Top 10 Hitters: Everything is Coming Together For Mel Rojas
May26

Top 10 Hitters: Everything is Coming Together For Mel Rojas

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. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the top ten players from the last...

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Top 10 Pitchers: Cumpton Dominates in Final Triple-A Start; Sampson Breaking Out?
May26

Top 10 Pitchers: Cumpton Dominates in Final Triple-A Start; Sampson Breaking Out?

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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Minor League Schedule: Nick Kingham Gets the Afternoon Start For Altoona
May25

Minor League Schedule: Nick Kingham Gets the Afternoon Start For Altoona

Today’s Starters: Adam Wilk, Nick Kingham, Buddy Borden

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Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Crushes Two Home Runs
May25

Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Crushes Two Home Runs

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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Prospect Report: Nick Kingham’s Drop in Velocity and Increase in Walks
May25

Prospect Report: Nick Kingham’s Drop in Velocity and Increase in Walks

Despite finally picking up some of the recognition he deserves, Nick Kingham isn’t letting anything outside of the field affect his game. “I don’t put any pressure on myself,” Kingham said. “I feel like the game puts enough pressure on you just to go out and do whatever you know how to do, and know your role. Just be yourself out there.” The 22-year-old prospect started to creep into the national media’s eyesight over the...

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Minor League Schedule: Three Pitchers Try to Stay Hot on Sunday
May24

Minor League Schedule: Three Pitchers Try to Stay Hot on Sunday

Today’s Starters: Casey Sadler, Adrian Sampson, Orlando Castro, Shane Carle

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