Top Performers: Another Pirates 2011 Draft Pick is Stepping Up
May05

Top Performers: Another Pirates 2011 Draft Pick is Stepping Up

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten scores are highlighted in the write-up below. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really...

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Prospect Watch: JaCoby Jones Homers Again, Jason Creasy Pitches a Gem
May05

Prospect Watch: JaCoby Jones Homers Again, Jason Creasy Pitches a Gem

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 (Stolmy Pimentel #13). 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 #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Minor League Schedule: Tyler Glasnow Hopes For Better Control
May04

Minor League Schedule: Tyler Glasnow Hopes For Better Control

Today’s Starters: Adam Wilk, A.J. Morris, Tyler Glasnow, Cody Dickson

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Minor League Schedule: Nick Kingham Looks to Get Back on Track
May03

Minor League Schedule: Nick Kingham Looks to Get Back on Track

Today’s Starters: Jay Jackson, Nick Kingham, Jason Creasy, Buddy Borden

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Prospect Watch: Wyatt Mathisen Homers Again, Waldron Making Most of Opportunity
May03

Prospect Watch: Wyatt Mathisen Homers Again, Waldron Making Most of Opportunity

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 (Stolmy Pimentel #13). 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 #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Andy Oliver Dominating, But Still Has Questions With His Control
May03

Andy Oliver Dominating, But Still Has Questions With His Control

For former top prospect Andy Oliver, the only thing that is keeping him out of the Major Leagues is control, or lack there of. While he led the International League in strikeouts with 138 in 2013, he also blew away the competition with his league leading 112 walks. In fact, Oliver had more walks than hits allowed. He only allowed 99 hits in his 124.1 innings. Though on the surface, it doesn’t appear that Oliver has seen much...

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