Counting down the top prospects

Over the last week I’ve been working on my year end list of the top prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates system. I started with a list of about 90 prospects in the Pirates’ system. I had about 20 names that I knew I would have on the top 30 list no matter what. I cut the list down to 50 players, which meant I needed to select ten players from the remaining 30 guys I had left. After settling on my top 30, I looked at the 20...

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2009 Season Recap: Positional Breakdowns

Over the last two weeks I’ve been breaking down each position in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, looking at 2009 results on the major league team, prospects in the system, and a look to the future starting with the 2010 season. Here is the list of each positional breakdown article: Catcher First Base Second Base Shortstop Third Base Outfield Starting Pitcher Relief...

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Upcoming Schedule

Starting tomorrow I will be rolling out a series of season ending recaps. This will be divided up in to three parts: 1. Recapping each trade individually 2. Recapping each position 3. Top prospects The schedule will go as follows: Wednesday 10/7: Jason Bay Trade/Third Base Thursday 10/8: Xavier Nady Trade/Starting Pitching Friday 10/9: Minor Trades/Catcher Monday 10/12: Nate McLouth Trade/Outfield Tuesday 10/13: Nyjer Morgan...

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Brooks Pounders a top GCL Prospect

Baseball America has started releasing their top 20 prospects in each league. Today they started with the Gulf Coast League. The only Pittsburgh Pirates prospect to make the list was Brooks Pounders, who came in ranked number 15. They mention that Trent Stevenson missed the list due to not having a minimum amount of innings. Pounders pitched 24 innings in the GCL, allowing a 3.04 ERA, a 20:11 K/BB ratio, and a .218 BAA. The goal of...

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Pedro Alvarez: Year One

This time last year Pedro Alvarez and his agent Lucifer Scott Boras filed a grievance against the Pirates, stating that Alvarez didn’t sign with the Pirates before the August 15th midnight deadline. A year later, after settling in late September, Alvarez is wrapping up a very successful start to his professional career. Alvarez didn’t exactly live up to the expectations for his first year, although the expectations may...

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