First Pitch: Do the Pirates Have the Top Farm System?

The St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Twins get a lot of praise for their farm systems. However, Jeff Passan talked with one longtime scout who said that the Pittsburgh Pirates were the team with the top farm system, and that it’s not close. Passan went on to highlight all of the usual names. He didn’t mention Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon, but did mention Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson. He focused a lot on Tyler...

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Top Performers: Gerrit Cole Is Finally the Top Weekly Performer

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 rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s...

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Prospect Watch: Gerrit Cole Throws Seven Shutout, Sanchez, Lambo, and Allie Homer
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Prospect Watch: Gerrit Cole Throws Seven Shutout, Sanchez, Lambo, and Allie Homer

Top Pitcher: Gerrit Cole, Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez, HR: Tony Sanchez, Matt Hague, Jerry Sands, Andrew Lambo, Stetson Allie

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First Pitch: Thoughts on the Bullpen, Mercer, Taillon, Cole, and the Reds

Thursday is podcast recording day, which means I spent most of my time today writing articles for the site, recording tomorrow’s show, and editing that show. Therefore, rather than a formal article, we’re going to do a Thursday thoughts article again. **Put me down as someone who isn’t concerned with the bullpen usage. If we’re talking about the middle relievers, there’s plenty of depth in Indianapolis....

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Minor League Schedule: Cole Leads First Place Indianapolis Into Columbus

5/31/13 Starters: Gerrit Cole, Ethan Hollingsworth, Eliecer Navarro, Orlando Castro

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