• Gregory Polanco Promoted to Altoona

    Gregory Polanco has been promoted to Altoona. According to Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus, Gregory Polanco is being promoted to Altoona. https://twitter.com/ProfessorParks/status/345286134898774016 Polanco has been having a great season, hitting for a .312/.364/.472 line in 218 at-bats, with 17 doubles and six homers. The offensive numbers are even more impressive when you...

  • Pirates to Sign 4th Round Pick Cody Dickson

    Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates will sign fourth round pick Cody Dickson. https://twitter.com/jimcallisBA/status/345206776397963264 The $375 K is under the $429,200 slot price for the fourth round, leaving the Pirates with some extra money for a later round pick. Dickson is a left-hander who throws 90-95 MPH with...

  • Pirates Sign 25th Round Pick Justin Maffei

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 25th round pick Justin Maffei, according to Maffei on Twitter. https://twitter.com/J__Maffei/status/344943718396223489 Maffei is a center fielder from the University of San Francisco. He had a .292/.362/.399 line in 253 at-bats this year, with five homers. He had good speed, and was effective on the bases with 76...

  • Pirates Sign 9th Round Pick Chad Kuhl, 19th Round Pick Brett McKinney

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 9th round pick Chad Kuhl, and 19th round pick Brett McKinney, Pirates Prospects has learned. Both will be heading to Jamestown. Kuhl is a 6' 3", 215 pound right-hander. He relies mainly on a low-90s sinker, which he uses to get groundballs.  He also throws a curve...

  • Draft Signing Notes: Landecker, Topa, Arbet

    Yesterday I mentioned that five draft picks will be going to Bradenton this week to sign deals with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Today I learned that about a dozen players have already agreed to sign, with most officially signing tomorrow. Here are a few more names who will be joining the list. **17th...

  • Nick Kingham Promoted to Altoona

    Nick Kingham has been promoted to Altoona. Nick Kingham has been promoted to the Altoona Curve, Pirates Prospects has learned. The move is not yet official, and no corresponding moves have been announced. Kingham will leave for Altoona tomorrow. In 67 innings this year with Bradenton, Kingham posted a 3.09 ERA and...

  • Draft Signings: Danny Collins, Beau Wallace, Jeff Roy, and More

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will be signing 13th round pick Danny Collins, according to Collins himself on Twitter. https://twitter.com/Danny21Collins/status/344181930465562625 Collins is a junior first baseman from Troy University, and hit for a .360/.452/.631 line in 236 at-bats last year with 11 homers. He has a quick bat, good hand-eye coordination, and has hit...

  • Andrew Lambo (finally) promoted to AAA Indianapolis

    A recurring theme in my coverage of the Altoona Curve this season has been Andrew Lambo's success.  As Tim Williams and I have both asserted, all season Lambo has been proving that he deserves a promotion.  And then tonight he contributed a two-RBI single in the 4th inning, leading to this tweet:...

  • Pirates Trade Stefan Welch To Red Sox

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded minor league third baseman/first baseman Stefan Welch to the Boston Red Sox. There was no word on the return, although last week the two teams made a similar deal with the Pirates acquiring right-handed pitcher Graham Godfrey, who is now pitching at Indianapolis. Welch was hitting .149...

  • Pirates Make Reid and Hughes Official, Option Presley, Irwin to 60-Day DL

    Jared Hughes has been officially recalled. (Photo Credit: David Hague) The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially called up Ryan Reid and Jared Hughes. To make room for the two pitchers on the roster they have placed Jeanmar Gomez on the 15-day DL (right forearm inflammation/strain) and have optioned Alex Presley to Triple-A. The...

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