All posts tagged "Clay Holmes"

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 4/10/13

    Today's Starters: Gerrit Cole, Casey Sadler, Robby Rowland, Clay Holmes

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Alex Presley Starts the Year With a Hot Bat

    Top Pitcher: Casey Sadler, Top Hitter: Mel Rojas, HR: Alex Presley, Mel Rojas

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 4/5/13

    Today's Starters: Gerrit Cole, Casey Sadler, Nick Kingham, Clay Holmes

  • Season Previews
    Is West Virginia Primed For Another Year of Breakout Players?

    I don't like same-organization player comps. I think they're lazy, and provide a very limited view. Yet we see them all the time. When the Pirates have a left-handed pitching prospect, he's just the next Zach Duke or Paul Maholm. The only reason he's compared to those players is because that's the...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirate City Results: Holmes, Kingham, Oliver, Escobar

    Elvis Escobar hit his third homer in two days. Today was a camp day at Pirate City. They held intra-squad games, with Indianapolis taking on Bradenton and West Virginia taking on the extended Spring Training group. The matchups were more even than it seems. The pitchers from each level threw for the...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The 2011 Draft is the Exact Opposite of the 2009 Draft

    In 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates spent a lot of money on prep pitchers in the middle rounds. The hope was that one of those pitchers could one day emerge as a top of the rotation option, which is something the Pirates hadn't seen in their system for a long time. So far...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Looking at a Few 2013 Breakout Candidates

    In 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates featured two of the biggest breakout players in all of minor league baseball. Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson both had huge seasons, propelling each hitter onto national top 100 lists. During Spring Training last year, I identified Hanson and Polanco as breakout candidates, after watching them for...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The FanGraphs Reports, and Luis Urena as a Sleeper

    Over the last month, Kiley McDaniel has been posting some great reports over at FanGraphs. I've been retweeting them on Twitter, but keep forgetting to link to them in the nightly First Pitch column. So here are links to all three reports, with some thoughts on each one. Gerrit Cole The first...

  • Prospect Rankings
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #11 – Clay Holmes

    The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20...

  • Prospect Rankings
    Baseball America’s 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

    Gerrit Cole is the number one prospect in the system. Baseball America has released their top 10 prospects for the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates.  The list can be viewed here, and subscribers can read the scouting reports here. For the second year in a row, Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon rank first and second...

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