Top 10 Hitters: Willy Garcia and the Other Talented Pirates Latin American Prospects
Jul28

Top 10 Hitters: Willy Garcia and the Other Talented Pirates Latin American Prospects

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, with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Notes on the top ten players from the last week can be found below the chart. *Runs Created is a stat created by Bill James used to estimate how many runs an individual...

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Prospect Watch: Jason Creasy Goes Over 43 Innings Without Issuing a Walk
Jul23

Prospect Watch: Jason Creasy Goes Over 43 Innings Without Issuing a Walk

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. 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 (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Barrett Barnes Dealing With Third Hamstring Injury; Osuna, Inman Close to Bradenton
May30

Barrett Barnes Dealing With Third Hamstring Injury; Osuna, Inman Close to Bradenton

Barrett Barnes was drafted in the compensation portion of the first round in 2012 by the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the pick they received for losing Ryan Doumit. So far in his pro career, the theme for the Texas Tech outfielder has been hamstring injuries. It has almost been two full years since Barnes was drafted, and he has seen just 374 plate appearances in pro ball, thanks to three different hamstring injuries. The third one...

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Minor Moves: Jose Osuna Goes on Disabled List, Paulino Injures Knee
May04

Minor Moves: Jose Osuna Goes on Disabled List, Paulino Injures Knee

Bradenton’s Jose Osuna went on the disabled list today with an oblique strain that occurred in the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader. He left after playing defense in the top of the first inning. The Marauders added D.J. Crumlich to their roster to take his place. Osuna has been hitting better than last year, when he put up a .655 OPS for Bradenton. He is hitting .282 with a .726 OPS in 23 games this year. Crumlich...

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First Pitch: How Ike Davis Impacts the First Base Prospects in the System
Apr24

First Pitch: How Ike Davis Impacts the First Base Prospects in the System

Now that Ike Davis is a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, they potentially have their first base position under control for the next three years. Davis might not work out, but if he plays up to his career numbers, he’ll be a good platoon player at the least. The Pirates didn’t have a great first base option for the long-term in the minor leagues. The best bet in the short-term was Andrew Lambo, who was a converted...

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