Prospect Notebook: First Looks At Barnes and Heredia Highlight Weekend Power Series
Jul01

Prospect Notebook: First Looks At Barnes and Heredia Highlight Weekend Power Series

This is the second time I’ve had a chance to see West Virginia play a four game series in Lakewood this year. The first time, the highlights of the series were the home runs hit by Stetson Allie and the pitching of Tyler Glasnow. This last four game series was a bit different — no Allie in the lineup, but Luis Heredia pitched his second game of the season. The recap for the first series can be read here and for everyone...

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Top Performers: Some New Faces at the Top of the Pitching Leaderboard
Jul01

Top Performers: Some New Faces at the Top of the Pitching Leaderboard

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. The top five short season pitchers are also highlighted in a separate group, since most of those guys only go 4-5 innings max, and don’t have a good chance of being highlighted in the top ten. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a...

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Prospect Watch: Good Starts From Taillon and Glasnow; Lambo Continues Hot Streak
Jun28

Prospect Watch: Good Starts From Taillon and Glasnow; Lambo Continues Hot Streak

Top Pitcher: Jameson Taillon, Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, HR: None

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West Virginia Downs Lakewood Behind Glasnow and Steranka
Jun28

West Virginia Downs Lakewood Behind Glasnow and Steranka

West Virginia opened up a four game series tonight in Lakewood with a 6-2 win over the BlueClaws. The Power pounded out 14 hits and a combination of four pitchers allowed just five hits. Tyler Glasnow, facing Lakewood for the fourth time this season, was dominant in an outing cut short by a long rain delay. He ended up going four innings, allowing just one hit, which came on his first pitch of the game. Glasnow walked two, struck out...

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First Pitch: Why Does the Pirates Farm System Seem Different This Year?
Jun27

First Pitch: Why Does the Pirates Farm System Seem Different This Year?

I was on ESPN 970 this afternoon with David Todd, discussing our top ten prospects, and a few other topics in the minor league system. You can listen to the segment here. Towards the end, David asked me if it seemed like something was different this year in the minor league system. The Pirates have started to get a lot of attention this year for the quality of their farm system. Nearly every outlet that grades prospects has the...

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