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.  Note 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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Prospect Watch: Harold Ramirez Returning Strong From Hamstring Injury
May15

Prospect Watch: Harold Ramirez Returning Strong From Hamstring Injury

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note 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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First Pitch: Where are the Pirates Breakout Prospects This Year?
May14

First Pitch: Where are the Pirates Breakout Prospects This Year?

Over the last few years, the Pittsburgh Pirates have had more than their fair share of breakout prospects. Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson stepped up in West Virginia in 2012. Tyler Glasnow emerged in 2013 at the same level. Guys like Nick Kingham, Stetson Allie, and Joely Rodriguez also improved their stock. The one thing about Polanco, Hanson, and Glasnow is that they were not only breakout prospects on a local level, but they were...

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