Prospect Notebook: What Remaining Minor League Promotions Can We Expect?
Aug17

Prospect Notebook: What Remaining Minor League Promotions Can We Expect?

Normally there are certain time periods for a mass wave of minor league promotions. There’s the pre-season, where players start at new levels. The next wave comes around the middle of June, which is the half way point for the five month minor league season. There can be individual promotions here and there surrounding that period, but you don’t see those chain reaction moves where everyone is shifting up a level until...

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Prospect Notebook: Consistency is the Key For Alen Hanson
Aug11

Prospect Notebook: Consistency is the Key For Alen Hanson

Alen Hanson got off to a rough start in Bradenton this year. The shortstop was coming off a breakout year in 2012, which put him on almost every top 100 prospect list, and on a lot of top 50 lists. The Pirates had a long-term hole at shortstop to start the year, and Hanson looked like the best chance to fill that with an impact player. Yet his first ten games in Bradenton weren’t pretty. Coming in to the year the main questions...

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Alex Dickerson is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month For July
Aug04

Alex Dickerson is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month For July

Each week we run our “Top Performers” series, looking at the best pitchers and hitters from the previous week. This year we will also be recapping each month in order to award the Pitcher and Player of the month.¬†Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the month of May. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not...

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Reese McGuire Named the GCL Player of the Month For July
Aug02

Reese McGuire Named the GCL Player of the Month For July

Reese McGuire was named the Gulf Coast League Player of the Month for the month of July. The first round pick hit for a .369/.424/.476 line in 84 at-bats, with nine doubles and a 7:7 BB/K ratio. He recorded hits in 16 of 21 games played, and reached base safely in 19 of his 21 games. Even when he hasn’t gotten a hit, McGuire is making strong contact, showing a good line drive stroke. He also has been as advertised defensively,...

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Prospect Watch: Johnson and Dickson Strong In Back-To-Back Outings
Aug01

Prospect Watch: Johnson and Dickson Strong In Back-To-Back Outings

Top Pitcher: Kris Johnson, Top Hitter: Adam Frazier , Home Runs: Jordan Steranka

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