Top Performers: Clay Holmes Showing Why He’s a Top Prospect
Aug06

Top Performers: Clay Holmes Showing Why He’s a Top Prospect

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. The top five short season pitchers are also highlighted in a separate group, since most of those guys only go 4-5 innings max, and don’t have a good chance of being highlighted in the top ten. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a...

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2013 GCL Pirates Season Preview
Jun21

2013 GCL Pirates Season Preview

The GCL Pirates started their 2013 season today, losing 6-4 to the GCL Yankees. In the past we’ve had limited reports on the GCL guys. Most of those reports have come from pre-draft or pre-international signing talks, analyzing stats, or just the limited times we’ve seen the teams. In the past few years Wilbur Miller has seen the GCL team during the season a few times, and I’ve seen them for a few games, but the...

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Pirates Sign 22nd Round Pick Henry Hirsch
Jun21

Pirates Sign 22nd Round Pick Henry Hirsch

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Henry Hirsch, their 22nd round draft pick from the 2013 draft. He has been assigned to the Gulf Coast League roster. Hirsch pitched for the University of New Haven this season, making eight starts and three relief appearances.  He went 4-3, 3.81 in 59 innings, with 60 strikeouts, a 1.44 WHIP and a .283 BAA. Hirsch is the 18th player to sign with the Pirates from this year’s...

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Rounds 21-25: Finding the Next Phil Irwin

Just before the 24th round I was thinking about Phil Irwin. Back in 2009, Irwin was taken in the 21st round out of Mississippi. At the time he looked like he had some promise. In fact, this was my recap of the pick: I really like the pick of Irwin, which gives us two of Mississippi’s top three starters this year (maybe we can get the top guy next year, Drew Pomeranz, who is a 6’5″, 231 pound lefty that posted a 124:37 K/BB ratio in...

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