Top Performers: Pirates Hitters Cutting Down on Strikeouts in the Minors
Apr28

Top Performers: Pirates Hitters Cutting Down on Strikeouts in the Minors

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, 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 top ten players from the last...

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Prospect Highlights: Home Runs From Tony Sanchez and Stetson Allie
Apr25

Prospect Highlights: Home Runs From Tony Sanchez and Stetson Allie

Indianapolis won 7-5 on Thursday night in a game that included half the runs scored in the ninth inning. Half of those six runs came off the bat of Tony Sanchez, who hit his first home run since being sent to AAA. The Altoona Curve swept the Harrisburg Senators Thursday night with their 6-1 win. Stetson Allie homered for the third game in a row, his sixth homer of the season. Tyler Sample pitched six shutout innings, striking out...

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Prospect Watch: Homers From Gregory Polanco, Tony Sanchez and Stetson Allie
Apr24

Prospect Watch: Homers From Gregory Polanco, Tony Sanchez and Stetson Allie

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Stolmy Pimentel #13). 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 #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Prospect Highlights: Watch Stetson Allie’s Two Home Runs
Apr24

Prospect Highlights: Watch Stetson Allie’s Two Home Runs

During yesterday’s Prospect Highlights, Stetson Allie was one of the featured players for his home run and three hits. On Wednesday night, he had a career night in Altoona’s 10-9 walk-off win over Harrisburg. Allie homered twice, doubled, drove in five runs and drew two walks. Below you will find the Altoona highlight video, with both homers from Allie and the game-winner at the end. If you saw yesterday’s highlight...

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First Pitch: How Ike Davis Impacts the First Base Prospects in the System
Apr24

First Pitch: How Ike Davis Impacts the First Base Prospects in the System

Now that Ike Davis is a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, they potentially have their first base position under control for the next three years. Davis might not work out, but if he plays up to his career numbers, he’ll be a good platoon player at the least. The Pirates didn’t have a great first base option for the long-term in the minor leagues. The best bet in the short-term was Andrew Lambo, who was a converted...

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