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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Injury Updates: Stetson Allie Out a Few Days With a Minor Injury
Mar12

Injury Updates: Stetson Allie Out a Few Days With a Minor Injury

A few minor injury updates from minor league camp today. **Stetson Allie is out with a tight oblique. Allie described the injury as “nothing too serious”. He felt something two days ago when taking a swing, and said he could have kept playing, but the team decided to play it cautious. Right now Allie is taking three days off, rehabbing the injury, and then re-evaluating things. **Austin Meadows has been out with a...

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First Pitch: Is Stetson Allie the Breakout Prospect of 2014?
Mar06

First Pitch: Is Stetson Allie the Breakout Prospect of 2014?

Pretty much anytime I’ve seen someone this Spring, one of the first questions they’ve asked has been wondering who the breakout prospect would be this year in the minors. I’d like to think that’s because I was saying Tyler Glasnow and Stolmy Pimentel would be breakout prospects last year, or that I said Gregory Polanco would be a breakout prospect a year before. But I feel like it’s just part of the job...

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Stetson Allie Getting an Aggressive Push to Altoona in 2014
Mar05

Stetson Allie Getting an Aggressive Push to Altoona in 2014

There is no question that Stetson Allie has the best raw power in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system. As far as the entire organization, the only player who would be better is Pedro Alvarez. The ball explodes off Allie’s bat with little effort, making you believe that if he reaches the majors, 30 home runs could easily be accomplished. The one problem with that is Allie’s path to the majors is questionable. He dealt with...

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