Alex Dickerson Named FSL Player of the Year

Bradenton Marauders’ first baseman Alex Dickerson was named the Florida State League Player of the Year today. The 2011 third round pick is currently hitting for a .299/.359/.454 line in 471 at-bats, with 12 homers. He ranks second in the league in RBIs, eighth in batting average, second in hits, third and doubles, and second in stolen bases. “I’m honestly a little surprised, but it’s a huge honor,” Dickerson said about the...

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Pirates Have Several Prospects on Baseball America’s Best Tools List

Last week, Baseball America released their best tools list for players in full season leagues. The Pirates had a lot of players who ended up on the various lists, with top prospects Starling Marte, Jameson Taillon, Gerrit Cole, Alen Hanson, and Gregory Polanco taking honors in their respective leagues. Indianapolis Starling Marte was active on the list, being named the top hitting prospect in the International League. He was also...

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Matt Curry and Dan Gamache Were the Top Hitters in the System Last Week

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. *Runs Created is a stat created by Bill James used to estimate how many runs an individual contributes to his team. There are many formulas...

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After The Trade Deadline: Updated Top 20 Prospects

A lot has changed since we last updated the top 20 prospects rankings after the draft. Mark Appel didn’t sign. Starling Marte was promoted, and will most likely lose his prospect eligibility by the end of the year. The Pirates traded Robbie Grossman, Rudy Owens, and Colton Cain. The short-season leagues started, giving us a look at what the younger prospects were working on in extended Spring Training. And some of those results...

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Alex Dickerson On Fire at the Plate; Navarro Makes Spot Start

Alex Dickerson has been on fire at the plate lately. In the month of June he hit for a .316/.369/.537 line with four homers in 95 at-bats. So far in July he has hit for a .313/.364/.552 line with four homers in 96 at-bats. All of this followed a slow start to the season when Dickerson posted a .668 OPS in April and a .727 OPS in May, while combining for two homers in 182 at-bats. “I had a great Spring Training, and then just...

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