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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Prospect Highlights: Mel Rojas Jr. Showing Off Some Tools
Jun19

Prospect Highlights: Mel Rojas Jr. Showing Off Some Tools

Two video highlights of Mel Rojas Jr from Wednesday afternoon. The first is a triple the other way, showing a nice bat and the speed to make it in standing up. More on Rojas and his season at the plate after the videos. The second highlight is his quick, accurate throw to the cut-off man to help cut down a runner at third base. It was his fifth outfield assist of the season. Since moving to Indianapolis, Rojas is hitting...

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Prospect Highlights: Strikeouts From Casey Sadler and A.J. Morris
Jun18

Prospect Highlights: Strikeouts From Casey Sadler and A.J. Morris

Today we focus in on two pitchers from the Indianapolis Indians rotation that could help the Pirates down the line this season. Casey Sadler has already pitched four games out of the bullpen for Pittsburgh, but he has been pitching great this year as a starter and could get a chance to start a big league game this year. Sadler returned to the Indianapolis rotation on Monday night and threw five shutout innings. It was his first start...

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Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Stays Hot, Matt Curry Goes Yard
Jun16

Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Stays Hot, Matt Curry Goes Yard

Alen Hanson had two hits on Sunday against Reading to extend his hit streak to 12 games. He has 70 hits on the season, with 24 going for extra bases. After posting a .607 OPS in April, Hanson upped it to .803 in May and his June OPS now sits at .911 through 11 games. Also on the highlights today, homers from the Matts. The first one is from Matt Curry, who hit his third homer of the season. He has a .783 OPS in 24 games. Matt Hague...

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