All posts tagged "Elvis Escobar"

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirate City Results: All The Home Runs

    This time of year the pitching rotations in the Spring Training games get kind of crazy. Minor league rotations aren't like big league rotations. There are no Opening Day starters or number two starters. You pitch when you pitch. Pitchers are currently on a schedule in Spring Training, and that schedule carries...

  • Season Recaps
    GCL Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Top Prospects

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  • Season Recaps
    GCL Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Hitters

    This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a...

  • Prospect Reports
    Herrera Puts GCL Pirates One Game Away From Championship

    The GCL Pirates beat the GCL Red Sox today 5-2 in game one of the best of three GCL Finals. Dilson Herrera led the offense by going 3-for-5 on the day with a double, triple, and a homer, falling a single shy of the cycle. Third baseman Eric Wood also had three hits,...

  • 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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