Prospect Watch: Allie Hits a Walk Off HR; Jamestown Scores 29 Runs in a DH
Jul06

Prospect Watch: Allie Hits a Walk Off HR; Jamestown Scores 29 Runs in a DH

Top Pitcher: Chad Kuhl, Top Hitter: JaCoby Jones, HR: Felix Pie, Willy Garcia, Stetson Allie, Jerry Sands

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The Upcoming Rule 5 and Minor League Free Agency Eligible Players
Jul06

The Upcoming Rule 5 and Minor League Free Agency Eligible Players

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions wondering who is Rule 5 eligible in the upcoming year. In the past that question would be asked with the focus on building for the future. This year the questions have been geared more towards trading from the Rule 5 eligible players at the deadline in order to add to the major league team. The idea is that the Pirates will have a lot of players to protect since they’ve got a...

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First Pitch: Pirates Seeing Some Increased Power in the Minors This Year
Jun26

First Pitch: Pirates Seeing Some Increased Power in the Minors This Year

The Pirates had five homers on the night in Seattle, showing some power at the major league level. It wasn’t just in the majors though. Andrew Lambo hit his 19th home run of the year tonight, with 14 coming in Altoona and the last five coming in Indianapolis. That’s notable since it already beats last year’s high of 18 homers, set by Willy Garcia. It also matches the 2011 high of 19, set by Jordy Mercer. The Pirates...

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Getting a First Look in 2013 at Joely Rodriguez and Stetson Allie
Jun22

Getting a First Look in 2013 at Joely Rodriguez and Stetson Allie

I hadn’t seen Joely Rodriguez or Stetson Allie since they each left Spring Training for West Virginia at the start of the 2013 season. It’s hard to get a complete feel for guys in Spring Training. You can tell who looks good, and who might be struggling, but so much can change during the season. For example, Allie wasn’t crushing everything during Spring Training, then all of a sudden he enters the season, taps into...

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Minor Moves: Jerry Sands to the DL; Allie, Castro, Heredia Official
Jun19

Minor Moves: Jerry Sands to the DL; Allie, Castro, Heredia Official

Here are the minor league moves from this afternoon. **Jerry Sands has been placed on the Indianapolis DL, and the move has been backdated to June 17th. No word on the injury, although the minors only have a seven day DL, so the fact that this is backdated indicates that he won’t be out long. According to the comments below, he had a hamstring issue. **Oscar Tejeda has been promoted from Altoona to take his place on the roster....

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