Pirates Release Six Minor League Pitchers

The Pittsburgh Pirates released six minor leaguers this morning. Details on each player below. Logan Pevny – Pevny was a 49th round prep pitcher taken in the 2010 draft. He’s a tall, skinny pitcher who throws in the upper 80s, and tops out at 92 with sink to his fastball. He threw for State College last year, pitching in relief. The right-hander had good overall numbers, with a 2.08 ERA, but needed some improvement on his...

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Pirates Sign Minor League FA Billy Nowlin, Other Moves

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed minor league free agent Billy Nowlin and have assigned him to the State College Spikes.  Nowlin, an outfielder, was drafted in the 25th round by the Detroit Tigers in 2008, and has played as high as the AA level, hitting for a .268/.309/.465 line in 142 at-bats in the Eastern League.  This year he returned to low-A, where he had a .243/.324/.388 line in 152 at-bats, before being released by the...

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Transactions Recap: Thompson, Rodriguez, Cooper, Jackson

Catching up on the daily roster moves, since I was on the road all day, and haven’t figured out a way to clone myself yet: -To make room for Chase d’Arnaud on the 40-man roster, the Pirates designated left handed pitcher Aaron Thompson for assignment.  Thompson was acquired off of waivers in December from the Washington Nationals.  The former first round pick got off to a good start in Altoona, before struggling and...

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Pirates Sign 18th Round Pick Josh Poytress

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signings of 18th round pick Josh Poytress and 32nd round pick David Jagoditsh.  We already knew about Jagoditsh, as we reported on Saturday that he had agreed to terms. Poytress, a left handed pitcher, was originally drafted by the Houston Astros in the 16th round out of high school, but chose to go to Fresno State.  He sits in the upper 80s with his fastball, and tops out at 92.  He also throws a...

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Rounds 16-20: Pirates Grab Aaron Brown

The Pittsburgh Pirates added a little bit of variety in the 16-20 rounds.  They took a college pitcher, their first since taking Gerrit Cole in the first round.  They also drafted a prep shortstop.  The highlight of this group of rounds was 17th round pick Aaron Brown, a two way player who ranks as the 149th best prospect in Baseball America’s rankings.  Brown is a left handed pitcher and an outfielder, but the Pirates drafted...

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