DSL Pirates Report:  Is Yeudy Garcia a Legit Prospect?
Jul06

DSL Pirates Report: Is Yeudy Garcia a Legit Prospect?

Last weekend, we talked about the DSL Pirates breaking a nine game losing streak and how bad the pitching has been early on, especially out of the bullpen. After finishing last week with a win, the Pirates went 4-2 this week and got some great starting pitching. One of the losses this week was strictly on the bullpen, which gave up seven runs over the last two innings. Since the bullpen usually consists of fillers at the back end,...

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What Would the Jeff Samardzija Trade Look Like For the Pirates?
Jul05

What Would the Jeff Samardzija Trade Look Like For the Pirates?

Yesterday the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics made a trade that sent pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland. The Cubs ended up getting shortstop Addison Russell, outfielder Billy McKinney, and pitcher Dan Straily. There have been a lot of people wanting the Pirates to trade for a pitcher like Samardzija. Here is a look at what the recent trade would have looked like if we substitute Pirates prospects for the guys...

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Matt Hague sees a spike in power
Jul05

Matt Hague sees a spike in power

In his fourth complete season at Triple-A, Matt Hague has officially moved to the veteran role. However, this season, Hague has seen some different success. He has been much improved in the power numbers. Hague’s 12 home runs are tied with his best season at Triple-A. His minor league career high overall was the 15 that he hit in 2010 with Altoona in 581 at bats. So far in 2014, Hague has compiled only 272 at bats. He has also added...

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Barrett Barnes Progressing Nicely, Andrew Lambo Returns to Action
Jul03

Barrett Barnes Progressing Nicely, Andrew Lambo Returns to Action

Here are two videos from Barrett Barnes today from down in the Gulf Coast League, where he is on a rehab assignment, coming back from a hamstring injury that has kept him out since early April. The first video is Barnes lining a hit into right field, followed by a video of him drawing a walk. Both videos are courtesy of the GCL Pirates fan page. After playing six innings for the third time this week, including the second day in a row...

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Andrew McCutchen Named NL Player of the Month
Jul02

Andrew McCutchen Named NL Player of the Month

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has been named the National League Player of the Month for June. He led the league with 20 extra-base hits during the month, hitting eight homers and driving in 25 runs, both of which tied for the NL lead. He finished second in the NL last month in hits, doubles and slugging percentage. In 26 games, he had a .343/.410/.686 slash line. Earlier in the month, McCutchen was named the NL...

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Four Indianapolis Indians Selected to the Triple-A All-Star Game
Jul02

Four Indianapolis Indians Selected to the Triple-A All-Star Game

The Indianapolis Indians have placed four players in the Triple-A All-Star game. Outfielder Chris Dickerson, infielder Matt Hague, left-handed pitcher Andy Oliver, and right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler will all represent the Indians for the International League team. Dickerson has a .315/.404/.482 line in 222 at-bats with six homers. This is the third time he’s been selected to a minor league All-Star team, but the first since...

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