Baseball America Releases Their Best Tools Lists; Several Pirates Mentioned
Aug06

Baseball America Releases Their Best Tools Lists; Several Pirates Mentioned

Baseball America released their Best Tools lists for each level in the 2013 season. Below are the links to each level’s article, along with the Pirates who received recognition. Pittsburgh All of the Pirates awards were NL only. Pedro Alvarez was named as having the third best power, behind Carlos Gonzalez and Giancarlo Stanton. Andrew McCutchen was named the Most Exciting Player and the second best baserunner, behind Everth...

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Prospect Watch: Osuna Goes Deep Twice, Sadler Goes Six Shutout Innings
Aug02

Prospect Watch: Osuna Goes Deep Twice, Sadler Goes Six Shutout Innings

Top Pitcher: Casey Sadler, Top Hitter: Jose Osuna, Home Runs: Dilson Herrera, Jose Osuna, Mel Rojas Jr, Justin Howard

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Top Performers: Do the Pirates Have Their Future First Baseman in Alex Dickerson?
Jul22

Top Performers: Do the Pirates Have Their Future First Baseman in Alex Dickerson?

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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First Pitch: Which Prospects Should Be Available In Trades?
Jul16

First Pitch: Which Prospects Should Be Available In Trades?

Last night I wrote about how Gregory Polanco should be untouchable. Today I broke down the trade values of Alex Rios and Nate Schierholtz, and noted that Nick Kingham would be fair value for Rios and cash, but that I wouldn’t trade Kingham. I get asked a lot of questions about which prospects I would trade. I don’t really like that question because the answer is dependent on who you are trading for. As an example,...

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Prospect Notebook: First Looks At Barnes and Heredia Highlight Weekend Power Series
Jul01

Prospect Notebook: First Looks At Barnes and Heredia Highlight Weekend Power Series

This is the second time I’ve had a chance to see West Virginia play a four game series in Lakewood this year. The first time, the highlights of the series were the home runs hit by Stetson Allie and the pitching of Tyler Glasnow. This last four game series was a bit different — no Allie in the lineup, but Luis Heredia pitched his second game of the season. The recap for the first series can be read here and for everyone...

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