Minor Moves: Altoona Roster Changes, JaCoby Jones Listed Day-to-Day, Pitcher Released
Jun22

Minor Moves: Altoona Roster Changes, JaCoby Jones Listed Day-to-Day, Pitcher Released

The Altoona Curve had a bunch of roster moves on Sunday, mostly due to their involvement in a brawl on Wednesday. There is some news and non-news on two players that has missed the last two games and we tie up some loose ends with the Dominican League Pirates team. Three players have served their suspensions already and returned to action on Sunday. Jarek Cunningham, Gift Ngoepe and Yao-Hsun Yang each served three game suspensions,...

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First Pitch: The Pirates Are Stockpiling Shortstop Prospects
Jun22

First Pitch: The Pirates Are Stockpiling Shortstop Prospects

Today I was working on the GCL Preview, and noticed how many shortstops the Pirates have at the level. The main guy to watch this year will be 2014 first round pick Cole Tucker, although there are some other promising guys at the same level. Sam Kennelly received $225,000 out of Australia, and started the first two games while Tucker gets ready for his season to begin. Nelson Jorge was taken in the draft this year, and has the skills...

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Prospect Watch: Luis Heredia’s Best Start of the Year; JaCoby Jones Homers
Jun16

Prospect Watch: Luis Heredia’s Best Start of the Year; JaCoby Jones Homers

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Casey Sadler #16). If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gregory Polanco
Jun11

Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gregory Polanco

We usually release our mid-season prospect rankings right after the MLB draft. This not only shows the updated rankings with half of the minor league season in the books, but it also shows where the new draft picks fit in. For the second year in a row, the Pittsburgh Pirates have graduated their top prospect the week following the draft. This adds the ability to see what the system looks like with a new top prospect. Before we begin...

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Prospect Watch: Multi-Hit Day For JaCoby Jones and Harold Ramirez
Jun11

Prospect Watch: Multi-Hit Day For JaCoby Jones and Harold Ramirez

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Casey Sadler #16). If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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