Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia’s Walk Off Homer; Cody Dickson Strikes Out 7
Apr09

Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia’s Walk Off Homer; Cody Dickson Strikes Out 7

Here are a pair of highlights to get you through your afternoon. Last night the Altoona Curve won 4-3, thanks to four different solo home runs. The game winner came off the bat of Willy Garcia, who hit a line drive home run to the left-center gap. Garcia has a ton of raw power, as shown by this home run. His big drawback is that he lacks plate patience, leading to a lot of strikeouts and not a lot of walks. That’s going to be a...

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Top Performers: Even Without Taillon and Glasnow, Pirates Get Strong Pitching
Apr07

Top Performers: Even Without Taillon and Glasnow, Pirates Get Strong Pitching

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. Normally in this weekly article, the top ten scores would be the only ones included in the write-up below. Since this was a shortened week, only the top 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...

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Minor League Schedule: Doubleheaders For Altoona and Indianapolis
Apr04

Minor League Schedule: Doubleheaders For Altoona and Indianapolis

Today’s Starters: Jake Brigham, Brandon Cumpton, A.J. Morris, Adrian Sampson, John Kuchno, Cody Dickson

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First Pitch: Picking Two Pirates Breakout Candidates From Each Level
Apr03

First Pitch: Picking Two Pirates Breakout Candidates From Each Level

The 2014 Minor League baseball season begins today. John Dreker has a schedule of the Opening Day starters in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ organization, with Nick Kingham being the highlight in Altoona. We will be releasing our previews of each level in the morning, and starting the nightly Prospect Watch after all of the day’s games are over. To prepare for the season, let’s take a look at two breakout candidates from...

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First Pitch: The Annual “West Virginia is the Team to Watch” Post
Feb27

First Pitch: The Annual “West Virginia is the Team to Watch” Post

Earlier today, Baseball Prospectus rated the Pittsburgh Pirates with the third best farm system in baseball. They’ve been rated in the top three by pretty much every outlet, so the ranking isn’t the big news that came out of that article. The most encouraging thing was that BP said the Pirates had the talent to remain a top three farm system for years to come, even after they graduate Jameson Taillon and Gregory Polanco to...

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