Winter League Results: McPherson Rocked in First Start

Here are the results from yesterday’s winter league action. **Kyle McPherson made his first start with the Tigers in the Dominican Winter League. McPherson gave up six runs on six hits in three innings, with a walk and three strikeouts. Most of the damage came in the fourth inning, with the Bulls scoring seven runs, including five that went to McPherson. The right-hander gave up a leadoff double and a two run homer. That was...

Read More

A List of the Pittsburgh Pirates Playing in the 2012 Winter Leagues

A few of the 2012 winter leagues got started over the weekend, with the Dominican, Mexican, and Venezuelan Winter Leagues joining the Arizona Fall League as the active leagues that are currently playing. The Puerto Rican league and the Australian Baseball League have yet to start their seasons. Below is a list of players in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization who are playing in the 2012 winter leagues, along with a brief note on each...

Read More

Pictures and Notes From Instructs

Today was my final day down in Florida. The main purpose of this trip was to get the final information for the 2013 Prospect Guide, as well as a cover photo. There was one game today against the Detroit Tigers’ farm system. Below are some notes and pictures from the game. 2012 third round pick Jon Sandfort got the start and pitched two innings. He was mostly sitting 87-89, touching 90 MPH once. Sandfort gave up a three run homer...

Read More

Gerrit Cole Throws Five Innings in Instructs Today

Today was my first day covering the Fall Instructional Leagues this year. It turned out to be a good day to be at Pirate City, as top prospect Gerrit Cole was on the mound. Cole was going up against the Philadelphia farm system, and ended up throwing five innings of shutout ball. I was bouncing back and forth between the two fields, so I didn’t see every pitch Cole threw. I did see four strikeouts, with a few coming on the...

Read More

Alen Hanson, Gregory Polanco Taken in First Round of Dominican League Draft

The Dominican Winter League is currently holding a draft for the rights to the top international prospects in baseball for the 2012 season.  A total of 100 players will be drafted to the reserve teams for the 2012 season. The draft started at 4 PM, and at the time of this writing 90 players have been selected. With the second pick in the draft, Toros Del Este selected Pittsburgh Pirates infield prospect Alen Hanson. Hanson was taken...

Read More

Winter League Final Wrap: Perth Repeats In Australia

The Perth Heat have won the Australian Baseball League’s Claxton Shield for the second time, taking the best-of-three series with the Melbourne Aces. The Heat beat the Aces in Game 1, by a 4-1 score, and the hero of that game was former Pirate Virgil Vasquez.  Vasquez was a late addition to the Heat, appearing in only two regular-season games for them in January.  He began the championship series by throwing a complete game for...

Read More
Page 38 of 61« First...102030...3637383940...5060...Last »