All posts tagged "Jin-De Jhang"

  • Prospect Rankings
    Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gerrit Cole

    We usually release our mid-season prospect rankings right after the MLB draft. This not only shows the updated rankings with half of the minor league season in the books, but it also shows where the new draft picks fit in. This year we held the rankings for a few days due to...

  • International News
    Early Preview of the 2013 International Signing Class, Pirates Not In On Top Names

    On Baseball America this afternoon, Ben Badler posted his list of Ten International Prospects To Watch. It is a subscribers only article, but don't worry if you don't subscribe, yet want to know who the Pittsburgh Pirates are linked to among that group, he doesn't mention them once. In most years, that...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Looking at a Few 2013 Breakout Candidates

    In 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates featured two of the biggest breakout players in all of minor league baseball. Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson both had huge seasons, propelling each hitter onto national top 100 lists. During Spring Training last year, I identified Hanson and Polanco as breakout candidates, after watching them for...

  • Prospect Rankings
    Prospect Ranking Links: Jin-De Jhang, Tyler Waldron

    Over the last two weeks, every outlet has been releasing their top prospect lists for each individual team, as well as the top 100 prospects in the league. A few outlets have been releasing additional reports or rankings, beyond their usual top 20 or 30. Here are links to two of those...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Do the Pirates Have a Two-Way Catcher in Their Future?

    Jin-De Jhang Yesterday I was going over the traffic reports on the site, and noticed something interesting about the recent top 20 prospects countdown. The top three prospects, according to traffic, were Jin-De Jhang, Wyatt Mathisen, and Tony Sanchez, all in that order. I don't know why the only catchers in the...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Aggressively Ranking Prospects

    Today I posted the profile for the number 12 prospect in the system, Dilson Herrera. In the write-up I mentioned that Herrera was the favorite to be the 2013 version of Alen Hanson or Gregory Polanco. In somewhat of a coincidence, Charlie at Bucs Dugout posted a review of the 2013 Prospect...

  • Prospect Rankings
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #20 – Jin-De Jhang

    The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top...

  • Winter Leagues
    Gerrit Cole Throws Five Innings in Instructs Today

    Today was my first day covering the Fall Instructional Leagues this year. It turned out to be a good day to be at Pirate City, as top prospect Gerrit Cole was on the mound. Cole was going up against the Philadelphia farm system, and ended up throwing five innings of shutout ball....

  • Season Recaps
    GCL Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Top Prospects

    Complete GCL Coverage The Hitters The Pitchers Top Prospects When rating prospects this low in the minors, it's all about potential. These players are so far off that it's impossible to come up with player comps, or a range for their ceiling and floor in the majors. Some of these players might...

  • Season Recaps
    GCL Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Hitters

    The Gulf Coast League is one of the most pitcher friendly leagues in the minors. The parks are huge, and the weather can be brutal, playing at noon every day in Florida during some of the most humid months of the year. That's one thing to keep in mind when looking at...

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