Prospect Links: Tyler Glasnow, Clay Holmes, Gregory Polanco
Aug01

Prospect Links: Tyler Glasnow, Clay Holmes, Gregory Polanco

Due to the trade deadline, I’ve been behind on my reading on prospect writeups. I had a few reports saved to read from the last week, and caught up on those today. Of course, I could have caught up on them in the last week and I wouldn’t have missed a single trade, thanks to the slow deadline. Below are some good links on a few of the top prospects in the system, along with my thoughts on a few of the players. **J.J....

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Pirates Have No Plans to Trade Tyler Glasnow
Jul31

Pirates Have No Plans to Trade Tyler Glasnow

Earlier today Jeff Passan speculated that Tyler Glasnow would be a good return for Bud Norris. While it seemed like speculation, the fact that Passan mentioned Glasnow twice, and specifically went to him, made it seem like it could be something more. It would have been a total 180 of what the Pirates have done the last few years, where they don’t over-pay in prospects for marginal talent. Passan reports tonight that Glasnow...

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Pirates Unlikely to Trade For Bud Norris
Jul30

Pirates Unlikely to Trade For Bud Norris

Jeff Passan has a few updates on Bud Norris, who was recently scratched from his start tonight with the Houston Astros, indicating he’s close to being traded. Sources: Bud Norris very likely to be dealt today, and Pittsburgh could be landing spot. Package built around Tyler Glasnow makes sense. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2013 Astros scratched Bud Norris from his start today. Pirates won't deal Gregory Polanco...

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Pirates Notebook: Doubleheader Presents Important Opportunity for NL Central
Jul30

Pirates Notebook: Doubleheader Presents Important Opportunity for NL Central

Fans packed the sidewalk in front of PNC Park’s home plate rotunda, backed up all the way onto Mazeroski Way trying to enter the ballpark for the most important day in Pittsburgh baseball since 1992. And yes, it will be more important than Wednesday or Thursday or any single day the Pirates play at PNC Park until October. Getting two games against the St. Louis Cardinals and the opportunity to jump into the driver’s seat...

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Pirates Have Five in Jonathan Mayo’s Updated Top 100
Jul30

Pirates Have Five in Jonathan Mayo’s Updated Top 100

Over the weekend, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com released his mid-season top 100 prospects. The list, along with the updated Pirates top 20 prospects, can be found on the MLB Prospect Watch page. Five Pirates made the top 100 list: Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, Austin Meadows, and Luis Heredia. Taillon was ranked 12th overall, which is right around where he has been ranked in a lot of these mid-season lists. The report...

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