Minor Moves: Pirates Release Three More Minor Leaguers
Jul04

Minor Moves: Pirates Release Three More Minor Leaguers

I posted some of the minor league moves earlier this morning, but there have been more moves and a few more players released in the lower levels of the system this afternoon. Here are the latest moves: **Chris Lashmet was released. Lashmet had a .198/.295/.274 line in 106 at-bats this year for the Marauders. He’s a big guy at 6′ 4″, 230 pounds, but never used that size to hit for power, with a career .307 slugging...

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Jin-De Jhang Homers to Continue Hot Start; Brewer Throws Five Shutout Innings
Jun18

Jin-De Jhang Homers to Continue Hot Start; Brewer Throws Five Shutout Innings

After driving through a downpour, multiple traffic jams and an EZPass gate that would not lift, I made it to Mahoning Valley to check out the short-season Jamestown Jammers play their second game of the year. Let’s do this Power Rankings style: the 7 players who impressed me most on Tuesday night. This is┬ánot a ranking of the prospects as a whole, simply a small-sample-size look at one game and various musings. 1. Catcher Jin-De...

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2013 Jamestown Jammers Season Preview
Jun17

2013 Jamestown Jammers Season Preview

The 2013 Jamestown Jammers season begins today. Some of you may be wondering “Who are the Jamestown Jammers?” The Pirates used to have their short-season A-ball affiliate in State College. The contract with the Spikes ended last year, and the Spikes opted to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals. Thus the Pirates moved their short-season A-ball team to Jamestown. Everything is the same as it was with State College, except for...

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State College Spikes 2012 Season Recap: Hitters

The Spikes didn’t have many standout young hitting prospects. Most of the younger prospects skipped over State College this year and went directly to West Virginia. Alen Hanson, Gregory Polanco, Jose Osuna, and Willy Garcia all played in the GCL last year, and a few of them stopped briefly in State College at the end of the year before moving on to West Virginia this season. Below are the stats from each hitter in State College,...

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