Prospect Watch: Garcia Stays Hot, Tucker Hits First Homer, Control Issues For Glasnow
Aug02

Prospect Watch: Garcia Stays Hot, Tucker Hits First Homer, Control Issues For Glasnow

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. 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 #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Minor League Schedule: Luis Heredia Has Seen His Strikeout Totals Drop Significantly
Aug01

Minor League Schedule: Luis Heredia Has Seen His Strikeout Totals Drop Significantly

Today’s Starters: Brandon Cumpton, Pat Ludwig, Tyler Glasnow, Luis Heredia, Jake Brigham, Omar Basulto

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Top 10 Pitchers: Can Rafael Perez Be a Lefty Option For the Pirates Out of the Bullpen?
Jul28

Top 10 Pitchers: Can Rafael Perez Be a Lefty Option For the Pirates Out of the Bullpen?

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten scores are highlighted in the write-up below. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really...

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Prospect Watch: The One Thing Holding Willy Garcia Back From Being a Top Prospect
Jul28

Prospect Watch: The One Thing Holding Willy Garcia Back From Being a Top Prospect

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. 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 #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Pirates Have Seven in MLB.com’s Mid-Season Top 100 Prospects List
Jul28

Pirates Have Seven in MLB.com’s Mid-Season Top 100 Prospects List

MLB.com has released their mid-season top 100 prospects update, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have seven on the list. That’s the second highest amount, falling right behind the Chicago Cubs, who had the most with eight. The highest ranked prospect was Tyler Glasnow, who came in rated 20th overall. Glasnow was also the top prospect in the system in MLB.com’s updated Pirates top 20. After Glasnow came Jameson Taillon at number...

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