Luis Heredia, in Much Better Shape, Will Pitch a Full Season This Year
Mar13

Luis Heredia, in Much Better Shape, Will Pitch a Full Season This Year

The 2013 season was a disappointing one for top pitching prospect Luis Heredia. He was expected to make the jump to West Virginia early in the season, much like Jameson Taillon did back in 2011. He was going to get nearly a full season of pitching at an advanced level, with a chance to make some big strides with his game. Instead, Heredia came into camp out of shape, weighing 276 pounds and with a size 42 waist. Heredia was throwing...

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An Early Look at the 2014 Pirates Minor League Rosters: Position Players
Mar13

An Early Look at the 2014 Pirates Minor League Rosters: Position Players

Minor League games started yesterday for the Pittsburgh Pirates, giving a first look at the potential rosters for the start of the 2014 season. At this point in Spring Training, the rosters are far from set. Some guys know their assignments, while other guys are up in the air. In the upper levels, a lot can change based on the cuts that take place in Major League camp. The lower levels are a bit more concrete at this stage. Guys will...

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The Pirates Minor League Catcher Roster Crunch Appears to be Solved
Mar12

The Pirates Minor League Catcher Roster Crunch Appears to be Solved

The Pittsburgh Pirates looked like they had a roster crunch at the catcher position in the lower levels heading into the 2014 season. 2013 first round pick Reese McGuire was expected to make the jump to full season ball in West Virginia. Wyatt Mathisen started the 2013 season in West Virginia, but suffered a partially torn labrum early in the season, and was out of action by the end of April. His numbers struggled in his time at the...

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Injury Updates: Stetson Allie Out a Few Days With a Minor Injury
Mar12

Injury Updates: Stetson Allie Out a Few Days With a Minor Injury

A few minor injury updates from minor league camp today. **Stetson Allie is out with a tight oblique. Allie described the injury as “nothing too serious”. He felt something two days ago when taking a swing, and said he could have kept playing, but the team decided to play it cautious. Right now Allie is taking three days off, rehabbing the injury, and then re-evaluating things. **Austin Meadows has been out with a...

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Clay Holmes Scheduled to Visit Dr. James Andrews With Elbow Tightness
Mar12

Clay Holmes Scheduled to Visit Dr. James Andrews With Elbow Tightness

Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Clay Holmes is experiencing elbow tightness, and is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews next Wednesday for further evaluation. Holmes had issues with his elbow last year during the Fall Instructional Leagues, and was shut down for rest and rehab over the off-season. The elbow started bothering him again recently, and the Pirates shut him down and scheduled him for a visit to get the...

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The Path to the Majors For Jameson Taillon and Casey Sadler
Mar10

The Path to the Majors For Jameson Taillon and Casey Sadler

This morning the Pittsburgh Pirates cut six players from Major League camp, including three starting pitchers. Jameson Taillon, Casey Sadler, and Joely Rodriguez were all sent to the minors, which isn’t unexpected, as none of the three were projected to begin the season in Pittsburgh. “The starters that are in Major League camp, that we project to be starters in the minor leagues, they’re the ones that go out the...

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