Prospect Watch: Oliver and Glasnow Have Big Control Problems; Lots of Power in Indy

Top Pitcher: Ryan Reid, Top Hitter: Jared Goedert, HR: Jared Goedert (2), Tony Sanchez, Jeff Larish

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Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Homers Twice; Sands, Sanchez, and Herrera Also Homer

Top Pitcher: Orlando Castro, Top Hitter: Stetson Allie, HR: Jared Goedert, Tony Sanchez, Jerry Sands, Stetson Allie (2), Dilson Herrera

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Top Performers: Do the Pirates Have Anything With Felix Pie?

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 Trends: AAA Depth and WV Prospects Going in Different Directions

It’s received wisdom these days that AAA teams serve more as taxi squads for their parent teams than as prospect development vehicles. ¬†Most teams in the International and Pacific Coast Leagues are made up primarily of players who are beyond the prospect stage, but who could be useful in the majors under the right circumstances, usually injuries. ¬†Indianapolis is no different this year. ¬†Although minor league W/L records...

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First Pitch: Thursday Thoughts on Liriano, Martin, Wilson, Milwaukee, Sanchez

Thursday is podcast recording day. Today it was also “Go see Luis Heredia at Pirate City” day (article coming tomorrow), and “Ten Articles Will Go Up on the Site Today” day, and “Your friends want to go to trivia at 9 PM and the Pirates are already destroying the Brewers so you can watch on your phone on the way” day. So we’re doing the Thursday night “thoughts” article again....

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