Tony Sanchez endures month-long slump
Jul10

Tony Sanchez endures month-long slump

June was simply a month to forget for Tony Sanchez. From June 5 to June 30, Sanchez went 5-for-55 at the plate, dropping his season average at Triple-A under the Mendoza line. “I hit .280 in that small sample size in the big leagues,” Sanchez said. “I came down here expecting to hit .380. Baseball doesn’t work that way, but it’s not like I came down here and changed any mechanics or changed my mindset. I am doing the exact same thing...

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Prospect Highlights: First Look at GCL Starter Dario Agrazal Jr.
Jun24

Prospect Highlights: First Look at GCL Starter Dario Agrazal Jr.

Back in April of 2012, the Pittsburgh Pirates quietly signed right-handed pitcher Dario Agrazal Jr., who made his debut in the Gulf Coast League yesterday. Agrazal pitched in the DSL last year and had a perfect 6-0 record in 12 starts and one relief appearance, so of course he lost his GCL debut. Agrazal’s father is famous in Panama as one of the country’s best all-time pitchers and now he is a well-respected coach, so you...

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Prospect Highlights: One Last Polanco Hit, Home Run From Tony Sanchez
Jun11

Prospect Highlights: One Last Polanco Hit, Home Run From Tony Sanchez

Gregory Polanco made his Major League debut on Tuesday night and went 1-for-5 with a run scored. We have seen his highlights all season from Indianapolis and even made a top ten list yesterday showing each of his five tools. While he technically still has 125 at-bats in the Majors before he loses his prospect status, it is highly unlikely he will return to the minors. With that in mind, here is one last Prospect Highlight from this...

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Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Homers, Lots of Poor Pitching in the System
Jun10

Prospect Watch: Josh Bell Homers, Lots of Poor Pitching in the System

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Stolmy Pimentel #13). If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Prospect Highlights: Triple From Alen Hanson, Tony Sanchez’s Second Homer
Jun05

Prospect Highlights: Triple From Alen Hanson, Tony Sanchez’s Second Homer

Tony Sanchez had a huge game for Indianapolis yesterday and he has been an RBI machine in AAA this year. He hit two homers on Wednesday, including the opposite field shot shown in the video below, which was his second homer of the game. Sanchez has played 14 games now for Indianapolis and he has 17 RBIs to go along with a .966 OPS. The Pirates obviously want him catching everyday instead of getting two starts a week behind Russell...

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