Typical Minor League Timeline

One of the most important pieces of information we must consider when evaluating a prospect is the player’s age relative to the level at which he is playing. If a player is considerably older than most of his competition (or conversely, if he is much younger than his competition), we must account for that when projecting future performance. If you are someone who generally pays attention to the various minor league systems around...

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Will a Starter Emerge From Indy’s Outfield?

Two of the three outfield spots in Pittsburgh look promising for the long term, with Andrew McCutchen under control through the 2015 season, and Jose Tabata under control through the 2016 season.  However, the third spot is up for grabs.  In the short term, the Pirates are going with a platoon of Garrett Jones and Matt Diaz, which could be a strong combo if both players play up to their previous platoon splits.  The Pirates do need...

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Andrew Lambo and Chase D’Arnaud Go To AAA

Earlier today the Pittsburgh Pirates cut ten players from Major League camp.  Andrew Lambo, Chase D’Arnaud, and Brian Friday were all among the cuts, although because they were non-roster invitees, we didn’t initially learn about their assignment.  According to Jenifer Langosch, all three players will go to Indianapolis, starting the season in AAA. That assignment is somewhat of a surprise for Lambo and D’Arnaud....

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Pirates Cut Ten Players From Major League Camp

Locke was optioned to Altoona today. According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates have made ten cuts this morning, lowering their Spring Training roster to 44 players.  The Pirates cut Andrew Lambo, Daniel Moskos, Brian Friday, Aaron Thompson, Alex Presley, Chase D’Arnaud, Tony Watson, Jeff Locke, Gorkys Hernandez, and Ramon Aguero.  Lambo, Friday, and D’Arnaud were the only non-roster invitees. The only player...

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Updates On The Non-Roster Invitees

This spring the Pittsburgh Pirates invited 22 non-roster players to their major league camp for spring training. Now just under a month into the camp, 16 of them still remain with the big league squad. In this article I will breakdown the performance of each individual player going into Sunday along with, in my opinion, their chances of making the opening day roster. First, I will start with the players who did not survive the first...

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