Prospect Watch: Jose Osuna Extends Hitting Streak to Ten Games With a Two Homer Night
Jul31

Prospect Watch: Jose Osuna Extends Hitting Streak to Ten Games With a Two Homer Night

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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Minor Moves: JaCoby Jones to Disabled List, Wholesale Changes For West Virginia Roster
Jun24

Minor Moves: JaCoby Jones to Disabled List, Wholesale Changes For West Virginia Roster

On Sunday, we reported that JaCoby Jones tweaked his knee during pre-game warm-ups and he was listed day-to-day. On Monday, he was placed on the seven-day disabled list retroactive to Friday. That kicked off a plethora of moves on the West Virginia roster. Bradenton sent both infielder Ashley Ponce and outfielder Jeff Roy to West Virginia. Outfielder Candon Myles was sent to Bristol to make room for Roy. Ponce can play shortstop, so...

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Minor Moves: Ryan Beckman to Altoona, Brandon Mann Released
May30

Minor Moves: Ryan Beckman to Altoona, Brandon Mann Released

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a bunch of minor moves in the farm system, with the biggest one occurring today when they released pitcher Brandon Mann and assigned reliever Ryan Beckman to the Altoona Curve. Mann was a free agent signing over the off-season. He had pitched well, but he is already 30 years old and pitching in AA, so he was mostly just being used as an innings eater. In 14 appearances, he had a 2.91 ERA over 34...

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Top Performers: Pirates Hitters Cutting Down on Strikeouts in the Minors
Apr28

Top Performers: Pirates Hitters Cutting Down on Strikeouts in the Minors

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, 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 top ten players from the last...

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2013 GCL Pirates Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects
Oct29

2013 GCL Pirates Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

In previous years, I got to see 1-2 weeks of the GCL players. Most of that time came during the Fall Instructional Leagues, and I didn’t get a further look until Spring Training. This year I saw almost everyone at the level at least once, with only 1-2 exceptions. When combined with the earlier draft signing deadlines, this allowed me to see all of the new draft picks much earlier than I normally would have. On that same note,...

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