Prospect Highlights: Hits From Willy Garcia and Elias Diaz, Thoughts on Both Players
Jun27

Prospect Highlights: Hits From Willy Garcia and Elias Diaz, Thoughts on Both Players

Below are two hits from Altoona right fielder Willy Garcia and one from catcher Elias Diaz. Garcia is the flashier of the two players and younger, but Diaz just might be the better prospect of the two players. Garcia is a toolsy outfielder, with a cannon for an arm, good speed and he can hit for power. He has the one major flaw though, that is usually a deal-breaker when it comes to Major League success, a horrible BB/K rate. Last...

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Prospect Highlights: Josh Bell Extends Streak, Cole Tucker Double, Orlando Castro vs Colin Moran
Jun26

Prospect Highlights: Josh Bell Extends Streak, Cole Tucker Double, Orlando Castro vs Colin Moran

Josh Bell extended his hit streak to 12 games on Wednesday night when he collected this double in the sixth inning. Bell has a .332/.382/.516 slash line through 71 games with Bradenton and he was recently named to the Future’s Game. He is third in the FSL in hits, OPS and RBIs, second in slugging percentage and tied for fifth in doubles. On Wednesday afternoon, Pirates first round draft pick Cole Tucker collected his first...

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Prospect Highlights: Video of Tyler Glasnow and Nick Kingham From Tuesday
Jun25

Prospect Highlights: Video of Tyler Glasnow and Nick Kingham From Tuesday

Tyler Glasnow threw seven innings on Tuesday and allowed one run on one hit. It was a terrific outing, though it still broke his scoreless streak, which extended back to his start on May 22nd. Glasnow has pitched great this season after a real shaky outing in his second start. He walked seven batters in that game and lasted just two innings. Through 11 starts, Glasnow has a 1.62 ERA in 55.2 innings, with 61 strikeouts, .148 BAA and no...

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Prospect Highlights: First Look at GCL Starter Dario Agrazal Jr.
Jun24

Prospect Highlights: First Look at GCL Starter Dario Agrazal Jr.

Back in April of 2012, the Pittsburgh Pirates quietly signed right-handed pitcher Dario Agrazal Jr., who made his debut in the Gulf Coast League yesterday. Agrazal pitched in the DSL last year and had a perfect 6-0 record in 12 starts and one relief appearance, so of course he lost his GCL debut. Agrazal’s father is famous in Panama as one of the country’s best all-time pitchers and now he is a well-respected coach, so you...

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Prospect Highlights: In the Batting Cage With Reese McGuire
Jun22

Prospect Highlights: In the Batting Cage With Reese McGuire

During the South Atlantic League All-Star game this week, Big League Futures took video of batting practice and has some excellent footage on Reese McGuire in the cage. Below you will find a two minute video on McGuire, followed by slow-motion footage of McGuire and Erich Weiss, so you can get a good feel for their swings. I’ve seen McGuire play the last three games and if I knew nothing about him, I wouldn’t rate him as a...

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Prospect Highlights: Double From Alen Hanson, Stetson Allie’s Homer
Jun21

Prospect Highlights: Double From Alen Hanson, Stetson Allie’s Homer

Altoona played a doubleheader on Friday, completing a suspended game from June 11th before their regularly scheduled game. The first game had an odd occurrence, made even more odd by what happened in the second game. On Wednesday night, Alen Hanson went 0-for-4, breaking his 12 game hit streak. On Friday, he extended that hit streak to 13 games by collecting two hits in the suspended game. Since the stats count towards June 11th, the...

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