2014 GCL Pirates Season Preview
Jun21

2014 GCL Pirates Season Preview

This GCL team has the most upside of any of the three short-season teams in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. The top prospects at the level include first round pick Cole Tucker, and second round picks Mitch Keller and Trey Supak. They also have Michael de la Cruz, who is the top international prospect making the jump from the US this year. That combination gives the GCL team four of the top 20 prospects in the overall system,...

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Pirates International Players Who Could Make the Jump to the US in 2014
Feb28

Pirates International Players Who Could Make the Jump to the US in 2014

The Pittsburgh Pirates will have a lot of new international players in minor league camp this year, with 39 guys making the jump to the US for Spring Training. Not all of these players are guaranteed to stay in the US. There have been several cases where a player spends time in Spring Training, only to return to the DSL for the start of the season. However, it seems that in this case, the Pirates will have a lot of guys coming up,...

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Winter Leagues: Recap of the Remaining Pirates Players
Feb01

Winter Leagues: Recap of the Remaining Pirates Players

Recapping the action this week for the Pittsburgh Pirates players still in Winter ball. In the Latin American Series, Tito Polo saw his first action on Wednesday, coming in as a pinch-runner in the sixth inning and getting hit in each of his two plate appearances. He scored a run, drove in a run and stole a base in his team’s 9-1 win. Edgardo Munoz wasn’t on the winning team in the Panama League, but he joined the Indios...

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Winter Leagues: Season Ends For Gregory Polanco
Jan29

Winter Leagues: Season Ends For Gregory Polanco

On Tuesday night in the Dominican League finals, Escogido lost 3-2 to Licey, ending their season. Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a walk in his season finale, ending a spectacular Winter League season that saw him with the MVP and Rookie of the Year award. He hit .240 in the playoffs, finishing his season strong by getting on base 13 times in the last four games. The Latin American Series started on Tuesday night. The rosters for...

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Winter Leagues: Harold Ramirez Collects Two Hits In Playoff Win
Jan23

Winter Leagues: Harold Ramirez Collects Two Hits In Playoff Win

On Wednesday night in the Dominican League Finals, Gregory Polanco had a tough game and the rest of his team didn’t do any better. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and his team lost 1-0, dropping them to 0-3 in the best-of-nine series. Polanco has struggled for the most part in the playoffs, hitting .176 in nine games. Game four of the series will take place tonight at 6:35 EST and it can be viewed here online. Earlier on...

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