First Pitch: The Pirates Farm System Getting Hammered With Injuries
Apr08

First Pitch: The Pirates Farm System Getting Hammered With Injuries

The success of a farm system depends on a lot of things. You need good drafting. You need to sign talented players in the international ranks. You need good scouts to identify talent in both places. After the players are in the system, you need to develop them. But even with all of the things that can be controlled, you still need luck to have a successful farm system. Part of that luck involves keeping everyone healthy. The Pirates...

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Minor Moves: Harold Ramirez and Barrett Barnes To The Disabled List
Apr07

Minor Moves: Harold Ramirez and Barrett Barnes To The Disabled List

We heard last night that West Virginia outfielders Harold Ramirez and Barrett Barnes both left their game early¬†and for both of them, it looked like hamstring injuries. It’s a problem which has plagued Barnes throughout his pro career. Today, both players were placed on the disabled list. Austin Meadows, who was supposed to be the third starter in the West Virginia outfielder, is also out due to a hamstring injury. He is in...

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Harold Ramirez and Barrett Barnes Injured in West Virginia Game
Apr06

Harold Ramirez and Barrett Barnes Injured in West Virginia Game

The sixth inning of today’s West Virginia Power game saw outfielders Harold Ramirez and Barrett Barnes go down with injuries. Barnes came up favoring his right leg as he reached first base on an infield single to shortstop. It wasn’t apparent where the injury took place, although it looked like he grabbed the back of his leg when he hit the bag, which could indicate a hamstring injury. Barnes has a pretty bad injury...

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Luis Heredia Pitching Against Several Top Hitting Prospects (Video)
Mar17

Luis Heredia Pitching Against Several Top Hitting Prospects (Video)

Luis Heredia going up against top 30 hitting prospects Barrett Barnes, Wyatt Mathisen, Reese McGuire, and Harold Ramirez in today’s intrasquad game at Pirate City. For notes on Heredia, check out this article.

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Pirates Top Prospects Photos and Notes From Minor League Camp
Feb28

Pirates Top Prospects Photos and Notes From Minor League Camp

Minor League camp has started, although the full camp won’t start until next week. Right now it’s a lot of bullpens and batting practice, which means for me it’s a time to get a lot of pictures, videos, and watch those bullpens and batting practice. It was two years ago that Gregory Polanco really opened up my eyes as a breakout candidate with his work in batting practice, and especially with his work once live...

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