Tony Sanchez is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month For May

Each week we run our “Top Performers” series, looking at the best pitchers and hitters from the previous week. This year we will also be recapping each month in order to award the Pitcher and Player of the month. Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the month of May. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not...

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West Virginia Power Win 8-0, Holmes Throws Five Shutout Innings

The West Virginia bats were out tonight, scoring eight runs on 11 hits, while three Power pitchers kept the Lakewood BlueClaws off the board. With the 8-0 win, the Power have now won seven straight over Lakewood. Their record moves to 31-25 on the season. Clay Holmes was wild at times, but looked good at others, allowing just one hit, striking out five and keeping the ball on the ground when it was put in play. Every batter in the...

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Prospect Watch: Gerrit Cole Throws Seven Shutout, Sanchez, Lambo, and Allie Homer
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Prospect Watch: Gerrit Cole Throws Seven Shutout, Sanchez, Lambo, and Allie Homer

Top Pitcher: Gerrit Cole, Top Hitter: Tony Sanchez, HR: Tony Sanchez, Matt Hague, Jerry Sands, Andrew Lambo, Stetson Allie

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Orlando Castro Effective Through Six, Stetson Allie Homers Again

In Lakewood tonight, the West Virginia Power won their sixth game in a row over the BlueClaws and again Stetson Allie provided the highlight of the night. In the fourth inning, the big first baseman hit an impressive two-run homer to center field to give West Virginia a lead they would not lose. Orlando Castro pitched well and showed the excellent control that he has worked with all season. In 11 starts and 61.2 innings, he has now...

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Prospect Trends: Hanson’s Getting It in Gear While Pimentel’s Going the Other Way

The farm system as a whole has been in something of a slump for a week or so, but a couple of former prospects are showing some power at the upper levels and one of the team’s top prospects is overcoming a bad start.  Meanwhile, the bullpen depth has taken a hit lately. The Good Matt Hague, 1B (AAA):  He’s past the prospect stage, but Hague could still rate consideration for a callup if the Pirates suffered a couple of...

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