Baseball America Releases Their Best Tools Lists; Several Pirates Mentioned
Aug06

Baseball America Releases Their Best Tools Lists; Several Pirates Mentioned

Baseball America released their Best Tools lists for each level in the 2013 season. Below are the links to each level’s article, along with the Pirates who received recognition. Pittsburgh All of the Pirates awards were NL only. Pedro Alvarez was named as having the third best power, behind Carlos Gonzalez and Giancarlo Stanton. Andrew McCutchen was named the Most Exciting Player and the second best baserunner, behind Everth...

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Top Performers: Clay Holmes Showing Why He’s a Top Prospect
Aug06

Top Performers: Clay Holmes Showing Why He’s a Top Prospect

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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Kris Johnson is the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month For July
Aug04

Kris Johnson is the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month For July

Each week we run our “Top Performers” series, looking at the best pitchers and hitters from the previous week. This year we will also be recapping each month in order to award the Pitcher and Player of the month.¬†Below are the average pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the month of May. The rankings include every pitcher who made at least four starts for a Pirates’ minor league...

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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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