Taillon, Polanco, and Glasnow Make Baseball Prospectus Top 50
Jun25

Taillon, Polanco, and Glasnow Make Baseball Prospectus Top 50

Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus has released his mid-season top 50 prospects list, and has three Pittsburgh Pirates prospects listed. The three players are Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, and Tyler Glasnow. Taillon is the highest ranked, coming in at number ten overall. Polanco wasn’t far behind him, ranked at number 12. Parks included a “Prospect Trajectory”, giving an idea of where each guy could move when the...

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Top Performers: Strong Debuts From Heredia, Pimentel, Dickson, and More
Jun24

Top Performers: Strong Debuts From Heredia, Pimentel, Dickson, and More

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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First Pitch: 12 Pirates Pitchers Who Throw 98+ MPH
Jun23

First Pitch: 12 Pirates Pitchers Who Throw 98+ MPH

This week’s podcast went up today, and on the show we talked about whether Gregory Polanco or Jameson Taillon should come up in September. The argument for Taillon was that the Pirates should be “all hands on deck”, and he could provide value out of the bullpen with a 99 MPH fastball and a plus curveball. At one point in the conversation, I mentioned something along the lines of how the Pirates don’t have a...

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Prospect Watch: Pimentel and Glasnow Dominant; Polanco Hits 1st Altoona HR
Jun23

Prospect Watch: Pimentel and Glasnow Dominant; Polanco Hits 1st Altoona HR

Top Pitcher: Stolmy Pimentel, Top Hitter: Adalberto Santos, HR: Adalberto Santos, Gregory Polanco, Willy Garcia, Danny Collins

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Another Glasnow Gem in West Virginia Win
Jun23

Another Glasnow Gem in West Virginia Win

The hype around Pirates pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow appears to grow with every start the young right-hander makes and after Saturday’s performance against visiting Lakewood that trend looks like it will continue. Glasnow has been one of those 75 pitches/5 innings guys so far this season which makes what he has been able to accomplish that much more impressive. Saturday’s line? Five innings pitched, five hits allowed,...

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