Prospect Watch: Rojas Collects Three Extra Base Hits, GCL Pirates Face Halladay
Aug15

Prospect Watch: Rojas Collects Three Extra Base Hits, GCL Pirates Face Halladay

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. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates Prospects player page. 1. Jameson Taillon, RHP,...

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Minor League Schedule: Kuhl Has Been Flawless on the Road
Aug15

Minor League Schedule: Kuhl Has Been Flawless on the Road

8/15/13 Probables: Stolmy Pimentel, David Bromberg, Joely Rodriguez, Jason Creasy, Chad Kuhl, Wei-Chung Wang

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Prospect Watch: Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson and Stetson Allie Homer
Aug15

Prospect Watch: Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson and Stetson Allie Homer

Top Pitcher: Pat Ludwig, Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, HR: Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, Stetson Allie

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Top Performers: Zack Dodson’s Seven No Hit Innings Lead the System
Aug14

Top Performers: Zack Dodson’s Seven No Hit Innings Lead the System

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. The top five short season pitchers are also highlighted in a separate group, since most of those guys only go 4-5 innings max, and don’t have a good chance of being highlighted in the top ten. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a...

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Top Performers: Andrew Lambo Finishes Strong With Indianapolis
Aug14

Top Performers: Andrew Lambo Finishes Strong With Indianapolis

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, not including DSL teams, and 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...

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Prospect Notebook: Clay Holmes Showing Steady Progression This Year
Aug14

Prospect Notebook: Clay Holmes Showing Steady Progression This Year

The West Virginia Power played a total of 12 games in Lakewood this year, so I got to see a little more of the team than usual. Early in the season, it was the power display by Stetson Allie and the pitching of Tyler Glasnow that impressed me the most. As the season went on, I noticed improvements each start from Clay Holmes and better hitting from Josh Bell, particularly in this last series for both of them. Yesterday I looked at the...

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