Prospect Watch: Buddy Borden Strikes Out Ten, Huge Offensive Numbers Around the System
Aug09

Prospect Watch: Buddy Borden Strikes Out Ten, Huge Offensive Numbers Around the System

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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First Pitch: Looking at the Options to Replace Andrew McCutchen
Aug05

First Pitch: Looking at the Options to Replace Andrew McCutchen

Andrew McCutchen will most likely go on the disabled list with an oblique injury, which is a huge blow to the Pittsburgh Pirates. It’s not impossible for them to contend from here, but it’s going to be very difficult, especially without their MVP. There’s no one player who can replace the lost production from McCutchen, but the Pirates would still have a chance of contending if they get just good production from...

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Prospect Highlights: Big Hit From Lambo, Garcia Homers Again
Aug02

Prospect Highlights: Big Hit From Lambo, Garcia Homers Again

Yesterday, we took a good look at Willy Garcia and his current hot streak despite poor plate patience and high strikeouts. On Friday, he continued that streak in a big way, hitting his 16th homer, while also adding two doubles. The home run tied him for the most among Pirates’ minor league players, pulling him even with JaCoby Jones. The two doubles gave him 24 on the year, one behind Chris McGuiness in the organization. Garcia...

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Prospect Watch: Jose Osuna Extends Hitting Streak to Ten Games With a Two Homer Night
Jul31

Prospect Watch: Jose Osuna Extends Hitting Streak to Ten Games With a Two Homer Night

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Prospect Highlights: Lambo Homer, Mathisen Triple, RBI Hits From Bell and Allie
Jul31

Prospect Highlights: Lambo Homer, Mathisen Triple, RBI Hits From Bell and Allie

Four highlights today from three different levels, including a rare West Virginia Power video. Since the Rome Braves are the only team in the SAL that seems to tape games, and only during their home games, we don’t see many Power highlights. We also have a home run from Andrew Lambo from last night and RBI hits from Stetson Allie and Josh Bell. Lambo hit his fifth homer for Indianapolis. Since returning  from his thumb injury,...

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