2011 Top Pirates Prospects: #4 – Stetson Allie

The Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide was released last week, featuring 237 prospect reports, interviews with Jameson Taillon, Stetson Allie, Zack Von Rosenberg, and Zack Dodson, the 2011 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, the top ten prospects will be released on the site. Be sure to purchase your copy of...

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Luis Heredia to Start in GCL

Dejan Kovacevic reports that top Mexican pitching prospect Luis Heredia will start his career in the Gulf Coast League in 2011.  That’s a somewhat aggressive approach for the Pirates, having Heredia go to the States without any professional experience. The placement also raises the question as to when Heredia could arrive in the majors.  He is a very talented young pitcher, but he’s only 16 years old and a long way from...

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Two Left Handers Hit the Waiver Wire

The past few days have seen two left handed pitchers hit the waiver wire around baseball.  With the Pittsburgh Pirates holding the number one waiver claim, and in need of left handed relievers, let’s take a look at the two options available: Rommie Lewis, Toronto Blue Jays, DFA to make room for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera Lewis turned 28 in September, and is a big framed left hander, at 6′ 5″, 230 pounds.  In 18.2...

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