Minor Moves: Pirates Going the Stetson Allie Route With Hayden Hurst
Jul26

Minor Moves: Pirates Going the Stetson Allie Route With Hayden Hurst

Over the last two days, Hayden Hurst has been playing as the designated hitter in the GCL. This is significant, as Hurst was drafted as a pitcher and given an over-slot bonus in 2012. He was one of three guys who the Pirates turned to with their over-slot money after Mark Appel turned them down. The Pirates gave Hurst $400,000 as a 17th round pick. He was a power arm who sat 88-92 MPH and could touch 95 at times when drafted. He also...

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Prospect Watch: Willy Garcia Homers, Casey Sadler Continues Recent Slump
Jul26

Prospect Watch: Willy Garcia Homers, Casey Sadler Continues Recent Slump

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: John Kuchno is Getting Better as the Season Moves Along
Jul25

Minor League Schedule: John Kuchno is Getting Better as the Season Moves Along

Today’s Starters: Rafael Perez, Zack Dodson, John Kuchno, Cody Dickson, Frank Duncan

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The Approach That Has Tenth Round Pick Alex McRae Off to a Good Start
Jul25

The Approach That Has Tenth Round Pick Alex McRae Off to a Good Start

Alex McRae admitted that he’s learning to pitch again. The 21-year-old right-hander, a tenth-round pick in the most recent draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, did a good job on Thursday in Batavia, N.Y., of demonstrating his comprehension of these lessons. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound McRae, a former standout at Jacksonville University, put together his best professional outing in eight starts. “I’m learning how to pitch,” he said after his...

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Minor League Schedule: Chad Kuhl Has Everything Working For Him This Year
Jul24

Minor League Schedule: Chad Kuhl Has Everything Working For Him This Year

Today’s Starters: Casey Sadler, Thomas Harlan, Chad Kuhl, Dovydas Neverauskas, Montana DuRapau

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Prospect Watch: Nick Kingham’s Dominating Start Goes Downhill Quick
Jul24

Prospect Watch: Nick Kingham’s Dominating Start Goes Downhill Quick

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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