Minor Moves: Pirates Trade Jimmy Rider to Red Sox
Oct18

Minor Moves: Pirates Trade Jimmy Rider to Red Sox

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded minor league infielder Jimmy Rider to the Boston Red Sox for future considerations, per Baseball America. Rider tweeted earlier this week that he was a new member of the Red Sox. The Pittsburgh native was drafted in the 26th round of the 2012 draft out of Kent State. In the past two years he has had a .608 OPS in 234 minor league at-bats. Most of those have been in short-season ball. He has been...

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Top Performers: Buckner Showing Off His Power; Hanson Heating Up in Altoona
Aug26

Top Performers: Buckner Showing Off His Power; Hanson Heating Up in Altoona

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the...

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Prospect Watch: Some Good Performances From Possible September Call-Ups
Aug25

Prospect Watch: Some Good Performances From Possible September Call-Ups

Top Pitcher: Pat Ludwig, Top Hitter: Matt Hague, HR: Matt Hague, Jimmy Rider, Elvis Escobar

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Prospect Watch: Bell Hits 12th Homer; Strong Starts For Rodriguez and Creasy
Aug22

Prospect Watch: Bell Hits 12th Homer; Strong Starts For Rodriguez and Creasy

Top Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, Top Hitter: Nick Buckner, HR: Josh Bell, Jimmy Rider, Nick Buckner

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Minor Moves: Waldron Promoted to Altoona, Singer Added to Bradenton
Aug15

Minor Moves: Waldron Promoted to Altoona, Singer Added to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a bunch of minor league moves today and at least one more should be announced soon due to roster space. The biggest name moved today was Tyler Waldron, who was injured earlier in the season and has been pitching for Bradenton since he returned three weeks ago. Also moving to Altoona from Indianapolis was catcher Ali Solis, who was demoted to make room for newly-signed catcher Kelly Shoppach. With those two...

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