First Pitch: Thoughts on Wandy, Cumpton, Josh Wall, Tyler Glasnow, 2014 Draft
May23

First Pitch: Thoughts on Wandy, Cumpton, Josh Wall, Tyler Glasnow, 2014 Draft

The big news today was that the Pittsburgh Pirates┬ádesignated Wandy Rodriguez for assignment. That was a move I called for last night, along with several times over the last few weeks as Rodriguez was coming back from his injury. Rodriguez just didn’t look like he had it this year. The results were poor, the velocity was down, and there was nothing suggesting he would bounce back to anything that would make him worth holding on...

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Prospect Watch: Glasnow Struggles Through High Pitch Count, Two Homers From Willy Garcia
May22

Prospect Watch: Glasnow Struggles Through High Pitch Count, Two Homers From Willy Garcia

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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Wandy Rodriguez Designated For Assignment, Russell Martin Activated From DL
May22

Wandy Rodriguez Designated For Assignment, Russell Martin Activated From DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated catcher Russell Martin from the disabled list and to make room on the active roster, they designated pitcher Wandy Rodriguez for assignment. Wandy Rodriguez has struggled all season long, including a tough outing last night. In six starts, he has a 6.75 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP. Despite spending time on the disabled list and making three minor league starts, Rodriguez has allowed ten homers this year...

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Pirates Claim Josh Wall, Designate Phil Irwin For Assignment
May22

Pirates Claim Josh Wall, Designate Phil Irwin For Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have picked up Los Angeles Angels pitcher Josh Wall off waivers and assigned him to AAA Indianapolis. To make room on the 40-man roster, pitcher Phil Irwin has been designated for assignment. Wall has pitched parts of three seasons in the majors, including two games for the Angels this year. In one inning over two appearances, Wall got hit hard, allowing six runs on five hits and three walks. He also had a...

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Baseball America Releases Top 200 Draft Prospects List
May22

Baseball America Releases Top 200 Draft Prospects List

Baseball America has updated their top 100 draft prospects list and expanded it to 200 spots. Before the draft begins two weeks from tonight, they will lengthen the list to the top 500 draft prospects. In their top 100 list, they had prep pitcher Spencer Adams in the 24th spot, which is where the Pittsburgh Pirates make their first selection. Adams remained there, as it looks like they only expanded list, while not making any changes...

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2014 Pirates Draft Prospects: Derek Fisher, Tyler Beede, Monte Harrison, Sean Reid-Foley
May22

2014 Pirates Draft Prospects: Derek Fisher, Tyler Beede, Monte Harrison, Sean Reid-Foley

This is part four in our weekly draft preview leading up to the draft. We profile four players each week, focusing on a college pitcher, college hitter and prep pitcher, prep hitter, who have all been mentioned in the Pittsburgh Pirates range in the first round. The 2014 amateur draft starts on June 5th and the Pirates have the 24th overall selection. You can view the previous previews below. Week One: Braxton Davidson, Spencer Adams,...

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