Pirates Sign 18th Round Pick Josh Poytress

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signings of 18th round pick Josh Poytress and 32nd round pick David Jagoditsh.  We already knew about Jagoditsh, as we reported on Saturday that he had agreed to terms. Poytress, a left handed pitcher, was originally drafted by the Houston Astros in the 16th round out of high school, but chose to go to Fresno State.  He sits in the upper 80s with his fastball, and tops out at 92.  He also throws a...

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Minor League Moves: Lambo, Trinidad

A few moves this afternoon in the minor league system: -Andrew Lambo has been demoted from Indianapolis to Altoona, in order to make room for Josh Rodriguez.  Lambo had been really struggling, with a .184/.257/.292 line in 185 at-bats at the AAA level.  He was just 4-for-40 in the month of June.  At 22 years old, it’s not a huge blow to Lambo’s career, although this definitely drops his stock. -The Pirates have assigned...

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Pirates Re-Acquire Josh Rodriguez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-acquired shortstop Josh Rodriguez from the Cleveland Indians, in exchange for cash considerations.  Rodriguez was drafted in the 2010 Rule 5 draft by the Pirates, and was designated for assignment back in April after going 1-for-12 at the plate.  Part of the reason he was designated for assignment was that the Pirates claimed Brandon Wood off of waivers.  Rodriguez went on to hit for a .193/.270/.316...

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Pirates Sign Chris Lashmet, Joe Parsons

The Pittsburgh Pirates today officially announced the signings of 21st round pick Alex Fuselier, 22nd round pick Mike Jefferson, and 33rd round pick Chris Lashmet.  They also announced the signing of right handed pitcher Joe Parsons, an undrafted free agent from Virginia Tech. We already knew about Fuselier and Jefferson, so the new announcements are Lashmet and Parsons.  Lashmet isn’t a surprise, as he was a college senior.  He...

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Pirates Agree to Terms With 4th Round Pick Colten Brewer

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 2011 4th round pick Colten Brewer, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Brewer is the highest pick that the Pirates have reached an agreement with, and the third player in the 2011 top ten that has agreed to terms. Brewer wasn’t ranked in the Baseball America top 200, although he was the #38 prospect out of Texas.  He works in the 87-91 MPH range, touching 93 with a sinking fastball.  He is...

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Pirates Sign Two Draft Picks

Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pirates have agreed to terms with 2011 32nd round draft pick David Jagoditsh. He is a 6′ 7″ 230 right-handed pitcher out of Pima CC, the same school that produced current Pirates farmhand Donald Veal. Jagoditsh pitched just two innings this season and didn’t play at all until mid-season getting in just 6 games total. He will likely report to the GCL and pitch in relief due to...

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