Sanchez, Black, Harrison, and Johnson Named International League All-Stars
Jul03

Sanchez, Black, Harrison, and Johnson Named International League All-Stars

The Indianapolis Indians will be sending four players to the Triple-A All-Star game. Tony Sanchez, Vic Black, Josh Harrison, and Kris Johnson have all been selected to the game. Sanchez is having a huge year at the plate, hitting for a .303/.383/.551 line in 198 at-bats. His average, doubles (22), homers (9), and RBIs (36) are the second-most totals among International League catchers. Black has a 2.25 ERA in 28 innings of work, along...

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Minor Moves: Vic Black Activated From the Indianapolis DL
Jun24

Minor Moves: Vic Black Activated From the Indianapolis DL

About a month ago, Vic Black was placed on the Indianapolis Indians disabled list with a left-oblique injury. The right-hander was activated from the disabled list today. The Pirates probably won’t have any immediate need for Black. They’ve got Duke Welker and Ryan Reid in the majors right now, and one of those two will probably go down when Jeanmar Gomez is activated on Wednesday. Another one could go down if James...

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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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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects, Minus Gerrit Cole

We usually release our mid-season prospect rankings right after the MLB draft. This not only shows the updated rankings with half of the minor league season in the books, but it also shows where the new draft picks fit in. This year we held the rankings for a few days due to Gerrit Cole making his major league debut. Cole was included in the rankings that were submitted, and was the consensus choice as the top prospect in the system....

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Vic Black Placed on the DL With a Left Oblique Injury

The other day Vic Black left the Indianapolis Indians game after getting one out. Today Black was placed on the Triple-A disabled list with a left-oblique injury. The move was backdated to May 22nd. No word yet on when Black will return, or how serious the injury is.

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