• 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...

  • Minor Moves: Thornton Added to Indy, Waldrop to the DL

    Zack Thornton has been promoted to Indianapolis. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Zack Thornton from Altoona to Indianapolis. He's now the third pitcher added to Indianapolis today, following Atahualpa Severino and Graham Godfrey. The Pirates also reinstated Chase d'Arnaud from the 60-day disabled list, putting the 40-man roster at 41. Three pitchers have...

  • Pirates Recall Presley, Option Harrison, Reinstate and Option D’Arnaud

    Alex Presley has been recalled from Indianapolis. (Photo Credit: David Hague) The Pittsburgh Pirates made three roster moves this afternoon: **They recalled Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis. **To make room for Presley, they've optioned Josh Harrison to Indianapolis. **Chase d'Arnaud has been recalled from his rehab assignment, reinstated from the DL, and...

  • Pirates Acquire Graham Godfrey From the Red Sox

    Earlier today the Pirates added Atahualpa Severino, a left-handed pitcher, from the Kansas City Royals. According to Kevin Pereira of Sox Prospects, the Pirates have also acquired right-hander Graham Godfrey from the Boston Red Sox. https://twitter.com/kevinrpereira/status/340523368761659394 Godfrey has 46 career innings in the majors, with a 5.09 ERA, a 4.5 K/9, and...

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