect Highlights: Heads Up Play By Gregory Polanco

The last two days were basically Gregory Polanco showing off tools, with a nice shoestring catch and a stolen base on Monday, then a terrific catch and an RBI hit yesterday. We need to see something else though, so how about a heads up play in the outfield, followed by a strong throw to second base for an out? I’m assuming he will complete the five tool show tonight with a home run so we can feature it tomorrow. While Gregory...

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First Pitch: The Pirates Are Waking Up at the Right Time
Jun04

First Pitch: The Pirates Are Waking Up at the Right Time

About a week ago, I was thinking up an article that would focus on every single thing that was going wrong for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, leading to their struggles. They were coming off a few wins, so it didn’t seem like the right time to post the article. One week later, they’re wrapping up a successful road trip, and a better article would be something discussing how the team is climbing back into the playoff...

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Prospect Watch: Garcia Homers; Kuhl Continues Strong Pitching From Bradenton
Jun03

Prospect Watch: Garcia Homers; Kuhl Continues Strong Pitching From Bradenton

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 (Stolmy Pimentel #13). 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 #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Third Mock Draft From Keith Law Has College Outfielder Falling to Pirates
Jun03

Third Mock Draft From Keith Law Has College Outfielder Falling to Pirates

Keith Law posted his third mock draft today(subscription required) and he has a surprising name falling to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 24th spot. Law thinks that they could take Bradley Zimmer, the outfielder from San Francisco. This could be considered a huge drop for Zimmer, who was mentioned for awhile this season as the best college bat in the draft, ranked in the top ten for draft prospects numerous times. Law mentions what we...

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Josh Bell and Orlando Castro Named to FSL All-Star Team
Jun03

Josh Bell and Orlando Castro Named to FSL All-Star Team

The Florida State League announced their All-Star selections today. Right fielder Josh Bell and left-handed pitcher Orlando Castro will represent the Bradenton Marauders in the game. Earlier in the day, the South Atlantic League chose catcher Reese McGuire and second baseman Erich Weiss for their All-Star game. Bell has a .308/.354/.466 slash line through 58 games. He leads the Marauders in hits, doubles, triples, homers, RBIs, total...

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