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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Pirates Sign 11th Round Pick Erich Weiss to Over-Slot Deal
Jul12

Pirates Sign 11th Round Pick Erich Weiss to Over-Slot Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with 11th round pick Erich Weiss, according to Weiss on Twitter. So thankful that the Pirates have given me the opportunity to chase my dream!! Can't wait to get started! UT has been great, I will miss it! — Erich Weiss (@ErichWeiss6) July 7, 2013 Weiss had good numbers in his first two years with Texas, then slumped in his junior year, which could have been the reason he dropped...

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Draft Signing Updates: Meadows, Jones, Borden, and More
Jun19

Draft Signing Updates: Meadows, Jones, Borden, and More

The Pittsburgh Pirates officially signed Reese McGuire yesterday. That leaves them with four of their top ten round picks left to sign, including their first pick, Austin Meadows. Here are some updates on each player in the top ten rounds, as well as a few players outside of those rounds. **There haven’t been many updates on Meadows. This article in the Clemson Insider talks to Meadows and talks about the waiting game and how he...

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Rounds 11-15: Pirates Add Some Hitters to the System

The Pirates often go with a lot of pitchers, with Pirates fans asking for hitters. They started day three of the draft with five straight hitters. A few of these guys profile as organizational options, but that doesn’t mean they won’t have value. 15th round pick Max Rossiter should play a key role in Jamestown handling the young pitching staff. The Pirates saw a lot of value with that approach last year from Jacob...

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