Prospect Watch: Pimentel  Solid In Loss, Allie Drives In Four Runs
Jul20

Prospect Watch: Pimentel Solid In Loss, Allie Drives In Four Runs

Top Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, Home Runs: Harold Ramirez, Taylor Lewis

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First Pitch: Which Prospects Should Be Available In Trades?
Jul16

First Pitch: Which Prospects Should Be Available In Trades?

Last night I wrote about how Gregory Polanco should be untouchable. Today I broke down the trade values of Alex Rios and Nate Schierholtz, and noted that Nick Kingham would be fair value for Rios and cash, but that I wouldn’t trade Kingham. I get asked a lot of questions about which prospects I would trade. I don’t really like that question because the answer is dependent on who you are trading for. As an example,...

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Top Performers: Dickerson and Rojas Hitting Their Way Back to Top Prospect Status
Jul15

Top Performers: Dickerson and Rojas Hitting Their Way Back to Top Prospect Status

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the...

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Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Homers For Bradenton; JaCoby Jones Hits First Homer
Jul10

Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Homers For Bradenton; JaCoby Jones Hits First Homer

Top Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, HR: Stetson Allie, Dan Gamache, JaCoby Jones

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First Pitch: How Are Last Month’s Promoted Prospects Doing at New Levels?
Jul07

First Pitch: How Are Last Month’s Promoted Prospects Doing at New Levels?

About a month ago the Pirates made a ton of promotions throughout the minor league system. The promotions saw several prospects moving up in the system, plus the 2013 debut of Luis Heredia in West Virginia. With about a month in the books for all of these moves, now would be a good time to get some first impressions. None of these guys have accumulated enough playing time to the point where their stats say a lot about their potential....

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