DSL Pirates 2013: Ten Prospects to Watch
Aug30

DSL Pirates 2013: Ten Prospects to Watch

Complete DSL Coverage The Hitters The Pitchers Ten Prospects to Watch Last Year’s Ten Prospects to Watch As I mention every time I do these things, it is a lot more difficult to predict the top prospects at this level than it is at any other level. This season I have been fortunate enough to get much more input on the players. So rather than relying solely on things like bonuses, age/size, initial scouting reports when they sign...

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DSL Pirates 2013 Season Recap: Hitters
Aug30

DSL Pirates 2013 Season Recap: Hitters

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a successful season in the DSL this year. Their one affiliate made the playoffs and the other one finished well above the .500 mark. When you consider that most teams only have enough players to fill one roster and some of those teams aren’t even good, you realize that there is probably some talent in the ranks for the Pirates. They had strong pitching all year long, with some impressive numbers put up...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates2 Drop Playoff Series to Tigers
Aug28

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates2 Drop Playoff Series to Tigers

The first round of the Dominican Summer League playoffs wrapped up this morning, with the Pirates2 taking on the Tigers in the finale of a best-of-three series. The Tigers won big in game one, then almost made a comeback in game two after the Pirates2 took an early lead. With the series on the line, the Pirates2 turned to 19-year-old righty Eduardo Vera, who had an impressive season this year. He went 1-0, 1.95 in 13 starts and one...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates2 Lose Badly to Tigers in Playoff Opener
Aug26

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates2 Lose Badly to Tigers in Playoff Opener

The Dominican Summer League playoffs started today, with the Pirates2 taking on the Detroit Tigers affiliate. The playoff format is best of three in the first round, with the two best teams in the league getting first round byes. The Pirates2 won the Wildcard spot with a 46-26 record, so they met up against the Tigers, who finished 49-22 on the season. The two teams played each other four times during the regular season, splitting a...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates1 End Season With One-Hitter, Pirates2 Make Playoffs
Aug25

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates1 End Season With One-Hitter, Pirates2 Make Playoffs

The Dominican Summer League regular season ended on Saturday. Coverage of the team will continue on through the playoffs, which start of Monday. PIRATES1 Box Score Result: Pirates 5, Rockies 0 Starting Pitcher: Christian Henriquez, LHP (4-1, 1.72) 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Rudy Guzman, LF (.275) – 2-for-4, 2 RBI Other Notable Performers: Dennis Hurtarte, 1B (.247) – 1-for-3, BB Julio de la Cruz,...

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