Top Performers: Pirates Hitters Cutting Down on Strikeouts in the Minors
Apr28

Top Performers: Pirates Hitters Cutting Down on Strikeouts in the Minors

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, 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 top ten players from the last...

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Prospect Highlights: Homer From Gift Ngoepe, Hits From Polanco and Lambo
Apr28

Prospect Highlights: Homer From Gift Ngoepe, Hits From Polanco and Lambo

In yesterday’s Prospect Highlights, the focus was the season that Gift Ngoepe is having at the plate. His defense is already Major League ready and his speed will be an asset, but coming into the 2014 season, it looked like his bat could keep him from reaching his big league dreams. He had a tough time in AA last year, then really struggled in the Arizona Fall League. The results are good early on, with Ngoepe drawing 17 walks...

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Prospect Highlights: Walk-Off In Indianapolis, Gift Ngoepe Showing Improvements
Apr27

Prospect Highlights: Walk-Off In Indianapolis, Gift Ngoepe Showing Improvements

Today’s prospect highlights include a few things from last night’s Indianapolis game. The video is the highlights of the entire game, so there are some lowlights here as well, such as Jeff Locke giving up some early runs and Daniel Schlereth allowing the go-ahead runs in the seventh inning. The game ends happy for Indianapolis, as Michael Martinez wins it with a walk-off single. Of note with prospects, Gregory Polanco...

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Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco With An Outfield Assist
Apr26

Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco With An Outfield Assist

During the first couple weeks of the season, we have seen Gregory Polanco hit for power, hit for average, show off his speed and make a fine defensive play. On Friday night, we got a glimpse of the fifth tool, picking up an outfield assist by throwing out a runner at home plate. It was his third outfield assist of this season and 39th of his career. One other highlight from Friday night’s Indianapolis game. While he isn’t...

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First Pitch: How Much Would Super Two Cost if a Player is Extended?
Apr26

First Pitch: How Much Would Super Two Cost if a Player is Extended?

I’ve written in the last few weeks about the cost of Super Two status, which can amount to an extra $10-15 M for a potential impact player like Gregory Polanco. This additional cost is a big factor in why pretty much every team, including the Pirates, will hold back a top prospect until the Super Two deadline passes. No team wants to pay an additional $10-15 M over the long-run, just for an extra six weeks of performance in the...

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