Top 10 Hitters: Willy Garcia and the Other Talented Pirates Latin American Prospects
Jul28

Top 10 Hitters: Willy Garcia and the Other Talented Pirates Latin American Prospects

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Notes on the top ten players from the last week can be found below the chart. *Runs Created is a stat created by Bill James used to estimate how many runs an individual...

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Prospect Watch: The One Thing Holding Willy Garcia Back From Being a Top Prospect
Jul28

Prospect Watch: The One Thing Holding Willy Garcia Back From Being a Top Prospect

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Minor League Schedule:  Gerrit Cole Gets Rehab Start For Indianapolis Tonight
Jul27

Minor League Schedule: Gerrit Cole Gets Rehab Start For Indianapolis Tonight

Today’s Starters: Gerrit Cole, Adrian Sampson, Jason Creasy, Felipe Gonzalez, Tyler Eppler

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Casey Sadler blames pitch utilization on recent slide
Jul27

Casey Sadler blames pitch utilization on recent slide

Despite posting a season ERA of 2.85 with Indianapolis, Casey Sadler has seen his share of struggles since returning from Pittsburgh in mid-June. In his past six starts, he has allowed at least seven hits in all of them. In addition, in the 36.1 innings over this stretch, he has allowed 18 runs. Prior to this, he allowed 18 runs in the 61.2 innings leading up to the promotion. With this struggle in mind, Sadler has two reasons for the...

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Prospect Watch: Kevin Krause Showing Power From the Catcher’s Position
Jul27

Prospect Watch: Kevin Krause Showing Power From the Catcher’s Position

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Minor League Schedule: Glasnow and Heredia Get Sunday Afternoon Starts
Jul26

Minor League Schedule: Glasnow and Heredia Get Sunday Afternoon Starts

Today’s Starters: Brandon Cumpton, Tyler Glasnow, Pat Ludwig, Luis Heredia, Marek Minarik

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