All posts tagged "Luis Urena"

  • Prospect Reports
    GCL Notes: Curry and Mathisen Rehabbing; Draft Picks Easing Into Games

    The GCL Pirates played their first home game today, winning 3-2 against the GCL Yankees. I didn’t focus...

  • Season Previews
    2013 GCL Pirates Season Preview

    The GCL Pirates started their 2013 season today, losing 6-4 to the GCL Yankees. In the past...

  • Prospect Reports
    Extended Spring Training Notes: Dodson, Hurst, Ramirez, Montilla

    I was over at extended Spring Training this afternoon, where the Pirates were playing a game against the Phillies. Here are some observations from camp. **Zack Dodson got the start in the Jamestown game, going 3.1 innings and giving up three runs on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Dodson...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Josh Bell Has Been Working Out at IMG Academy

    Josh Bell attended the IMG Academy this off-season with Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, and Neil Walker. The 2012 season was supposed to be the first full pro season for top outfield prospect Josh Bell. Instead, the outfielder went down early in the season with a knee injury. After undergoing MCL surgery, he...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The FanGraphs Reports, and Luis Urena as a Sleeper

    Over the last month, Kiley McDaniel has been posting some great reports over at FanGraphs. I've been retweeting them on Twitter, but keep forgetting to link to them in the nightly First Pitch column. So here are links to all three reports, with some thoughts on each one. Gerrit Cole The first...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Instructional League Player Updates

    Games are underway in the Florida Instructional Leagues, and ESPN's Kiley McDaniel was covering the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon. Below are some tweets from McDaniel on today's progress from some of the players, along with some of my notes below those tweets. http://twitter.com/kileymcd/status/251383411367899136 http://twitter.com/kileymcd/status/251403038080770048 My Notes: Allie definitely has some raw power....

  • 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...

  • Prospect Reports
    GCL Pirates Win First Gulf Coast League Championship in Franchise History

    The GCL Pirates defeated the GCL Red Sox 5-2 today, winning their first ever Gulf Coast League Championship since the Pirates joined the Gulf Coast League in 1968. The Pirates were led by Tyler Glasnow, who threw four shutout innings, and Luis Urena, who hit a three run homer in the fourth...

  • Prospect Reports
    GCL Pirates Advance to Gulf Coast League Championship

    The Gulf Coast League playoffs began today with a one game Wild Card round. The GCL Pirates captured the Wild Card spot, and took on the GCL Cardinals in round one. The Pirates beat the Cardinals 1-0 to advance to the GCL Finals, where they will take on the GCL Red Sox....

  • Prospect Reports
    GCL Pirates Notes: Herrera, Allie, Lopez, Jhang, Herrand

    The last two days I watched the GCL Pirates in action, seeing a lot of the new draft picks and a lot of the lower level guys in action. The Pirates won 5-1 today, thanks to home runs from Dilson Herrera and Luis Urena, along with good pitching from Cesar Lopez. Below...

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