Minor Moves: Pirates Release Avila and Herrand; Hanson to the DL
Jul04

Minor Moves: Pirates Release Avila and Herrand; Hanson to the DL

Catching up on all of the minor league transactions from the last few days. **Jerry Sands and Matt Curry are both on rehab assignments with the GCL Pirates. **Eric Avila has been released by the Pirates. The third baseman was hitting for a .234/.259/.414 line in 111 at-bats this year. He was doing well in the month of June, with a .339/.383/.554 line in 56 at-bats. However, he was mostly crushing lefties, with a .548 OPS against...

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Pirates Sign 28th Round Pick Jerry Mulderig
Jun28

Pirates Sign 28th Round Pick Jerry Mulderig

According to Anthony Coleman of the New Jersey Times, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 28th round pick Jerry Mulderig out of Rider University. He’s a 6′ 4″, 205 pound right-handed pitcher, although he’s seen very little time on the mound, with just 29.1 innings over the last two years. MulderigĀ spent most of his time as an outfielder, batting .305 in 112 games, getting on base at a decent clip, with 24 stolen...

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Rounds 26-30: The Injury Concerns that Come With College Pitchers

One way to avoid the sometimes ridiculous arm abuse of pitchers in the college ranks is to go with high school arms. Another approach would be to draft guys who haven’t been pitching that long. The Pirates did just that, and did it back to back in the 28th and 29th rounds. Jerry Mulderig has spent most of his time at Rider University as an outfielder, and has the chance to develop a plus fastball due to his frame. Stinnett spent...

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