Pirates Graded With the Best 2013 Draft by Baseball America
Oct16

Pirates Graded With the Best 2013 Draft by Baseball America

Baseball America released their 2013 draft grades, and the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the list as having the best draft this year. These grades are extremely preliminary, as they only involve half a season of results, and ultimately a draft is graded based on how many major leaguers it produces. But for now it’s good to see the Pirates off to a hot start. Austin Meadows, taken ninth overall by the Pirates, was named the third...

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Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 75 Prospects
Sep29

Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 75 Prospects

John Sickels released his top 75 prospects for the end of the season, and had six Pirates on the list. Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Austin Meadows, Tyler Glasnow, Alen Hanson, and Reese McGuire all made the list, with several in the top 50. Jameson Taillon was the first prospect ranked, ending up 12th on the list. Taijuan Walker, Archie Bradley, and Noah Syndergaard ranked ahead of Taillon, making him the fourth pitcher on the...

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Austin Meadows is Baseball America’s Top GCL Prospect; Reese McGuire Third
Sep24

Austin Meadows is Baseball America’s Top GCL Prospect; Reese McGuire Third

Baseball America has started their league top 20 lists, and today was the first league they reviewed that involved the Pittsburgh Pirates. BA released their Gulf Coast League top 20 for the 2013 season, and two of the top prospects were first round picks Austin Meadows and Reese McGuire. In fact, they were two of the top prospects on the list. Meadows ranked first overall on the list, becoming the first Pirates prospect to rank at the...

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Reese McGuire and Austin Meadows Promoted to Jamestown
Aug30

Reese McGuire and Austin Meadows Promoted to Jamestown

The GCL Pirates lost today in a one game playoff, ending their season. After the game, first round picks Austin Meadows and Reese McGuire were promoted to Jamestown, per their Twitter accounts. Neither move is a surprise, since the GCL seasons are over, and Jamestown could be heading to the playoffs. At the very least, both players should get a week at the new level, since Jamestown plays until the fourth. The Jammers currently have a...

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Prospect Watch: West Virginia Clinches Playoff Spot, Paulino Hero on First Day With Indianapolis
Aug29

Prospect Watch: West Virginia Clinches Playoff Spot, Paulino Hero on First Day With Indianapolis

Top Pitcher: Zack Thornton, Top Hitter: Harold Ramirez, Home Runs: Harold Ramirez, Mel Rojas, Jarek Cunningham

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