Reese McGuire to Sign With the Pirates Tomorrow

According to Travis Sawchik, the Pittsburgh Pirates are set to sign Reese McGuire tomorrow. #Pirates first-round pick Reese McGuire is on a plane to Pittsburgh and will take physical & sign tomorrow, according to McGuire's HS coach — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) June 17, 2013 McGuire graduated high school this weekend. The Pirates were unable to sign him to a deal before that happened. He seemed eager to sign after...

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Luis Heredia is Leaving For West Virginia Tomorrow

Luis Heredia made his final start in extended Spring Training today against the Baltimore Orioles’ minor leaguers. Heredia went 4.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with two walks and two strikeouts. The right-hander will fly to West Virginia tomorrow, where he will join the roster after the All-Star break. The post-break rotation hasn’t been set yet, so no word on when Heredia will throw. He won’t throw...

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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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