First Pitch: Pirates Seeing Some Increased Power in the Minors This Year
Jun26

First Pitch: Pirates Seeing Some Increased Power in the Minors This Year

The Pirates had five homers on the night in Seattle, showing some power at the major league level. It wasn’t just in the majors though. Andrew Lambo hit his 19th home run of the year tonight, with 14 coming in Altoona and the last five coming in Indianapolis. That’s notable since it already beats last year’s high of 18 homers, set by Willy Garcia. It also matches the 2011 high of 19, set by Jordy Mercer. The Pirates...

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Prospect Watch: Andrew Lambo Hits His 19th Homer of the Year
Jun25

Prospect Watch: Andrew Lambo Hits His 19th Homer of the Year

Top Pitcher: Kris Johnson, Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, HR: Andrew Lambo, Josh Harrison, Chase d’Arnaud

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Top Performers: Danny Collins and Alen Hanson Lead the Pirates Hitters
Jun24

Top Performers: Danny Collins and Alen Hanson Lead the Pirates Hitters

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 Homers Twice; Gomez Throws Five No Hit in Rehab Start
Jun20

Prospect Watch: Lambo Homers Twice; Gomez Throws Five No Hit in Rehab Start

Top Pitcher: Jeanmar Gomez, Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, HR: Josh Harrison, Andrew Lambo (2), Alex Dickerson

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Analyzing the Recent Chain of Promotions in the Minor League System
Jun18

Analyzing the Recent Chain of Promotions in the Minor League System

We’ve reached the half way point in the minor league season, which usually means a few things. It means you’ve got new draft picks entering the system, with almost all of those guys going to the short-season leagues. It means you’ve got those short-season leagues starting up. And it means you’re going to start seeing a lot of promotions throughout the minors. The Pirates saw a lot of promotions over the last...

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