Minor League Schedule: Nick Kingham Gets His First Start Since the All-Star Break
Jul19

Minor League Schedule: Nick Kingham Gets His First Start Since the All-Star Break

Today’s Starters: Nick Kingham, Jhonathan Ramos, Chad Kuhl, Dovydas Neverauskas, Alex McRae

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Adrian Sampson Just Misses a Complete Game No Hitter
Jul18

Adrian Sampson Just Misses a Complete Game No Hitter

Adrian Sampson has easily been the breakout pitcher of the year in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. Tonight he continued his amazing run in Altoona, just missing a complete game no-hitter against Bowie. Sampson carried the no hitter into the ninth inning, but gave it up on an 0-2 pitch to Mike Yastrzemski, who doubled down the left field line. Prior to that, Sampson had only given up a walk and an error. The error came in the...

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Minor League Schedule: Adrian Sampson Tries to Build on His Outstanding First Half
Jul17

Minor League Schedule: Adrian Sampson Tries to Build on His Outstanding First Half

Today’s Starters: Adam Wilk, Adrian Sampson, Shane Carle, Buddy Borden, Tyler Eppler, Mervin Del Rosario, Mitch Keller

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Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Makes Altoona Debut, Cumpton and Glasnow With Strong Outings
Jul17

Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Makes Altoona Debut, Cumpton and Glasnow With Strong Outings

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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Joely Rodriguez Moving to the Bullpen in Altoona
Jul17

Joely Rodriguez Moving to the Bullpen in Altoona

Joely Rodriguez came out of the bullpen in Altoona tonight after starting pitcher Orlando Castro went five innings. Altoona is just coming off their All-Star break, so I wanted to confirm that the move wasn’t due to the time off. According to Pirates’ farm director Larry Broadway, Rodriguez will be coming out of the bullpen “for the time being.” Rodriguez has a 4.44 ERA in 99.1 innings this year with Altoona,...

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Prospect Watch: JaCoby Jones Hits 15th Homer of the Year
Jul16

Prospect Watch: JaCoby Jones Hits 15th Homer of the Year

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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