Prospect Watch: Austin Meadows Returns, Control Issues Pop Up For Tyler Glasnow
Jul01

Prospect Watch: Austin Meadows Returns, Control Issues Pop Up For Tyler Glasnow

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote 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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Barrett Barnes Dealing With Third Hamstring Injury; Osuna, Inman Close to Bradenton
May30

Barrett Barnes Dealing With Third Hamstring Injury; Osuna, Inman Close to Bradenton

Barrett Barnes was drafted in the compensation portion of the first round in 2012 by the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the pick they received for losing Ryan Doumit. So far in his pro career, the theme for the Texas Tech outfielder has been hamstring injuries. It has almost been two full years since Barnes was drafted, and he has seen just 374 plate appearances in pro ball, thanks to three different hamstring injuries. The third one...

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Injury Updates: Tyler Glasnow, Harold Ramirez, Barrett Barnes
Apr14

Injury Updates: Tyler Glasnow, Harold Ramirez, Barrett Barnes

I don’t know if it’s due to all of the injuries this year, but I can’t remember a time while running this site when I’ve been swarmed by so many “is there an update on Player A?” questions. Generally, if you have to ask if there’s an update, that means there’s no update. That’s true even if a week or two has passed since the previous update. With that said, here are a few updates...

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Week In Review: Gregory Polanco is On Fire; More Minor League Injuries
Apr14

Week In Review: Gregory Polanco is On Fire; More Minor League Injuries

The second week of the MLB season saw the Pittsburgh Pirates go 2-4, putting them at 6-6 overall at the end of the week. The loss to the Milwaukee Brewers today marks the first time the Pirates have been at .500 since April 19th of last season. They started last year 6-6 as well. The offense struggled this week, leading to a lot of calls for Gregory Polanco to come up. Meanwhile, in the minor leagues, the injuries continued. Here are...

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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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