All posts tagged "Elvis Escobar"

  • Analysis
    The International(s)

    Today my friends and I took in the major league team's at McKechnie against the Rays, but I wanted to also talk about our visit to Pirate City in the morning to see the minor leaguers. Unfortunately for us (me), most of the key Low A/High A guys like Taillon, ZVR, Cain,...

  • International News
    Pirates 2011 International Spending Review

    Baseball America has released the 2011 international spending information, noting the top overall spenders, and the top 30 individual bonuses. The Pirates finished sixth overall in 2011, spending $4.09 M. They were fourth overall in 2010 after the signing of Luis Heredia drove them to $5 M. Two of the top 30...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Prospect Notebook: Situational Pitching

    After two weeks of watching bullpen sessions, live batting practice, fielding drills, and every other activity that wasn't a game, I was looking forward to the start of the schedule in minor league camp. That schedule started today, with the first three days listed as camp days. Usually that means intrasquad games...

  • Analysis
    (Video) Elvis Escobar Taking Batting Practice at Pirate City

    The Pirates signed outfielder Elvis Escobar last year for $570,000 out of Venezuela. Escobar was the second biggest signing, behind Harold Ramirez. He's related to five players who have played in the majors, including Kelvim and Alcides Escobar. When signed, Escobar was described as having above average baseball instincts and a good...

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