White Sox Asking For Top Prospects For Rios; Have Interest in Dickerson
Jul30

White Sox Asking For Top Prospects For Rios; Have Interest in Dickerson

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago White Sox have been linked in the Alex Rios and Alexei Ramirez trade discussions all throughout the trade season. Today Travis Sawchik and Rob Biertempfel reported that the White Sox asked for Jameson Taillon or Gregory Polanco for Rios. Also, per @BiertempfelTrib, the White Sox asked for Taillon or Polanco for Rios. They were quickly told 'no' by Pirates — Travis Sawchik...

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Pirates Have Five in Jonathan Mayo’s Updated Top 100
Jul30

Pirates Have Five in Jonathan Mayo’s Updated Top 100

Over the weekend, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com released his mid-season top 100 prospects. The list, along with the updated Pirates top 20 prospects, can be found on the MLB Prospect Watch page. Five Pirates made the top 100 list: Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, Austin Meadows, and Luis Heredia. Taillon was ranked 12th overall, which is right around where he has been ranked in a lot of these mid-season lists. The report...

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First Pitch: Using Hanson and Polanco Helps to Predict Future Promotions
Jul29

First Pitch: Using Hanson and Polanco Helps to Predict Future Promotions

Every year at the start of the year I get the same questions: When do you think (Insert Player) will be promoted to (Insert level that is one higher than his current level)? Of course then I get the same question over and over until that player is promoted. At which point I get the same question, only for the next level. I understand it. The only purpose of the minor leagues is developing prospects. People want to see progress, and...

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Prospect Watch: Altoona Throws No-Hitter, Indianapolis Gets No-Hit
Jul25

Prospect Watch: Altoona Throws No-Hitter, Indianapolis Gets No-Hit

Top Pitcher: Clay Holmes, Top Hitter:, Home Runs: Andrew Lambo, Max Moroff, Gregory Polanco, Austin Meadows

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Nick Kingham Overcomes Slow Start In Trenton
Jul23

Nick Kingham Overcomes Slow Start In Trenton

Nick Kingham was on the mound for Altoona tonight as they took on the Trenton Thunder on the road. The game was delayed at the beginning due to a heavy downpour about a half hour before first pitch was scheduled. With the delay setting the game back 15 minutes, it looked like Kingham was off his game in the first inning, but he settled down for the next 4 2/3 innings, turning a poor beginning into a nice overall appearance. This is...

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