2013 Altoona Curve Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects
Oct18

2013 Altoona Curve Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

Altoona had an impressive group of prospects throughout the year, although they didn’t start off with a good looking team. The breakouts of Andrew Lambo and Stolmy Pimentel, plus the mid-season promotions of Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, and Nick Kingham, turned the Altoona Curve into one of the most talented teams in the minors throughout the 2013 season. Below is a recap of the hitters and pitchers at the level, followed by...

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Taillon, Polanco, and Kingham are Top Eastern League Prospects
Oct14

Taillon, Polanco, and Kingham are Top Eastern League Prospects

Baseball America released their top 20 prospects from the 2013 Eastern League, and the Pittsburgh Pirates had three players on the list. Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, and Nick Kingham were all ranked, with the latter two playing the second half of the season at the level. Taillon was ranked sixth overall in the league, and the third best pitcher. Baseball America noted that his changeup improved to the point that some rate it...

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Winter League Recap: Gregory Polanco Will Play Winter Ball in Dominican
Oct13

Winter League Recap: Gregory Polanco Will Play Winter Ball in Dominican

In Winter League action from Saturday night, three Pittsburgh Pirates minor leaguers got into action, two in the Venezuelan League and one in Mexico. We also have news of two other players that will be playing Winter ball in the Dominican. In Venezuela, Jose Osuna got his first AB last night after appearing as a defensive replacement in his first game. Osuna grounded out as a pinch hitter in the eighth, then finished the game on...

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Polanco, Kingham, and Hanson Are Top Prospects in the FSL
Oct07

Polanco, Kingham, and Hanson Are Top Prospects in the FSL

Baseball America released their top prospects from the 2013 Florida State League, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have three players on the list. Gregory Polanco, Nick Kingham, and Alen Hanson all made the top 20, giving the Pirates three players on a top 20 list for the first time this season. Polanco was the first prospect ranked, and came in fourth overall. Baseball America noted that the biggest question with Polanco is his power...

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Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 75 Prospects
Sep29

Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 75 Prospects

John Sickels released his top 75 prospects for the end of the season, and had six Pirates on the list. Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Austin Meadows, Tyler Glasnow, Alen Hanson, and Reese McGuire all made the list, with several in the top 50. Jameson Taillon was the first prospect ranked, ending up 12th on the list. Taijuan Walker, Archie Bradley, and Noah Syndergaard ranked ahead of Taillon, making him the fourth pitcher on the...

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