First Pitch: Picking Two Pirates Breakout Candidates From Each Level
Apr03

First Pitch: Picking Two Pirates Breakout Candidates From Each Level

The 2014 Minor League baseball season begins today. John Dreker has a schedule of the Opening Day starters in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ organization, with Nick Kingham being the highlight in Altoona. We will be releasing our previews of each level in the morning, and starting the nightly Prospect Watch after all of the day’s games are over. To prepare for the season, let’s take a look at two breakout candidates from...

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Stetson Allie Close to Joining Altoona; McPherson, Worley, Meadows Updates
Apr02

Stetson Allie Close to Joining Altoona; McPherson, Worley, Meadows Updates

Earlier today I reported that Chris Stewart is hoping to play his first game on Friday down in extended Spring Training, along with an update on his rehab progress. Here are some updates from other players who are currently in extended Spring Training down in Bradenton. **Stetson Allie is close to finishing his rehab and heading out to join the Altoona Curve. Allie was held back in extended Spring Training due to his oblique injury....

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Altoona Curve Release Opening Day Roster
Mar29

Altoona Curve Release Opening Day Roster

The Altoona Curve have released their Opening Day 25 man roster. The top prospects on the roster are Alen Hanson, Nick Kingham and Joely Rodriguez, who were all among the top 15 prospects in our 2014 Prospect Guide. We had mentioned that Stetson Allie will begin his season there, but for now, he is being held back in Extended Spring Training due to an oblique injury. Below, you will find the complete roster. Left-handed pitchers are...

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Austin Meadows Expected to Miss the Start of the West Virginia Season
Mar21

Austin Meadows Expected to Miss the Start of the West Virginia Season

Top prospects Austin Meadows and Stetson Allie have been out of action in minor league camp, both dealing with injuries. With the regular season about two weeks away, here is an update on each player and their eventual return to the game. **Austin Meadows still hasn’t returned to game action after being out with a hamstring injury. The outfielder is expected to miss the first few weeks of the regular season, with the Pirates...

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Pirate City Notes: Cole Goes 5, Kingham vs Polanco, Heredia Starts
Mar17

Pirate City Notes: Cole Goes 5, Kingham vs Polanco, Heredia Starts

There is a huge storm north of Bradenton, with an 80 percent chance of rain today. Because of this, the Pirates cancelled their minor league games against the Phillies, and had two intrasquad games at Pirate City this afternoon, moving the games up to 9:00 AM instead of the usual 1:00 PM start time. There were a lot of good pitchers to watch, and a lot of good matchups throughout the day. At the end of the day, Gerrit Cole and Tony...

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