Prospect Watch: JaCoby Jones and Matt Hague Lead a Night of Home Runs
Jul02

Prospect Watch: JaCoby Jones and Matt Hague Lead a Night of Home Runs

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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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 Highlights: Alen Hanson Stays Hot, Matt Curry Goes Yard
Jun16

Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Stays Hot, Matt Curry Goes Yard

Alen Hanson had two hits on Sunday against Reading to extend his hit streak to 12 games. He has 70 hits on the season, with 24 going for extra bases. After posting a .607 OPS in April, Hanson upped it to .803 in May and his June OPS now sits at .911 through 11 games. Also on the highlights today, homers from the Matts. The first one is from Matt Curry, who hit his third homer of the season. He has a .783 OPS in 24 games. Matt Hague...

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Prospect Highlights: Lead-Off Homer From Gregory Polanco
Jun07

Prospect Highlights: Lead-Off Homer From Gregory Polanco

On Friday night in Syracuse, Gregory Polanco homered to lead-off the game, which turned out to be the only run of the game for the Indians. It was his seventh homer of the season. Polanco has been getting on base a ton in the lead-off spot, a total of 15 times in his seven games at the top. He’s also making amazing contact at the plate, striking out just once in his last 49 plate appearances. He also has 15 stolen bases this...

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Prospect Highlights: Heads Up Play By Gregory Polanco
Jun04

Prospect Highlights: Heads Up Play By Gregory Polanco

The last two days were basically Gregory Polanco showing off tools, with a nice shoestring catch and a stolen base on Monday, then a terrific catch and an RBI hit yesterday. We need to see something else though, so how about a heads up play in the outfield, followed by a strong throw to second base for an out? I’m assuming he will complete the five tool show tonight with a home run so we can feature it tomorrow. While Gregory...

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