The Upcoming Rule 5 and Minor League Free Agency Eligible Players
Jul06

The Upcoming Rule 5 and Minor League Free Agency Eligible Players

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions wondering who is Rule 5 eligible in the upcoming year. In the past that question would be asked with the focus on building for the future. This year the questions have been geared more towards trading from the Rule 5 eligible players at the deadline in order to add to the major league team. The idea is that the Pirates will have a lot of players to protect since they’ve got a...

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Andrew Lambo is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month For June
Jul02

Andrew Lambo is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month For June

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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Top Performers: Lambo is the Top Hitter in the System and IL Player of the Week
Jul01

Top Performers: Lambo is the Top Hitter in the System and IL Player of the 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. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the...

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Prospect Watch: Lambo Does It Again; Garcia Continues Hot Month
Jun29

Prospect Watch: Lambo Does It Again; Garcia Continues Hot Month

Top Pitcher: Emmanuel De Leon, Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, HR: Brett Carroll, Jared Goedert, Andrew Lambo, Willy Garcia

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Prospect Trends: Some Lower Level Players Start Off Well
Jun28

Prospect Trends: Some Lower Level Players Start Off Well

It’s getting a little late in the year for breakout performances in the full season leagues, and the guys who are going to get off-track have probably mostly done it by now. Still, there are a couple of power hitters who are stepping up their games at the upper levels, and a few players at the short-season levels are off to good enough starts to make them worth some attention. The Good Andrew Lambo, 1B/OF (AAA): I put Lambo on this...

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