Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Stays Hot; Two Draft Picks Off to Good Starts
Jun16

Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Stays Hot; Two Draft Picks Off to Good Starts

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 (Casey Sadler #16). 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...

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Josh Bell Named FSL Player of the Week
Jun16

Josh Bell Named FSL Player of the Week

Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Josh Bell has been named the Player of the Week in the Florida State League for the week ending June 15th. The 21-year-old right fielder is the first Marauders player to win the award this year. Bell went 6-for-13 with a home run in each of the last three games. He drove in five runs during a week that was abbreviated due to the FSL All-Star game. Bell participated in the All-Star game and went 0-for-4 with...

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Top 10 Hitters: Could Josh Bell Be in Line For a Promotion Soon?
Jun16

Top 10 Hitters: Could Josh Bell Be in Line For a Promotion Soon?

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: Tyler Glasnow Dominates Again, Josh Bell Homers Twice
Jun12

Prospect Watch: Tyler Glasnow Dominates Again, Josh Bell Homers Twice

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 (Casey Sadler #16). 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...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gregory Polanco
Jun11

Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gregory Polanco

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. For the second year in a row, the Pittsburgh Pirates have graduated their top prospect the week following the draft. This adds the ability to see what the system looks like with a new top prospect. Before we begin...

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