Draft Prospect Watch: Scott Blewett Feeling Fine After Final High School Start
May28

Draft Prospect Watch: Scott Blewett Feeling Fine After Final High School Start

After his start on May 2nd, Baldwinsville HS pitcher Scott Blewett was shut down with shoulder soreness. According to Blewett, the move was more precautionary and he took the time off from pitching to work out, so he could build up muscle around the scapula region. Due to the fact he lives in upstate New York, his high school season is already short enough, so this setback cost him time to pitch in front of scouts. Blewett had already...

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Prospect Highlights: Double From Harold Ramirez, Homer From McGuiness
May28

Prospect Highlights: Double From Harold Ramirez, Homer From McGuiness

It’s not often we get West Virginia Power highlights and this is the first time Harold Ramirez has been featured in one. Here he hits a double down the line in the ninth inning that brought home the tying run. The Power went on to lose the game in the bottom of the ninth inning. Ramirez had two hits in the game and since returning from a hamstring injury that cost him a month of the season, he is hitting .318/.390/.409 in 16...

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First Pitch: Along With Gregory Polanco, Who Should Be Promoted Soon?
May28

First Pitch: Along With Gregory Polanco, Who Should Be Promoted Soon?

In about two weeks, Gregory Polanco could be playing in the majors. The month of June is usually when we start to see a lot of promotions throughout the minor league system, and sometimes the promotions are a chain reaction. Once Polanco moves up, that opens a spot in Indianapolis for an outfielder from Altoona. The newly vacated spot in Altoona opens a spot for someone to move up from Bradenton. And so on. Usually you will see the...

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Prospect Watch: 17 Game Hitting Streak For Reese McGuire
May28

Prospect Watch: 17 Game Hitting Streak For Reese McGuire

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote 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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Neal Huntington Speaks About the Upcoming Draft
May27

Neal Huntington Speaks About the Upcoming Draft

With just nine days until the 2014 amateur draft starts, General Manager Neal Huntington and the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to have some interesting choices to make during the three-day event. When picking near the top of the draft, you can concentrate on a smaller group of players, but making your first selection at the 24th spot means you’re going to need to see a much larger group of players for that first round pick. As we...

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With His Improved Offense, Is Neil Walker Due For an Extension?
May27

With His Improved Offense, Is Neil Walker Due For an Extension?

Over the last few years, we’ve heard reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates were open to discussing an extension with second baseman Neil Walker. The most recent instance came back in November, when Pirates’ General Manager Neal Huntington said that the team was open to discussing an extension with Walker. Apparently, no actual conversations have taken place since 2010, according to Ron Cook, who got this information directly...

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