Prospect Watch: Austin Meadows Homers Again; Allie and McGuire Also Homer
Aug06

Prospect Watch: Austin Meadows Homers Again; Allie and McGuire Also Homer

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 Pitch Inside More Than Any Organization, But is it Wrong?
Aug06

Pirates Pitch Inside More Than Any Organization, But is it Wrong?

Last night, Tim Williams wrote about the situation involving the Arizona Diamondbacks hitting Andrew McCutchen, and how Tony LaRussa shifted the blame to the Pirates pitching inside. The key quote from the article is as follows. “So what’s happened is some teams have developed this idea that they can pitch in and up,” La Russa said. “Well it’s got rewards because I don’t care if you’re a...

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Gerrit Cole gets roughed up in second rehab start
Aug05

Gerrit Cole gets roughed up in second rehab start

After a strong first rehab appearance and a pair of side bullpen sessions, Gerrit Cole and the Pirates had high expectations from his second start with Indianapolis on Tuesday. However, those were dashed fairly quickly. Cole allowed ten hits and five earned runs in 4.1 innings on Tuesday. “I think the positives were that I got to the pitch count and got the amount of outs that I needed to get,” Cole said. “Coming off what I went...

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Andrew McCutchen Has a Rib Injury
Aug05

Andrew McCutchen Has a Rib Injury

Yesterday we heard that Andrew McCutchen was injured with what was believed to be an oblique strain. Dejan Kovacevic reported today that the injury is not an oblique injury. Travis Sawchik has the details straight from McCutchen. Edit: Andrew McCutchen says he has a fractured rib … Not an oblique strain — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) August 5, 2014 It was a stretch to blame the possible oblique injury on Randall Delgado...

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Pirates Activate Starling Marte, Place Pedro Alvarez on the Bereavement List
Aug05

Pirates Activate Starling Marte, Place Pedro Alvarez on the Bereavement List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled outfielder Starling Marte and have placed Pedro Alvarez on the bereavement list, according to a team press release. Last night, Ryan Palencer wrote about how Marte wasn’t experiencing any setbacks in his rehab. He played center field yesterday for Indianapolis, and is expected to take over in center field for Pittsburgh with Andrew McCutchen expected to go on the disabled list. No word yet on...

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Top 10 Pitchers: Walks or No Walks, Tyler Glasnow Continues to Dominate
Aug05

Top 10 Pitchers: Walks or No Walks, Tyler Glasnow Continues to Dominate

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten scores are highlighted in the write-up below. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really...

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