First Pitch: Five Popular Prospects and When They Might Be Promoted

In the last few weeks the Pittsburgh Pirates have made a lot of prospect promotions. Gerrit Cole was promoted to the majors. Andrew Lambo and Stolmy Pimentel moved up to Triple-A. This week saw Nick Kingham and Gregory Polanco get promotions to Altoona. With half of the minor league season in the books, we should start seeing more and more moves. I get asked “When will Player A be promoted?” all the time, and the truth is,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gerrit Cole

We usually release our mid-season prospect rankings right after the MLB draft. This not only shows the updated rankings with half of the minor league season in the books, but it also shows where the new draft picks fit in. This year we held the rankings for a few days due to Gerrit Cole making his major league debut. Cole was included in the rankings that were submitted, and was the consensus choice as the top prospect in the system....

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First Pitch: So Many Things Are Going Right For the Pirates

I wanted to keep this more of a notes article tonight, jotting down a few thoughts I had throughout the evening. A lot of things happened tonight which had me thinking about all of the things going right for the Pirates right now. **Gerrit Cole made his major league debut, and was fantastic. You could make an argument that he could have been better. He was giving up more hits than you’d want to see, but overall I think it would...

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Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Hits His 17th Homer of the Year

Top Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, HR: Brett Carroll, Stetson Allie

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Prospect Notebook: Tyler Glasnow, a Playoff Race, Allie and Close Game Woes
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Prospect Notebook: Tyler Glasnow, a Playoff Race, Allie and Close Game Woes

West Virginia got another good start out of Tyler Glasnow with the 19-year old right-hander striking out eight while allow just three hits with three walks and no runs allowed in four and two-thirds innings of work on Sunday. The West Virginia bullpen, however, would let in four runs in the sixth inning as the Power lost to visiting Hagerstown 4-1. Glasnow has only factored in one decision (a loss) in his last five starts and has not...

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