DSL Pirates 2014: Ten Prospects to Watch
Aug29

DSL Pirates 2014: Ten Prospects to Watch

Each year we post a top ten prospect list for the DSL and call it a “Prospects to Watch” list because it’s tough to pick a top ten prospect list when the players are so far from the big leagues. The last couple years, we have had many more first-hand scouting reports to go on, so the lists have become more than just educated guesses based on age, scouting reports, stats and signing bonuses. With just one DSL...

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DSL Season Recap: Pirates Look Strong Up the Middle and at the Top of Their Rotation
Aug28

DSL Season Recap: Pirates Look Strong Up the Middle and at the Top of Their Rotation

The DSL Pirates went 34-36 this year, playing with an inexperienced team. Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates had two affiliates in the DSL, so we had 70 players in all to cover in the season recap. Many of those players moved up to the United States this year to help fill out roster space due to the new Bristol affiliate. After eight DSL players were released back in May, that left the Pirates team filled with first year players and a...

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Morning Report: Checking the Progress of the 2012 DSL Top Ten Prospect List
Aug25

Morning Report: Checking the Progress of the 2012 DSL Top Ten Prospect List

Back in 2012, we posted a top ten prospect list for the Pirates players in the Dominican Summer League. With the DSL season ending last Saturday, it’s time to see how these players have progressed in the last two years. This list was based of a combination of scouting reports, stats, player’s size and age, as well as their signing bonus. Each of the last two seasons, we have been able to get a lot more first-hand scouting...

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DSL Pirates Report: Raul Siri and Jhoan Herrera End Season Strong
Aug24

DSL Pirates Report: Raul Siri and Jhoan Herrera End Season Strong

The Dominican Summer League season was supposed to wrap up on Saturday, but rain forced the cancellation of the last two games. Those were the only two rain outs for the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate all season and coming during the last two days of the season, the games were wiped out. The Pirates finished with a 34-36 record. In the upcoming days, we will recap the season for the hitters and pitchers with scouting reports on each...

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DSL Pirates Report: Two Players Making Most of Extra Playing Time, One Top Prospect Shutdown
Aug17

DSL Pirates Report: Two Players Making Most of Extra Playing Time, One Top Prospect Shutdown

The Dominican Summer League season is about to enter the final week and the Pirates have been eliminated from the playoffs already. Their record sits at 32-34 and is indicative of the youth on this team. There is a higher number than usual of first year players this year because the Pirates called up so many players with the extra affiliate(Bristol) in the United States, plus the team released eight players that were in the DSL in...

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