All posts tagged "Duke Welker"

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: 12 Pirates Pitchers Who Throw 98+ MPH

    This week's podcast went up today, and on the show we talked about whether Gregory Polanco or...

  • Transactions
    Alex Presley Optioned to Triple-A, Duke Welker Recalled

    Duke Welker has been called up to the majors. (Photo Credit: David Hague) The Pittsburgh Pirates have...

  • Analysis
    Prospect Trends: Hanson’s Getting It in Gear While Pimentel’s Going the Other Way

    Lambo's gone deep eight times in May. Photo Credit: David Hague The farm system as a whole has been in something of a slump for a week or so, but a couple of former prospects are showing some power at the upper levels and one of the team's top prospects is overcoming...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Cole Making Progress, But Still Needs Those Strikeouts

    At the start of the year, the expectation from most Pirates fans was for Gerrit Cole to go to Triple-A as a formality, just long enough to get an extra year of control and avoid Super Two status. As it turned out, Cole had some work to do at the level before...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Relief Pitching Prospects Drawing Interest?

    Vic Black (pictured) and Duke Welker were seen by ten teams this weekend. Peter Gammons (via Will Flemming on Twitter) said on MLB Network that 10 teams were at Victory Field this weekend, looking at Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitching prospects Vic Black and Duke Welker. https://twitter.com/WillFlemming/status/334388745497370626 Both Black and Welker are hard...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Activate Francisco Liriano, Option Duke Welker

    Francisco Liriano has been activated for his start today. As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates have activated left-hander Francisco Liriano from the 15-day disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, they have optioned Duke Welker to Triple-A. Welker was recalled earlier this week to add some bullpen depth after Jeanmar Gomez...

  • Transactions
    Duke Welker Officially Recalled, Josh Harrison Optioned

    Duke Welker has been officially promoted. The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially recalled right-handed pitcher Duke Welker. To make room they've optioned Josh Harrison to Triple-A. This is Getting Old first reported yesterday that Duke Welker was on his way to Pittsburgh. Welker has been on the 40-man roster for the last year, and is...

  • Transactions
    Duke Welker Heading to Pittsburgh

    Duke Welker is heading to Pittsburgh. The guys over at This is Getting Old are reporting that Duke Welker is on his way to Pittsburgh, and likely to officially join the team after Jeanmar Gomez makes his start tonight. Gomez would be unavailable for a few days after the start, which would...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Pirates Have a Lot of Pitching Depth in Indianapolis

    The Indianapolis Indians are off to a 19-7 start this year, which is their best start in 54 years. The last time they started off this well was in 1959, when they went 22-7 to start the year. Minor league wins and losses don’t mean much. The main focus is developing players...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Time to Start Looking at the Bullpen Depth

    Jose Contreras could be a 7th inning option for the Pirates soon. If there's one thing the Pirates have been good at, it has been finding relievers. Jason Grilli, Mark Melancon, and even guys like Jeanmar Gomez and Vin Mazzaro have come cheap for their production. Those bullpen scouting skills look like...

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