Who Will Be the Next Breakout Player in West Virginia?
Oct23

Who Will Be the Next Breakout Player in West Virginia?

It’s not supposed to work this systematically when it comes to breakout prospects. You aren’t supposed to see one team having the biggest breakout players every single season. Normally it should be spread out and random. One year the big breakout might be in Altoona. The next it might be in Bradenton. But for the last two years, the biggest breakout players in the system have come in West Virginia. In 2012 it was Gregory...

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Baseball America Releases Pirates Draft Report Card
Oct22

Baseball America Releases Pirates Draft Report Card

Last week Baseball America released their draft ratings, and graded the Pirates 2013 draft as the best in baseball. Yesterday they released their Pirates draft report card, looking at the best players from this specific draft. I’ll let you check out the link above for the individual reports. Below is the rundown of each player, with some thoughts below. Best Pure Hitter: Austin Meadows (1st round) Best Power Hitter: JaCoby Jones...

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Jamestown Sends Seven to NYPL All-Star Game
Aug04

Jamestown Sends Seven to NYPL All-Star Game

The New York-Penn League will hold it’s annual All-Star game on Monday, August 12th and the initial rosters for the National League squad has seven players from the Jamestown Jammers. The first year Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate currently has the best record in the entire NYPL, so it is no surprise that they make up 1/4th of the roster. “That Jamestown club is very, very fun,” Pirates general manager Neal Huntington...

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Alex Dickerson is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month For July
Aug04

Alex Dickerson is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month For July

Each week we run our “Top Performers” series, looking at the best pitchers and hitters from the previous week. This year we will also be recapping each month in order to award the Pitcher and Player of the month.¬†Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the month of May. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not...

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Minor Moves: Pirates Release Avila and Herrand; Hanson to the DL
Jul04

Minor Moves: Pirates Release Avila and Herrand; Hanson to the DL

Catching up on all of the minor league transactions from the last few days. **Jerry Sands and Matt Curry are both on rehab assignments with the GCL Pirates. **Eric Avila has been released by the Pirates. The third baseman was hitting for a .234/.259/.414 line in 111 at-bats this year. He was doing well in the month of June, with a .339/.383/.554 line in 56 at-bats. However, he was mostly crushing lefties, with a .548 OPS against...

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