Gage Hinsz Makes First Start as a Pro
Aug21

Gage Hinsz Makes First Start as a Pro

On Wednesday in the Gulf Coast League, Gage Hinsz made his first start as a pro. The 11th round draft pick from this year, had made one relief appearance last Wednesday, which was his pro debut. In that brief outing, he threw 1.2 innings, giving up two runs(one earned) on two hits, with one walk and one strikeout. We talk about pitchers being projectable all the time here because the Pittsburgh Pirates take chances on a lot of high...

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Prospect Highlights: Big Hits From Two Outfield Prospects
Aug12

Prospect Highlights: Big Hits From Two Outfield Prospects

Mel Rojas Jr had an RBI  double on Sunday, shown below. Between Altoona and Indianapolis this season, he has a .299/.378/.439 slash line in 114 games. Rojas has played five seasons in the Pirates system since being drafted in the third round in 2010. He has set career highs this year in RBIs, homers and walks and will likely end up with more hits, total bases and runs, plus finish with his highest average, slugging percentage and OBP....

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Prospect Highlights: Gerrit Cole Strikeout, Andrew Lambo Triple
Aug11

Prospect Highlights: Gerrit Cole Strikeout, Andrew Lambo Triple

Gerrit Cole threw six shutout innings on Sunday, retiring 18 of the 19 batters he faced in his third rehab start. He needed just 73 pitches to get through his outing, 49 went for strikes. Here, he picks up his third strikeout of the day. You’ll notice the pitch speeds are shown at the top corner of the screen. Your browser does not support iframes. Andrew Lambo went the other way on this two-run triple from Saturday night. He...

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Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Triple, Andrew Lambo Breaks Up No-Hitter
Aug10

Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Triple, Andrew Lambo Breaks Up No-Hitter

From Friday night in Altoona’s 3-2 loss to Reading,  Alen Hanson had this RBI triple shown below. It was his 11th triple of the season. On Thursday, Hanson reached the 20-10-10-20 marks in doubles, triples, homers and stolen bases. On Saturday, he stole his 21st base of the season. Your browser does not support iframes. On Friday, Indianapolis was getting no-hit through six innings. Andrew Lambo came up in the seventh and broke...

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Prospect Highlights: Stetson Allie Homer, Broxton’s Having a Solid Season
Aug09

Prospect Highlights: Stetson Allie Homer, Broxton’s Having a Solid Season

The highlights have been a little slow the last few days for Altoona and Indianapolis, so we waited a little bit to show this first clip. This is Stetson Allie’s 16th homer of the season, one behind JaCoby Jones for the Pirates organization lead. It’s an impressive shot from Allie, who has been on a recent hot streak, improving his two biggest weaknesses, low average and high strikeouts. Even after an 0-for-3 yesterday,...

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Prospect Highlights: A.J. Morris, Cole Tucker and More From Thursday’s GCL Game
Aug08

Prospect Highlights: A.J. Morris, Cole Tucker and More From Thursday’s GCL Game

Today we have multiple highlights from yesterday’s GCL Pirates 10-1 win over the Braves. I’ll briefly go through the players and let the videos do most of the talking, because there are a lot of players here to take a look at. All videos are courtesy of the GCL Pirates fan page. A.J. Morris threw three shutout innings in his fourth rehab appearance. He was pitching great for Altoona and then Indianapolis, until a forearm...

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