GCL Notes: First Looks at Pitchers Billy Roth and Yhonathan Barrios
Aug20

GCL Notes: First Looks at Pitchers Billy Roth and Yhonathan Barrios

The Pittsburgh Pirates took right-handed pitcher Billy Roth in the 16th round of the 2013 draft, giving him a $190,000 bonus, which amounted to $90,000 against the draft pool. Roth was a highly rated prep pitching prospect with a clean delivery, a fastball that could touch 92 MPH, and a sharp breaking ball. Coming into today’s start he had a 1.50 ERA in 12 innings on the season. Today was the first time I had a chance to see...

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Minor League Schedule: Important Game For West Virginia Tonight In Playoff Race
Aug19

Minor League Schedule: Important Game For West Virginia Tonight In Playoff Race

8/20/13 Probables: Stolmy Pimentel, David Bromberg, Pat Ludwig,John Kuchno, Chad Kuhl, Billy Roth

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Top Performers: Is David Bromberg the Next Kris Johnson?
Aug19

Top Performers: Is David Bromberg the Next Kris Johnson?

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 top five short season pitchers are also highlighted in a separate group, since most of those guys only go 4-5 innings max, and don’t have a good chance of being highlighted in the top ten. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a...

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Prospect Watch: Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson and Stetson Allie Homer
Aug15

Prospect Watch: Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson and Stetson Allie Homer

Top Pitcher: Pat Ludwig, Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, HR: Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, Stetson Allie

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Minor League Schedule: Kingham and Dickson Start Tonight
Aug14

Minor League Schedule: Kingham and Dickson Start Tonight

8/14/13 Probables: Graham Godfrey, Nick Kingham, Pat Ludwig, John Kuchno, Cody Dickson, Billy Roth

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