Reese McGuire Named the GCL Player of the Month For July
Aug02

Reese McGuire Named the GCL Player of the Month For July

Reese McGuire was named the Gulf Coast League Player of the Month for the month of July. The first round pick hit for a .369/.424/.476 line in 84 at-bats, with nine doubles and a 7:7 BB/K ratio. He recorded hits in 16 of 21 games played, and reached base safely in 19 of his 21 games. Even when he hasn’t gotten a hit, McGuire is making strong contact, showing a good line drive stroke. He also has been as advertised defensively,...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Beat Yankees, Lose Tough One Against Angels
Aug02

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Beat Yankees, Lose Tough One Against Angels

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here.  For a recap of the DSL All-Star game, 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: Angels 3, Pirates 2 Starting Pitcher: Christian Henriquez, LHP (2.00) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top...

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Prospect Links: Tyler Glasnow, Clay Holmes, Gregory Polanco
Aug01

Prospect Links: Tyler Glasnow, Clay Holmes, Gregory Polanco

Due to the trade deadline, I’ve been behind on my reading on prospect writeups. I had a few reports saved to read from the last week, and caught up on those today. Of course, I could have caught up on them in the last week and I wouldn’t have missed a single trade, thanks to the slow deadline. Below are some good links on a few of the top prospects in the system, along with my thoughts on a few of the players. **J.J....

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How Do August Waiver Trades Work?
Aug01

How Do August Waiver Trades Work?

Yesterday the trade deadline passed in a pretty uneventful fashion. To sum it all up, Bud Norris was the biggest name who was traded. That’s all you need to really know about the quality of the market on deadline day. But the big misconception with the trade deadline is that people think it’s the last chance to make a deal. In fact, teams can make deals beyond the deadline, as we saw last night with the addition of Robert...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Drop Doubleheader, De La Cruz Extends Hitting Streak
Aug01

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Drop Doubleheader, De La Cruz Extends Hitting Streak

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here.  For a recap of the DSL All-Star game, 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: Pirates 5, Angels 4 Starting Pitcher: Ramon Rodriguez, RHP (2.00) Р5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Top Hitter:...

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Pirates Don’t Make Any Moves at the Trade Deadline
Jul31

Pirates Don’t Make Any Moves at the Trade Deadline

The biggest move the Pirates made this year on the trade market? Acquiring Russ Canzler for Tim Alderson. If you look around the league, you won’t find much different from other teams. Most teams were quiet on deadline day, whether that was buyers who didn’t upgrade, or sellers who didn’t sell for some reason. The prices throughout the last week have been reported to be high, and those same reports existed on...

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