All posts tagged "Alex Presley"

  • Analysis
    Roster Updates: Ciriaco, Presley, Tabata

    Ciriaco has been optioned to AAA. A few roster updates this morning... -Pedro Ciriaco has been optioned to AAA Indianapolis.  The Pirates are expected to call up Alex Presley tomorrow.  Ciriaco had just six at-bats this year, with no hits.  He was in the majors for a combined 37 days this year....

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    Should the Pirates Make a Move?

    At the beginning of this month, I talked about how the Pirates weren't winning against good teams, and were just beating up on bad teams.  I mentioned that with a June schedule which included the Philadelphia Phillies (34-22 at the time), Arizona Diamondbacks (31-25), Cleveland Indians (33-20), Boston Red Sox (30-26), and...

  • Analysis
    Updated Projections: d’Arnaud, Presley, Lincoln

    d'Arnaud is making his major league debut tonight In the 2011 Pirates Prospects Annual, I released my 2011 projections for players on the Pirates 40-man roster. I also ran projections for non-roster minor league players who received an invite to spring training. Thus, preseason projections were available for each of the players...

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    Pirates to Call Up Chase d’Arnaud, Alex Presley, Brad Lincoln

    D'Arnaud will be called up on Friday. The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that they will be calling up Chase d'Arnaud on Friday.  To make room for the addition, Josh Harrison has been optioned to Indianapolis.  D'Arnaud is in the middle of a strong season at the AAA level, with a .280/.347/.418 line...

  • Analysis
    Two Promotions the Pirates Need to Make

    With a .335 average and an .897 OPS, Presley should be in the majors. The offense for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year has been, no pun intended, hit or miss.  The Pirates have scored one or fewer runs in six of their last ten games.  Not surprisingly, their record in those games...

  • Analysis
    Optimizing the 25-Man Roster

    Presley is hitting for a .339 average with a .904 OPS this year in AAA. About a year ago at this time, the Pittsburgh Pirates had started promoting players from their AAA squad to take over for some of the struggling players in the majors.  The decisions to be made were easy....

  • Analysis
    Why Not Alex Presley?

    Let's create a scenario. Say Andrew Lambo, the Los Angeles Dodgers' top overall prospect heading in to the 2009 season, and the number 49 prospect in baseball, was currently hitting for a .361 average in AAA.  Let's also say that he had a .942 OPS, and was on fire, with a .474/.512/.711...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Prospects on Extra Innings: 4/15

    Yesterday I recorded two segments with David Todd of Extra Innings on 104.7 FM.  The first interview is scheduled to run tonight on the post game show, and again on Sunday night.  You can listen to a live stream here. We discussed some of the early results of the minor league season,...

  • Analysis
    Five Things That Need to Continue

    The Pirates need D'Arnaud to step up this year as the long term shortstop. It is way too early to be talking about any trends, hot starts, numbers, or anything else from the minor league season, which only started on Thursday.  Some players have gotten off to hot starts, some players have...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/7/11

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