Top Performers: Gregory Polanco Quietly Having a Strong Season

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the...

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Prospect Watch: Impressive Streak For Andrew Lambo

Top Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, HR: Matt Curry

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Prospect Notebook: Looking Deeper at Another Group of Breakout Players in West Virginia

We are two weeks into the season, and once again it looks like West Virginia is the team to watch for breakout performers. The offense currently has four regulars with an .800 OPS or better. Other guys on the roster have potential and talent, but don’t have the numbers yet. It’s still early in the season, so some of those numbers could come up in a hurry. I’ve talked about the basic numbers a lot in the early part of...

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Prospect Trends: Some Fast Starts for West Virginia Hitters

The season’s first two weeks have produced some noteworthy performances in the Pirates’ farm system, both good and bad. It’s way too early to start drawing any conclusions from these performances, but it’s not too early to scope out some players who’ll be interesting to follow closely, either with enthusiasm or concern. The biggest extremes have come at West Virginia and Bradenton, as a number of the Power’s hitters have gotten off to...

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First Pitch: The Unpredictable Stetson Allie

I have a new rule for Stetson Allie. Whatever he’s doing in Spring Training, I’m going to take the opposite and that’s going to be my prediction for the year. Last year — when Allie was a pitcher — I thought he looked good in Spring Training. That wasn’t just me. That was the opinion of other people who were watching, whether that was scouts, other people on the site, or coaches and players. It was...

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