DSL Pirates Report: All-Star Second Baseman Raul Siri
Jul20

DSL Pirates Report: All-Star Second Baseman Raul Siri

It was a slightly abbreviated week for the DSL Pirates as the league takes the weekend off for the All-Star game. The Pirates have two representatives in the game, starting pitcher Yeudy Garcia and second baseman Raul Siri. We did a feature on Yeudy Garcia two weeks ago, he’s a hard-throwing righty that really keeps the ball on the ground, while picking up his share of strikeouts. More on him below in the weekly recap, but for...

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First Pitch: The Type of Prospects That the Pirates Could Afford to Trade
Jul20

First Pitch: The Type of Prospects That the Pirates Could Afford to Trade

As I looked around at the reactions toward the Angels’ trade for Huston Street, I noticed a lot of people commenting about how the deal was a good one for Los Angeles. This is a team that didn’t have a farm system, and traded the few prospects they had remaining for a relief pitcher who is making $10 M over the next year and a half. And I’d have to agree that this deal was a good one for the Angels. The Angels...

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Prospect Watch: Andrew Lambo Homers Twice in Indianapolis Rout
Jul19

Prospect Watch: Andrew Lambo Homers Twice in Indianapolis Rout

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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Three Cases That Show It’s Not Always About Stats in the Minors
Jul19

Three Cases That Show It’s Not Always About Stats in the Minors

We focus a lot on the statistical side of things on this site. Whether that’s trying to put a number on a player’s trade value, looking past the ERA and projecting what a player could do based on his FIP numbers, or just focusing on how good or bad a player’s numbers are, the statistical approach is heavy. There’s a reason for that. The stats are extremely important. They tell you exactly how a player is doing...

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Pirates Among Teams That Scouted Ian Kennedy Last Night
Jul19

Pirates Among Teams That Scouted Ian Kennedy Last Night

The Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the teams who scouted San Diego right-hander Ian Kennedy last night, according to Ken Rosenthal. #Pirates, #Royals among teams that scouted #Padres’ Kennedy last night. Pirates looking for SP and RP. Royals keeping all options open. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 19, 2014 I really liked Ian Kennedy as a trade option last year. He was having a down year in Arizona, and ended up getting...

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Prospect Highlights: Clips From Adrian Sampson’s Near No-Hitter
Jul19

Prospect Highlights: Clips From Adrian Sampson’s Near No-Hitter

Adrian Sampson came within two outs of throwing a complete game no-hitter on Friday night for Altoona. It’s not often a pitcher goes nine innings to begin with, and most minor league no-hitters involve multiple pitchers or a shortened game. All the details of the game can be found here, along with the history of recent Pirates no-hitters in the minors. Below are three clips from the ninth inning of Sampson’s gem. The first...

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