Prospect Watch: Taillon Strikes Out Six; Polanco Hits 12th Homer
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Prospect Watch: Taillon Strikes Out Six; Polanco Hits 12th Homer

Top Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, Top Hitter: Elvis Escobar, HR: Darren Ford, Gregory Polanco, Walker Gourley

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Top Performers: Stetson Allie Continued His Hot Hitting Last Week

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the...

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Prospect Watch: Cole and Pimentel Have Good Starts, Lambo and Garcia Homer

Top Pitcher: Gerrit Cole, Top Hitter: Darren Ford, HR: Darren Ford, Andrew Lambo, Willy Garcia

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Indianapolis Has Their Own Comeback, Scoring Nine Runs in the Seventh to Win 12-7

When starting pitcher Corey Kluber struck out Jerry Sands to open the top of the seventh inning of Sunday afternoon’s game at Huntington Park, the Columbus Clippers appeared to have seized the high ground over the Indianapolis Indians. Five Clippers’ tallies over the fourth and fifth innings had cooled off hot Indianapolis starter Andy Oliver. Columbus’ 5-2 lead presented a clear eight-out path to victory. Few could have foreseen the...

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First Pitch: Where Will All of the 1B/OF Options Fit?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added a lot of 1B/OF options for their major league squad in the last year. They traded for Travis Snider and Gaby Sanchez at the trade deadline. They acquired Clint Robinson in a minor trade with Kansas City. Starling Marte made the jump to the majors in the second half of the 2012 season. They got Jerry Sands in the Joel Hanrahan trade. They signed minor league free agents like Felix Pie, Brad Hawpe, and...

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