Top 10 Hitters: Meadows Starting to Live Up to Expectations
Aug12

Top 10 Hitters: Meadows Starting to Live Up to Expectations

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, with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Notes on the top ten players from the last week can be found below the chart. *Runs Created is a stat created by Bill James used to estimate how many runs an individual...

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Prospect Highlights: Gerrit Cole Strikeout, Andrew Lambo Triple
Aug11

Prospect Highlights: Gerrit Cole Strikeout, Andrew Lambo Triple

Gerrit Cole threw six shutout innings on Sunday, retiring 18 of the 19 batters he faced in his third rehab start. He needed just 73 pitches to get through his outing, 49 went for strikes. Here, he picks up his third strikeout of the day. You’ll notice the pitch speeds are shown at the top corner of the screen. Your browser does not support iframes. Andrew Lambo went the other way on this two-run triple from Saturday night. He...

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Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Triple, Andrew Lambo Breaks Up No-Hitter
Aug10

Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Triple, Andrew Lambo Breaks Up No-Hitter

From Friday night in Altoona’s 3-2 loss to Reading, ¬†Alen Hanson had this RBI triple shown below. It was his 11th triple of the season. On Thursday, Hanson reached the 20-10-10-20 marks in doubles, triples, homers and stolen bases. On Saturday, he stole his 21st base of the season. Your browser does not support iframes. On Friday, Indianapolis was getting no-hit through six innings. Andrew Lambo came up in the seventh and broke...

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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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