Pirates Have Several Prospects on Baseball America’s Best Tools List

Last week, Baseball America released their best tools list for players in full season leagues. The Pirates had a lot of players who ended up on the various lists, with top prospects Starling Marte, Jameson Taillon, Gerrit Cole, Alen Hanson, and Gregory Polanco taking honors in their respective leagues. Indianapolis Starling Marte was active on the list, being named the top hitting prospect in the International League. He was also...

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Matt Curry and Dan Gamache Were the Top Hitters in the System Last Week

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, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. *Runs Created is a stat created by Bill James used to estimate how many runs an individual contributes to his team.┬áThere are many formulas...

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Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson Injury Updates

Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson both left tonight’s West Virginia game with injuries. I’ve confirmed that Polanco’s injury was an ankle injury, while Hanson left with a hip flexor injury. Both players are considered day-to-day and were removed from the game for precautionary measures. They will each be reevaluated...

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After The Trade Deadline: Updated Top 20 Prospects

A lot has changed since we last updated the top 20 prospects rankings after the draft. Mark Appel didn’t sign. Starling Marte was promoted, and will most likely lose his prospect eligibility by the end of the year. The Pirates traded Robbie Grossman, Rudy Owens, and Colton Cain. The short-season leagues started, giving us a look at what the younger prospects were working on in extended Spring Training. And some of those results...

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West Virginia Player Notes: Kingham, Hanson, Osuna, Polanco, Garcia, Montero

On the last day of the West Virginia series with the Lakewood Blueclaws, the Power took the game and the series, with a 4-1 victory. It was a quiet day from three of the four big bats in the lineup, but the other one was hitting the ball hard. Nick Kingham was on the mound to start the game, coming into the day with two straight appearances in which he threw six shutout innings. I’ll start the recap with Kingham’s day,...

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