Winter League Recap: Pirates Start Their Season in Venezuela
Oct12

Winter League Recap: Pirates Start Their Season in Venezuela

The Venezuelan Winter League started their season on Thursday night with six current Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players on the Opening Day rosters. On Friday night, four of those players made their season debut. The number of Pirates players in the league will fluctuate as players are signed as minor league free agents or are released, plus some players only play partial season, so they may leave the team early or start their...

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Prospect Notebook: Clay Holmes Showing Steady Progression This Year
Aug14

Prospect Notebook: Clay Holmes Showing Steady Progression This Year

The West Virginia Power played a total of 12 games in Lakewood this year, so I got to see a little more of the team than usual. Early in the season, it was the power display by Stetson Allie and the pitching of Tyler Glasnow that impressed me the most. As the season went on, I noticed improvements each start from Clay Holmes and better hitting from Josh Bell, particularly in this last series for both of them. Yesterday I looked at the...

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Luis Heredia Has a Strong Start a Few Days Before His 19th Birthday
Aug08

Luis Heredia Has a Strong Start a Few Days Before His 19th Birthday

The West Virginia Power have dominated the Lakewood BlueClaws this year and tonight was no different. Behind strong pitching from Luis Heredia and some sloppy play by the BlueClaws defense, the Power won 6-0 in game one of a four game series. Through eight innings, Lakewood had just two hits, both coming off Heredia in the second inning. They had two hits in the ninth, but couldn’t get on the scoreboard. The Power had 12 hits on...

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Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes Activated From the West Virginia DL

Keeping track of the minor league moves in the system today: **Barrett Barnes has been activated from the West Virginia disabled list. He had missed time with a hamstring issue. **Junior Sosa has been promoted to Bradenton. **Jhondaniel Medina has been transferred from Bradenton to West Virginia.

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Minor Moves: Jason Townsend Activated From DL, Cesar Lopez to Bradenton

Here are the latest minor league transactions. **Altoona has placed Jeff Inman and Justin Howard on the disabled list. Jason Townsend has been activated from the disabled list and Zach Thornton has been promoted from Bradenton. **Bradenton added Cesar Lopez from extended Spring Training to replace Thornton. They also recently added Jhondaniel Medina to replace Quinton Miller, who was promoted to Altoona...

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