Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco Does It Again
Oct24

Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco Does It Again

While some other Pittsburgh Pirates players are doing well early on in the Winter League season, none of them can match Gregory Polanco. Not only is he the top prospect in the system playing Winter Ball now, he has also tore up the Dominican League through five games and Wednesday night was his best game so far. Polanco is now batting .500 with three homers and eight RBI’s thanks to a 4-for-4 night in his team’s 8-0 win....

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Winter League Recap: Double For Polanco, Tejeda Homers and Triples
Oct21

Winter League Recap: Double For Polanco, Tejeda Homers and Triples

From the Dominican on Sunday, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in his team’s 5-3 loss. Through three games, he is hitting .364 with two homers, five RBI’s and three outfield assists. In that same game, relief pitcher Atahualpa Severino was on the opposing side and he allowed one run in 2/3 of an inning. He struck out two batters and allowed two hits, one of which was a solo home run. Oscar Tejeda had a big...

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2013 Altoona Curve Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects
Oct18

2013 Altoona Curve Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

Altoona had an impressive group of prospects throughout the year, although they didn’t start off with a good looking team. The breakouts of Andrew Lambo and Stolmy Pimentel, plus the mid-season promotions of Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, and Nick Kingham, turned the Altoona Curve into one of the most talented teams in the minors throughout the 2013 season. Below is a recap of the hitters and pitchers at the level, followed by...

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Prospect Watch: West Virginia Clinches Playoff Spot, Paulino Hero on First Day With Indianapolis
Aug29

Prospect Watch: West Virginia Clinches Playoff Spot, Paulino Hero on First Day With Indianapolis

Top Pitcher: Zack Thornton, Top Hitter: Harold Ramirez, Home Runs: Harold Ramirez, Mel Rojas, Jarek Cunningham

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Minor Moves: Kelly Shoppach Released; Carlos Paulino Promoted
Aug28

Minor Moves: Kelly Shoppach Released; Carlos Paulino Promoted

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released catcher Kelly Shoppach from Triple-A and have promoted Carlos Paulino from Altoona to Indianapolis. Obviously there wasn’t any need in the majors for Shoppach with the recent addition of John Buck. The reason they acquired him was to give him a shot as the third catcher. With Shoppach gone, Paulino takes over as one of the catchers in Triple-A. He should stay there through the end of the...

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