All posts tagged "Clay Holmes"

  • Top Performers
    Top Performers: Stolmy Pimentel is Helping to Make the Hanrahan Trade Look Good

    Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates' farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates' minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 4/15/13

    Today's starters: Brandon Cumpton, David Bromberg, Francisco Liriano, Clay Holmes

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Gerrit Cole Bounced Early in Second Straight Start Due to Pitch Count

    Top Pitcher: Clay Holmes, Top Hitter: Josh Bell, HR: Josh Bell

  • 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...

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