2014 Baseball America Top 10 Pirates Prospects
Nov18

2014 Baseball America Top 10 Pirates Prospects

Baseball America released their 2014 top ten prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates today. The write-up and the top tools can be seen here. The scouting reports for subscribers can be found here. Below are the rankings, along with some thoughts. 1. Gregory Polanco 2. Jameson Taillon 3. Tyler Glasnow 4. Austin Meadows 5. Nick Kingham 6. Alen Hanson 7. Josh Bell 8. Reese McGuire 9. Harold Ramirez 10. Luis Heredia Ben Badler describes the...

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Winter Leagues: Ramirez and Polo Come Up Big in Win
Nov18

Winter Leagues: Ramirez and Polo Come Up Big in Win

In the Dominican, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a single and run scored. He has reached base 43 times this year, picking up at least one hit or walk in 21 of his 22 games. Matt Hague went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in his team’s 3-0 loss. He is hitting .313 in 17 games. Oscar Tejeda hit a pinch-hit double and scored a run in the eighth inning of his team’s 13-11 loss. Tejeda stayed in the game and played left...

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Winter Leagues: Three Run Homer For Sands, Polanco Drives In Two
Nov16

Winter Leagues: Three Run Homer For Sands, Polanco Drives In Two

In the Dominican, Gregory Polanco had just one hit in five at-bats, but the hit was a big one at the time. With the bases loaded and his team down 7-2 in the ninth inning, Polanco singled home two runs. The comeback fell short, as Escogido lost 7-5 to the Aguilas. Polanco reached base earlier in the game on an error and came around to score his 16th run. In 20 games, he is hitting .333 with 19 RBIs. Only former Pirates infielder...

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Winter Leagues: Big Game For Harold Ramirez
Nov15

Winter Leagues: Big Game For Harold Ramirez

From Wednesday night in the Colombian League, Harold Ramirez had a big game in his team’s 11-2 win. Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a walk. He scored three runs, drove in two runs and stole two bases. He is 6-for-16 through five games. In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar came off the bench for the second straight day since being added to the Cardenales de Lara roster. He came in as a defensive replacement in left field during the top of the...

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Winter Leagues: Polanco Leads Team to Win Over Contreras
Nov13

Winter Leagues: Polanco Leads Team to Win Over Contreras

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-3 with a walk, run scored and RBI in his team’s 5-1 win. Both the walk and single came off Jose Contreras, who walked and got a fly ball out from Polanco last time they faced each other a month ago. Polanco is hitting .328 in 18 games, with 15 runs scored, 15 RBI’s and 14 walks. He ranks second in the DWL with a 1.041 OPS. Matt Hague played for the first time in...

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