First Pitch: Pirates Seeing Some Increased Power in the Minors This Year
Jun26

First Pitch: Pirates Seeing Some Increased Power in the Minors This Year

The Pirates had five homers on the night in Seattle, showing some power at the major league level. It wasn’t just in the majors though. Andrew Lambo hit his 19th home run of the year tonight, with 14 coming in Altoona and the last five coming in Indianapolis. That’s notable since it already beats last year’s high of 18 homers, set by Willy Garcia. It also matches the 2011 high of 19, set by Jordy Mercer. The Pirates...

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Prospect Watch: Willy Garcia Has a Monster Day in a Monster Month
Jun25

Prospect Watch: Willy Garcia Has a Monster Day in a Monster Month

Top Pitcher: Ethan Hollingsworth, Top Hitter: Willy Garcia, HR: Alex Presley, Gift Ngoepe, Willy Garcia

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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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Prospect Trends — Turning Around Flagging Careers

The Pirates have several minor leaguers working to revive stalled careers.  Surprisingly, the organization now has better depth in hitters than pitchers at the upper levels.  Or maybe I should say “healthy pitchers.” The Good Chase d’Arnaud, SS (AAA):  It’s a step forward for d’Arnaud just to be back on the field, but he’s hit well since returning.  That’s good to see, because hitters often...

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Top Performers: Power Surge For Willy Garcia; Mel Rojas Continues Hot Streak
Jun10

Top Performers: Power Surge For Willy Garcia; Mel Rojas Continues Hot Streak

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the...

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