Minor League Schedule: Nine Games On Tap Today
Jun24

Minor League Schedule: Nine Games On Tap Today

6/24/13 Starters: Andy Oliver, Eliecer Navarro, Ethan Hollingsworth, Zack Dodson, Jason Creasy, Adrian Grullon

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Minor League Schedule: Gomez Tries Again For Second Rehab Start
Jun19

Minor League Schedule: Gomez Tries Again For Second Rehab Start

6/19/13 Starters: Jeanmar Gomez, Andy Oliver, Eliecer Navarro, Matt Benedict, Dovydas Neverauskas

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Top Performers: Several Pitchers Stepping Up Before and After Promotions

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s...

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Pirates Notebook: Why Brandon Cumpton Over Andy Oliver?

Brandon Cumpton makes his Major League debut for the Pirates on Saturday afternoon facing the Los Angeles Dodgers at PNC Park. If his promotion came as a surprise to Pittsburgh fans, it was even more surprising for Cumpton. “I was shocked. I had no idea,” Cumpton said Friday. “I didn’t see it coming at all. I was blindsided.” Cumpton told reporters he has had a “pretty consistent” season for...

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Prospect Trends — Turning Around Flagging Careers

The Pirates have several minor leaguers working to revive stalled careers.  Surprisingly, the organization now has better depth in hitters than pitchers at the upper levels.  Or maybe I should say “healthy pitchers.” The Good Chase d’Arnaud, SS (AAA):  It’s a step forward for d’Arnaud just to be back on the field, but he’s hit well since returning.  That’s good to see, because hitters often...

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