Prospect Watch: Big Days For Tito Polo, Chase Simpson, and Reese McGuire
Aug26

Prospect Watch: Big Days For Tito Polo, Chase Simpson, and Reese McGuire

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note 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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First Pitch: Pirates System Will Have Some Difficult Catching Decisions in 2015
Aug10

First Pitch: Pirates System Will Have Some Difficult Catching Decisions in 2015

We’ve written a lot this week about the catcher position, with a few articles on Elias Diaz having a breakout season in Altoona, along with some focus on a few lower level players who are having good seasons. The Pittsburgh Pirates have collected a lot of catching prospects, especially in the lower levels. The result is that they’re looking at a lot of tough roster decisions in Bradenton and West Virginia next year. They...

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Josh Bell and Reese McGuire Receive Best Tools Honors
Aug08

Josh Bell and Reese McGuire Receive Best Tools Honors

Baseball America continued their Best Tools lists today, looking at all of the players in full-season A-ball. Yesterday I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Pirates had a few guys make the list in the upper levels, including Elias Diaz being named the Best Defensive Catcher in the Eastern League, and Gregory Polanco being named the Best Batting Prospect and the Most Exciting Player in the International League. The Pirates had two more...

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Prospect Watch: Austin Meadows Homers Again; Allie and McGuire Also Homer
Aug06

Prospect Watch: Austin Meadows Homers Again; Allie and McGuire Also Homer

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note 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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Prospect Highlights: Homer From Stetson Allie, Key RBI by Reese McGuire
Jul29

Prospect Highlights: Homer From Stetson Allie, Key RBI by Reese McGuire

We don’t often get highlights from the West Virginia Power, so here are some from the last couple days. It seems like the Rome Braves are the only team that posts highlights, so when the Power are in town, they usually post one per game for the visiting team. The first video is a sacrifice fly from Reese McGuire, which gave the Power a 5-4 lead in the top of the ninth. McGuire hasn’t hit much since the All-Star break,...

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