Prospect Watch: Glasnow Continues Hot Streak; Pimentel Starts Rehab
Jun03

Prospect Watch: Glasnow Continues Hot Streak; Pimentel Starts Rehab

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 (Stolmy Pimentel #13). 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 #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Top 10 Hitters: A Week Profiling Depth and Trade Deadline Candidates
Jun02

Top 10 Hitters: A Week Profiling Depth and Trade Deadline Candidates

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: Gregory Polanco Moves to Lead-Off Spot
Jun01

Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco Moves to Lead-Off Spot

Gregory Polanco moved to the lead-off spot last night for Indianapolis, which led to speculation that he will bat lead-off for the Pittsburgh Pirates when he comes up. That is probably a safe assumption and the move gives him about ten days to get used to batting in the top spot. Polanco already has a solid approach at the plate and the speed to make things happen once he gets on base. He eventually will hit for more power, so he...

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Prospect Highlights: Homer From Jaff Decker, Fine Defense By Indianapolis
May30

Prospect Highlights: Homer From Jaff Decker, Fine Defense By Indianapolis

Just one video from yesterday’s action. It contains a lot, just not all of it is from actual prospects, but some days you just have to take what you can get. Here is the breakdown of what’s in this video: 1) Gregory Polanco with a strong throw to Tony Sanchez, who seems to bobble it in his glove. Throw beat the runner by plenty, but Sanchez never got the tag down. 2) Home run to center field from Jaff Decker. He showed...

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Prospect Highlights: Double From Harold Ramirez, Homer From McGuiness
May28

Prospect Highlights: Double From Harold Ramirez, Homer From McGuiness

It’s not often we get West Virginia Power highlights and this is the first time Harold Ramirez has been featured in one. Here he hits a double down the line in the ninth inning that brought home the tying run. The Power went on to lose the game in the bottom of the ninth inning. Ramirez had two hits in the game and since returning from a hamstring injury that cost him a month of the season, he is hitting .318/.390/.409 in 16...

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