Stetson Allie, Joely Rodriguez, and Orlando Castro to be Promoted to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates will promote three players from West Virginia to Bradenton this week. Stetson Allie, Joely Rodriguez, and Orlando Castro will all join the team, Pirates Prospects has learned. Rodriguez should arrive in Bradenton today, while Castro and Allie should arrive Thursday after the SAL All-Star game. Yesterday Neal Huntington said that Allie was close to a promotion from West Virginia. On Sunday Huntington explained...

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Eliecer Navarro to be Promoted to Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates will promote left-hander Eliecer Navarro to Altoona this week. John Eshleman was covering the Altoona Curve tonight, and Navarro was with the team. He is expected to make his first start this week, which will probably come on Tuesday. Navarro had a 2.86 ERA in 69.1 innings with Bradenton this year, along with a 62:13 K/BB ratio. Navarro throws in the upper 80s and has a good curveball, a good changeup, and good...

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Pirates Add Cumpton to 40-Man Roster; DFA Mike Zagurski

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added right-handed pitcher Brandon Cumpton to the 40-man roster for his start tonight. To make room, they have designated left-handed Mike Zagurski for assignment. The DFA of Zagurski also clears a spot for Cumpton on the 25-man roster. The DFA of Zagurski doesn’t come as a surprise. In six innings he gave up ten earned runs and had a 5:8 K/BB ratio. The Pirates have two strong left-handers in the...

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Pirates Sign Five Draft Picks, Including 2nd Rounder Blake Taylor

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the signing of five picks from the 2013 MLB draft. The picks are as follows. 2nd Round – Blake Taylor, LHP 5th Round – Trae Arbet, SS 10th Round – Shane Carle, RHP 13th Round – Danny Collins, 1B 15th Round – Max Rossiter, C We heard about Collins a few days ago, and I reported Rossiter earlier today. There were also rumors that Arbet was going to sign, but...

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Pirates to Sign 15th Round Pick Max Rossiter

The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to sign 15th round pick Max Rossiter, Pirates Prospects has learned. Rossiter is a college senior from Arizona State, so the agreement between the two sides isn’t a surprise. The Pirates took him last year in the 32nd round, but he returned to college for his senior year. Rossiter will head to Jamestown, where he should play a role very similar to the one Jacob Stallings played with State College...

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Pirates Announce the Signing of Ten Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of ten draft picks. The picks are as follows: 4th Round – Cody Dickson 9th Round – Chad Kuhl 12th Round – Beau Wallace 17th Round – Justin Topa 18th Round – Jeff Roy 19th Round – Brett McKinney 21st Round – Adam Landecker 23rd Round – Cameron Griffin 25th Round – Justin Maffei 27th Round – Michael Fransoso We knew about all of...

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