Top Performers: Danny Collins and Alen Hanson Lead the Pirates Hitters
Jun24

Top Performers: Danny Collins and Alen Hanson Lead the Pirates Hitters

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, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the...

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Prospect Watch: Barnes With a Big Day, Jhang Homers Again
Jun22

Prospect Watch: Barnes With a Big Day, Jhang Homers Again

Top Pitcher: Lance Breedlove, Top Hitter: Barrett Barnes, Home Runs: Dilson Herrera, Jin-De Jhang, Felix Pie, Danny Collins, Barrett Barnes

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gerrit Cole

We usually release our mid-season prospect rankings right after the MLB draft. This not only shows the updated rankings with half of the minor league season in the books, but it also shows where the new draft picks fit in. This year we held the rankings for a few days due to Gerrit Cole making his major league debut. Cole was included in the rankings that were submitted, and was the consensus choice as the top prospect in the system....

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Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes Activated From the West Virginia DL

Keeping track of the minor league moves in the system today: **Barrett Barnes has been activated from the West Virginia disabled list. He had missed time with a hamstring issue. **Junior Sosa has been promoted to Bradenton. **Jhondaniel Medina has been transferred from Bradenton to West Virginia.

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First Pitch: Do the Pirates Have the Top Farm System?

The St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Twins get a lot of praise for their farm systems. However, Jeff Passan talked with one longtime scout who said that the Pittsburgh Pirates were the team with the top farm system, and that it’s not close. Passan went on to highlight all of the usual names. He didn’t mention Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon, but did mention Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson. He focused a lot on Tyler...

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