First Pitch: The Pirates Are Stockpiling Shortstop Prospects
Jun22

First Pitch: The Pirates Are Stockpiling Shortstop Prospects

Today I was working on the GCL Preview, and noticed how many shortstops the Pirates have at the level. The main guy to watch this year will be 2014 first round pick Cole Tucker, although there are some other promising guys at the same level. Sam Kennelly received $225,000 out of Australia, and started the first two games while Tucker gets ready for his season to begin. Nelson Jorge was taken in the draft this year, and has the skills...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Sweep Orioles, Lose Badly To Rockies
Jul24

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Sweep Orioles, Lose Badly To Rockies

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day. PIRATES1 Box Score Result: Rockies 10, Pirates 1 Starting Pitcher: Jandy Vasquez, RHP (2-2, 4.54) – 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Luis Benitez, CF (.226) – 1-for-2, SB Other Notable...

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The Pirates Have a New International Player at Pirate City

I was over at Pirate City yesterday watching batting practice, when I noticed a left-handed hitter I had never seen before. The hitter was making strong contact, and crushing a few pitches. I had no way of identifying him, since he was wearing a red shirt, meaning he was injured. I also didn’t recognize him. During his last round, I heard someone call him “Chourio”. Adenson Chourio? He hasn’t been in the system...

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