Pirates Have Four Players Among Youngest In Their League
Apr06

Pirates Have Four Players Among Youngest In Their League

J.J Cooper from Baseball America posted the lists of the ten youngest players in each league and four players in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system made the top ten in their league. Gregory Polanco is the sixth youngest in the International League. Alen Hanson ranks ninth in the Eastern League. Jin-De Jhang ranks tenth in the Florida State League. You won’t see Reese McGuire on the list(unless it gets updated), but he is...

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Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Picks Up Two Hits and an RBI in Bradenton Debut
Apr03

Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Picks Up Two Hits and an RBI in Bradenton Debut

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 (Tony Sanchez #11, Stolmy Pimentel #13). 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 (Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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First Pitch: Picking Two Pirates Breakout Candidates From Each Level
Apr03

First Pitch: Picking Two Pirates Breakout Candidates From Each Level

The 2014 Minor League baseball season begins today. John Dreker has a schedule of the Opening Day starters in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ organization, with Nick Kingham being the highlight in Altoona. We will be releasing our previews of each level in the morning, and starting the nightly Prospect Watch after all of the day’s games are over. To prepare for the season, let’s take a look at two breakout candidates from...

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Bradenton Marauders Announce Opening Day Roster
Mar31

Bradenton Marauders Announce Opening Day Roster

The Bradenton Marauders have announced their 2014 Opening Day roster. Among the top prospects to begin the season with the team are right fielder Josh Bell and catcher Jin-De Jhang. Pitcher Tyler Glasnow, who ranks third among prospects in the system, should join the team in 2-3 weeks once he recovers from a minor back injury that occurred during Spring Training. Clay Holmes was scheduled to make the team, but he will miss the entire...

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The Pirates Minor League Catcher Roster Crunch Appears to be Solved
Mar12

The Pirates Minor League Catcher Roster Crunch Appears to be Solved

The Pittsburgh Pirates looked like they had a roster crunch at the catcher position in the lower levels heading into the 2014 season. 2013 first round pick Reese McGuire was expected to make the jump to full season ball in West Virginia. Wyatt Mathisen started the 2013 season in West Virginia, but suffered a partially torn labrum early in the season, and was out of action by the end of April. His numbers struggled in his time at the...

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