First Pitch: Thoughts on Wandy, Cumpton, Josh Wall, Tyler Glasnow, 2014 Draft
May23

First Pitch: Thoughts on Wandy, Cumpton, Josh Wall, Tyler Glasnow, 2014 Draft

The big news today was that the Pittsburgh Pirates designated Wandy Rodriguez for assignment. That was a move I called for last night, along with several times over the last few weeks as Rodriguez was coming back from his injury. Rodriguez just didn’t look like he had it this year. The results were poor, the velocity was down, and there was nothing suggesting he would bounce back to anything that would make him worth holding on...

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Prospect Watch: Glasnow Struggles Through High Pitch Count, Two Homers From Willy Garcia
May22

Prospect Watch: Glasnow Struggles Through High Pitch Count, Two Homers From Willy Garcia

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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Minor League Schedule: Tyler Glasnow’s Still Looking For a Big Strikeout Game This Year
May21

Minor League Schedule: Tyler Glasnow’s Still Looking For a Big Strikeout Game This Year

Today’s Starters: Jeff Locke, A.J. Morris, Tyler Glasnow, Cody Dickson

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Top 10 Pitchers: Edinson Volquez Has Several Indianapolis Starters Gunning For His Spot
May19

Top 10 Pitchers: Edinson Volquez Has Several Indianapolis Starters Gunning For His Spot

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: Locke and Glasnow Pitch Well; Three Hits For Polanco
May17

Prospect Watch: Locke and Glasnow Pitch Well; Three Hits For Polanco

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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