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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McCutchen, Grilli, Locke, Alvarez Named to All-Star Game
Jul06

McCutchen, Grilli, Locke, Alvarez Named to All-Star Game

The Pittsburgh Pirates had four players named to the 84th All-Star Game at New York’s Citi Field, the franchise’s most since having four selected in 1981. The Bucs will be represented by two hitters and two pitchers, with three of the players making their first All-Star team. Outfielder Andrew McCutchen earns his third-straight All-Star spot as a National League reserve outfielder. McCutchen entered Saturday ranked fourth...

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The Upcoming Rule 5 and Minor League Free Agency Eligible Players
Jul06

The Upcoming Rule 5 and Minor League Free Agency Eligible Players

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions wondering who is Rule 5 eligible in the upcoming year. In the past that question would be asked with the focus on building for the future. This year the questions have been geared more towards trading from the Rule 5 eligible players at the deadline in order to add to the major league team. The idea is that the Pirates will have a lot of players to protect since they’ve got a...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Both Win Streaks Snapped, Rodriguez Pitches Gem
Jul06

DSL Prospect Watch: Both Win Streaks Snapped, Rodriguez Pitches Gem

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: Rockies 8, Pirates 2 Starting Pitcher: Ramon Rodriguez, RHP (2.57) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Julio de la Cruz, DH (.222) – 1-for-3, HR, RBI Other Notable...

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Jon Sandfort: The Next Prep Pitcher to Watch?
Jul05

Jon Sandfort: The Next Prep Pitcher to Watch?

The Pirates have had a strategy over the last few years in the draft. Take hard to sign prep pitchers in the middle rounds of the draft, give them over-slot bonuses, and hope they develop into solid starters. With any luck, you’ll see one or two pitchers take that unseen leap from a somewhat unknown player to a potential top of the rotation starter. The Pirates have already seen that twice. Tyler Glasnow is emerging with the...

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