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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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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