Analyzing the Recent Chain of Promotions in the Minor League System
Jun18

Analyzing the Recent Chain of Promotions in the Minor League System

We’ve reached the half way point in the minor league season, which usually means a few things. It means you’ve got new draft picks entering the system, with almost all of those guys going to the short-season leagues. It means you’ve got those short-season leagues starting up. And it means you’re going to start seeing a lot of promotions throughout the minors. The Pirates saw a lot of promotions over the last...

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Jim Callis Releases His Updated Top 10 Pirates Prospects
Jun18

Jim Callis Releases His Updated Top 10 Pirates Prospects

Last week we released our updated top 20 Pirates prospects, noting how strong the system is, especially in the top ten. Today Jim Callis of Baseball America released his updated top ten Pirates prospects, coming to the same conclusion about the quality of players. Callis had a few differences in his list. The first difference was that we had Tyler Glasnow third overall and Alen Hanson fourth. Callis had Glasnow fifth and Hanson...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Drop Two Games On Monday

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day.  PIRATES1  Box Score  Result: Mets2 4, Pirates 2 Starting Pitcher: Miguel Ferreras, RHP (0-2, 5.11) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Sandy Santos, RF (.200) – 2-for-3, 2 SB Other Notable...

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Bradenton Marauders to Host the 2014 FSL All-Star Game

The Bradenton Marauders will host the 2014 Florida State League All-Star Game at McKechnie Field next June, per a team press release. Bradenton, in its fourth season in the FSL, will be hosting its first All-Star Game. “The Marauders are thrilled to host the FSL All-Star Game in Bradenton,” Pittsburgh Pirates Senior Director of Florida Operations Trevor Gooby said. “Hosting this signature event will provide us with the opportunity to...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Pound Reds, Lose In Extras to Mets

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day.  PIRATES1  Box Score  Result: Mets2 4, Pirates 3 in 10 innings Starting Pitcher: Jandy Vasquez, RHP (0-1, 7.45) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Pablo Reyes, DH (.385) – 2-for-5, 3B Other...

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Stolmy Pimentel Promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis

Right-handed pitcher Stolmy Pimentel was promoted to Indianapolis from Double-A Altoona on Saturday, as first reported by Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror. The move corresponds with pitcher Nick Kingham joining the Altoona Curve from Bradenton. Pimentel, 23, threw 243 innings between Double-A Portland and Altoona since 2011. This has been his best season at the level, maintaining a 3.61 ERA for Altoona striking out 61 hitters and...

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