Prospect Watch: Jameson Taillon Gets Hammered; Blake Taylor Makes His Debut
Jul14

Prospect Watch: Jameson Taillon Gets Hammered; Blake Taylor Makes His Debut

Top Pitcher: John Kuchno, Top Hitter: Brian Bocock, HR: Jared Goedert, Felix Pie, Brian Bocock (2), Jeff Larish, Danny Collins

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GCL Notes: First Looks at Austin Meadows and Nick Buckner
Jul10

GCL Notes: First Looks at Austin Meadows and Nick Buckner

The GCL Pirates beat the GCL Blue Jays 9-8 today in a game that featured 28 hits, including 12 extra base hits. Today was the first time I had a chance to see first round pick Austin Meadows and 14th round pick Nick Buckner. I’ve got thoughts on those two players below, along with thoughts on first rounder Reese McGuire, who I’ve seen several times now. Austin Meadows Meadows went 1-for-4 on the day with a single. He just...

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2013 GCL Pirates Season Preview
Jun21

2013 GCL Pirates Season Preview

The GCL Pirates started their 2013 season today, losing 6-4 to the GCL Yankees. In the past we’ve had limited reports on the GCL guys. Most of those reports have come from pre-draft or pre-international signing talks, analyzing stats, or just the limited times we’ve seen the teams. In the past few years Wilbur Miller has seen the GCL team during the season a few times, and I’ve seen them for a few games, but the...

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Second-Round Pick Blake Taylor Signs Under Slot

The Pirates signed second-round pick Blake Taylor with a bonus of $750,000, about $315,000 below slot value for the 51st overall selection in the MLB Draft, according to Jim Callis of┬áBaseball America. #Pirates 2nd-rder Blake Taylor's bonus = $750k. California HS LHP, 6-3/210, 88-91 to 94, tight curve. #mlbdraft — Jim Callis (@jimcallisBA) June 16, 2013 The Pirates save some of their slot money ($1,065,400 was the slot value...

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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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