Winter Leagues: Polanco and Escogido on Verge of Elimination
Jan28

Winter Leagues: Polanco and Escogido on Verge of Elimination

On Monday night in the Dominican Winter League finals, Gregory Polanco and Escogido lost 3-1, putting them on the brink of elimination. Polanco went 1-for-3 with a walk and sacrifice bunt. In his previous two games combined, he went 4-for-6 with five walks. Game eight of the best-of-nine series is tonight at 6:30 PM EST (start time was changed from 4:05 PM) and can be viewed online at Escogido.com. Nothing else was going on in Winter...

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Pirates Have Seven in Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects
Jan27

Pirates Have Seven in Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects

Last week, MLB.com released their top 100 prospects, with the Pittsburgh Pirates having six players on the list. Today, Baseball Prospectus released their top 101 prospects, and the Pirates are once again well represented. This time they have seven players on the list. The top prospect in the rankings is Jameson Taillon, who comes in at number 19 overall. That’s down from his 2013 ranking of 11, and is also down from his MLB.com...

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Winter Leagues: Polanco Reaches Base Five Times In Victory
Jan27

Winter Leagues: Polanco Reaches Base Five Times In Victory

After Gregory Polanco’s last game in the playoffs, we used the title “Polanco Reaches Base Four Times In Victory“. Just one game later, he one-upped himself, reaching base five times in Escogido’s 9-6 win. Polanco went 1-for-2, walking four times and hitting a ninth inning RBI single. He was a big part of his team’s offense, coming around to score on three of those walks. Escogido has now won three...

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Winter Leagues: Mixed Results For Top Pirates Prospects In Winter Ball
Jan26

Winter Leagues: Mixed Results For Top Pirates Prospects In Winter Ball

For the last three weeks, we have been releasing the reports for the top twenty Pittsburgh Pirates prospects in our 2014 Prospect Guide. Starting tomorrow and running through Friday, we will post the reports for the top five spots and there should be no surprise over who is number one on that list. This year in  Winter ball, six of the top twenty prospects got into action and two of them are still playing. Below is a brief summary of...

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Prospect Videos: More Gregory Polanco Greatness and a New Shortstop
Jan25

Prospect Videos: More Gregory Polanco Greatness and a New Shortstop

Here are a few short videos to enjoy on your Saturday morning. Earlier in the week I posted two Gregory Polanco videos highlighting his power (a home run) and his speed (beating out a chopper to second base). Today there are two more Polanco clips, both coming from Imo Kemp, who is a must follow on Twitter (click the link to go to his Twitter page). The first clip is a response to Polanco beating out a grounder to second base this...

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