Top Performers: Strong Debuts From Heredia, Pimentel, Dickson, and More
Jun24

Top Performers: Strong Debuts From Heredia, Pimentel, Dickson, and More

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 top five short season pitchers are also highlighted in a separate group, since most of those guys only go 4-5 innings max, and don’t have a good chance of being highlighted in the top ten. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a...

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Prospect Watch: Lambo Homers Twice; Gomez Throws Five No Hit in Rehab Start
Jun20

Prospect Watch: Lambo Homers Twice; Gomez Throws Five No Hit in Rehab Start

Top Pitcher: Jeanmar Gomez, Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, HR: Josh Harrison, Andrew Lambo (2), Alex Dickerson

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Minor League Schedule: Gomez Tries Again For Second Rehab Start
Jun19

Minor League Schedule: Gomez Tries Again For Second Rehab Start

6/19/13 Starters: Jeanmar Gomez, Andy Oliver, Eliecer Navarro, Matt Benedict, Dovydas Neverauskas

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2013 Jamestown Jammers Season Preview
Jun17

2013 Jamestown Jammers Season Preview

The 2013 Jamestown Jammers season begins today. Some of you may be wondering “Who are the Jamestown Jammers?” The Pirates used to have their short-season A-ball affiliate in State College. The contract with the Spikes ended last year, and the Spikes opted to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals. Thus the Pirates moved their short-season A-ball team to Jamestown. Everything is the same as it was with State College, except for...

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First Pitch: A Few Cases of Increased Velocity, and the More Important Skill

Today I wrapped up the West Virginia Power 2012 season recap. The three lowest levels in the farm system are now complete, which covers a lot of the young pitchers in the system. It also covers a lot of the guys who fall under the “projectable frame” category. You might see that term used a lot. When a pitcher has a projectable frame, it usually means that the pitcher is tall and skinny. The idea is that the pitcher could...

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