Analyzing the Recent Chain of Promotions in the Minor League System
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Analyzing the Recent Chain of Promotions in the Minor League System

We’ve reached the half way point in the minor league season, which usually means a few things. It means you’ve got new draft picks entering the system, with almost all of those guys going to the short-season leagues. It means you’ve got those short-season leagues starting up. And it means you’re going to start seeing a lot of promotions throughout the minors. The Pirates saw a lot of promotions over the last...

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Prospect Notebook: Huntington Explains the Polanco, Pimentel, and Kingham Promotions

In the last week the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Gregory Polanco, Nick Kingham, and Stolmy Pimentel. Today at PNC Park, Neal Huntington explained to reporters what led to those decisions from each individual player. Gregory Polanco Polanco was one of the biggest breakout hitters in all of minor league baseball last year. He followed that up with a .312/.364/.472 line in 218 at-bats in the Florida State League this year, which is...

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Prospect Watch: Polanco Collects Three Hits In Altoona Debut

Top Pitcher: Casey Sadler, Top Hitter: Matt Hague, Home Runs: Jarek Cunningham, Brett Carroll, Matt Hague, Dilson Herrera, Jerry Sands

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Gregory Polanco Promoted to Altoona

According to Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus, Gregory Polanco is being promoted to Altoona. Already a no doubt top 25 prospect in the game, #Pirates OF Gregory Polanco on his way to AA. #want — Jason Parks (@ProfessorParks) June 13, 2013 Polanco has been having a great season, hitting for a .312/.364/.472 line in 218 at-bats, with 17 doubles and six homers. The offensive numbers are even more impressive when you consider that...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gerrit Cole

We usually release our mid-season prospect rankings right after the MLB draft. This not only shows the updated rankings with half of the minor league season in the books, but it also shows where the new draft picks fit in. This year we held the rankings for a few days due to Gerrit Cole making his major league debut. Cole was included in the rankings that were submitted, and was the consensus choice as the top prospect in the system....

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