Pirates Place Neil Walker on Disabled List, Recall Josh Harrison
Jul09

Pirates Place Neil Walker on Disabled List, Recall Josh Harrison

Second baseman Neil Walker has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right side soreness. The Pirates have recalled Josh Harrison, who is in the ballpark with the team after coming from Columbus. Walker injured himself in Saturday’s game in Chicago and has not played since. He took some swings and said he was feeling a little better Monday, but now will not return to the field until after the All-Star Break. The setback...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Losing Streaks For Both Pirates Affiliates
Jul09

DSL Prospect Watch: Losing Streaks For Both Pirates Affiliates

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: Rangers 8, Pirates 1 Starting Pitcher: Jose Regalado, RHP (4-2, 3.67) – 4.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Rodney Polonia, 2B (.276) – 2-for-3 Other Notable...

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Baseball America Names Pirates as One of Five Organizations on a Roll
Jul08

Baseball America Names Pirates as One of Five Organizations on a Roll

Baseball America has been releasing their mid-season updates, and has an article today listing five organizations on a roll, and five that have struggled. The Pittsburgh Pirates are listed as one of the five organizations on a roll. The highlights from the recap: **The patient approach with Gerrit Cole has paid off, as he added life to his fastball in time to make an immediate impact when he arrived. **The next wave of prospects will...

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Pirates Have Three in Baseball America’s Mid-Season Top 50
Jul08

Pirates Have Three in Baseball America’s Mid-Season Top 50

Baseball America released their mid-season top 50 prospects, and the Pirates had three players on the list. Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, and Alen Hanson were those three players, ranked in that order. Taillon was the 11th best prospect in the league. Their caption said that Taillon isn’t far behind Cole as far as arriving to the majors. My guess is that Taillon will be up in the middle of June 2014. Polanco was the 13th...

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Tyler Glasnow Named a Breakthrough Prospect by Baseball America
Jul07

Tyler Glasnow Named a Breakthrough Prospect by Baseball America

Baseball America has released their ten breakthrough prospects for the 2013 season. These are players who didn’t make the midseason top 50, but who should be good for the next top 100 prospect list Baseball America releases. To my knowledge, the midseason top 50 list hasn’t been announced yet. Tyler Glasnow was one of the breakthrough prospects on the list. BA notes that he’s not close to a finished product, with a...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Lose Twice As Bats Go Cold
Jul07

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Lose Twice As Bats Go Cold

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: Rangers 7, Pirates 2 Starting Pitcher: Christian Henriquez, LHP (0-1, 3.13) – 3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Rodney Polonia, 2B (.260) – 1-for-4, 2B Other...

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