Top 10 Pitchers: Cumpton Dominates in Final Triple-A Start; Sampson Breaking Out?
May26

Top 10 Pitchers: Cumpton Dominates in Final Triple-A Start; Sampson Breaking Out?

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten scores are highlighted in the write-up below. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really...

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Minor League Schedule: Three Pitchers Try to Stay Hot on Sunday
May24

Minor League Schedule: Three Pitchers Try to Stay Hot on Sunday

Today’s Starters: Casey Sadler, Adrian Sampson, Orlando Castro, Shane Carle

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Prospect Watch: Home Run From Josh Bell, Reese McGuire Extends Hit Streak
May19

Prospect Watch: Home Run From Josh Bell, Reese McGuire Extends Hit Streak

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 (Stolmy Pimentel #13). 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 #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Top 10 Pitchers: Edinson Volquez Has Several Indianapolis Starters Gunning For His Spot
May19

Top 10 Pitchers: Edinson Volquez Has Several Indianapolis Starters Gunning For His Spot

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten scores are highlighted in the write-up below. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really...

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Prospect Highlights: Strikeout From Casey Sadler, More From JaCoby Jones
May15

Prospect Highlights: Strikeout From Casey Sadler, More From JaCoby Jones

On Wednesday, Casey Sadler gave up just one hit and one unearned run in six innings of work, as Indianapolis won 3-1 over Pawtucket. In the below video, Sadler picks up his seventh strikeout, finishing off his outing. He has always been a ground ball pitcher that works to contact, so the strikeout total is a high mark for him. In fact, the last time Sadler reached seven in a game was back in July of 2012 with Bradenton, when he set...

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