What Does the Future Hold For Joely Rodriguez?
Nov01

What Does the Future Hold For Joely Rodriguez?

If you were able to catch Joely Rodriguez pitch yesterday in the Arizona Fall League against Mark Appel, you probably have a low opinion of him right now. The game was broadcast(tape delayed) on MLB Network. He had no fastball command and was knocked out in the second inning when he reached his single-inning pitch count limit. If you saw Rodriguez pitch this year at Altoona, chances are you saw him struggle. In fact, if you’ve...

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More High Praise For Tyler Glasnow
Oct13

More High Praise For Tyler Glasnow

Tyler Glasnow did not have a good first outing in the Arizona Fall League last week. You could say that the start looked horrible on paper, but a pitching line, especially an abbreviated one that lasted just 29 pitches, can only tell so much of the story. People that were at the game tell a much different story of Glasnow’s outing. Keith Law wrote that Glasnow was one of the top two pitchers he saw during the first week of the...

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Instructional League Highlights From Reese McGuire, Mitch Keller and More
Oct11

Instructional League Highlights From Reese McGuire, Mitch Keller and More

On Friday, we posted highlights of Austin Meadows, Raul Siri and Adrian Valerio from Thursday’s Fall Instructional League game. We have some more video from the game courtesy of the FIL Fan page. Today’s highlights include 2014 second round draft pick Mitch Keller, last year’s first round pick Reese McGuire, pitcher Austin Coley and a second look at two interesting DSL players. Mitch Keller received a $1,000,000...

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Austin Meadows Goes Deep During Thursday’s Instructional League Action
Oct10

Austin Meadows Goes Deep During Thursday’s Instructional League Action

The Pittsburgh Pirates took on the Toronto Blue Jays in the Fall Instructional League on Thursday and we have some great video courtesy of the FIL Fan page. The main highlight was Austin Meadows slugging a long home run, which is shown below. We also have first time footage of two of the top prospects from the Dominican Summer League. Both Raul Siri and Adrian Valerio are making their first appearances in the U.S. during the FIL and...

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AFL Bound Tom Harlan Showed Versatility in 2014
Oct03

AFL Bound Tom Harlan Showed Versatility in 2014

Left-handed Pitcher Tom Harlan spent the first year and a half of his minor league career as a reliever, and was extremely efficient. At Low A West Virginia in 2013, Harlan had a 2.27 ERA in 74 innings to go along with an impressive 74/14 strikeout-to-walk ratio. In 2014, 24-year-old Harlan continued his success out of the bullpen in High A Bradenton, posting a 2.49 ERA with a 41/9 k/bb rate in 50.2 innings pitched. This success...

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Improved Fastball Command Propels Buddy Borden in 2014
Sep28

Improved Fastball Command Propels Buddy Borden in 2014

Right-handed pitcher Buddy Borden turned in one of the best pitching performances in the Pirates minor league system this season. In his first full season in Low-A West Virginia, the 22-year-old finished with a 3.16 ERA in 128 innings pitched, to go along with a 122/48 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The Pirates selected Borden in the 7th round of the 2013 draft out of UNLV. At 6’ 3’’ 210 pounds, he has a hard fastball with good movement,...

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