Pirates Agree With Cole Tucker For $1.8 M
Jun09

Pirates Agree With Cole Tucker For $1.8 M

According to Chris Cotillo, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with first round pick Cole Tucker for $1.8 M. Sources: #Pirates in agreement with first-rounder (24th overall) Cole Tucker on $1.8M bonus. Below slot of $1.9255M. Will be official Weds. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) June 9, 2014 The slot price for the 24th overall pick was $1,925,500. So the Pirates saved $125,500. That’s not a big amount, and if...

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Pirates Agree to Deal With Two Draft Picks
Jun09

Pirates Agree to Deal With Two Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with at least two of their draft picks so far, Pirates Prospects has learned. Sixth round pick Tyler Eppler and 18th round pick Erik Lunde have agreed to terms and will be signing soon. Eppler is a right-handed pitcher from Sam Houston State, and was drafted as a college junior. Lunde is a college senior, and played second base as Lander University. Both players are expected to go to...

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Prospect Highlights: Two Key Hits From Alen Hanson, Triple By Mel Rojas Jr.
Jun09

Prospect Highlights: Two Key Hits From Alen Hanson, Triple By Mel Rojas Jr.

In Trenton over the weekend, Alen Hanson had two hits that drove in two runs apiece. While he probably isn’t expected to drive in many runs at the top of the order, Hanson actually leads all Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players with 30 RBIs since May 1st. During that time span, he has 17 extra-base hits. The first big hit was from Friday night’s 11-2 win. Hanson had three RBIs in the game, two of them coming on this...

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First Pitch: Where the Pirates Could See Improvements in the 2014 Draft
Jun09

First Pitch: Where the Pirates Could See Improvements in the 2014 Draft

Last night I wrote why I thought the Pittsburgh Pirates had a bad draft. A draft is something that can be constantly evaluated over multiple periods in time. The first evaluation obviously comes right after the draft, and is meant to give the first impression. However, that’s hardly set in stone. Things can change, players can see unexpected improvements or declines, or a player can just flat out prove his scouting reports wrong...

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Prospect Watch: Vance Worley Does it All, Homers From Allie and Ramirez
Jun09

Prospect Watch: Vance Worley Does it All, Homers From Allie and Ramirez

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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Updates on Gerrit Cole’s DL Placement
Jun08

Updates on Gerrit Cole’s DL Placement

Today the Pittsburgh Pirates placed Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder fatigue. Cole came to the Pirates after his last start, while playing catch the next day, saying that the shoulder didn’t feel right and felt a little tired. They originally had plans to skip him, then decided to take more precautions, according to Neal Huntington. “We give Gerrit a ton of credit for just making us aware that it...

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