Prospect Highlights: Base Hit From Willy Garcia, Two Homers From Indianapolis
May26

Prospect Highlights: Base Hit From Willy Garcia, Two Homers From Indianapolis

Altoona lost 6-5 on Sunday despite two homers from Stetson Allie. Unfortunately, videos of those homers haven’t been uploaded on milb.com, possibly because they are still waiting for the second one to land. So today we got with what we got, a nice single the other way from Willy Garcia to score a run in the sixth inning. At the time, this hit put Altoona up 5-2, but the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead. We also have a pair...

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Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia’s Big Day, Home Run From Chris Dickerson
May23

Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia’s Big Day, Home Run From Chris Dickerson

Willy Garcia had a big game during Altoona’s 7-3 win on Thursday morning. He hit two homers, had a double and drove in four runs. All three extra-base hits are shown in the video below. He has 33 hits on the season and 20 have gone for extra bases, with nine doubles, four triples and seven homers For Indianapolis yesterday, Chris Dickerson homered, doubled and drove in two runs. He had a pretty good April, posting an .802 OPS,...

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Prospect Watch: Glasnow Struggles Through High Pitch Count, Two Homers From Willy Garcia
May22

Prospect Watch: Glasnow Struggles Through High Pitch Count, Two Homers From Willy Garcia

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Stolmy Pimentel #13). If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia Triple, Long Homer From Chris McGuiness
May21

Prospect Highlights: Willy Garcia Triple, Long Homer From Chris McGuiness

On Tuesday night, Willy Garcia collected his fourth triple of the season. While he is hitting just .220 with 45 strikeouts in 132 at-bats, Garcia has seven doubles, four triples and five homers, so he is getting his share of extra-base hits. This triple was the lone Altoona highlight on offense in their 1-0 loss to Akron. Adrian Sampson took the tough loss, but pitched great, allowing one run over seven innings, with a career-high...

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Top Performers: Pirates Hitters Cutting Down on Strikeouts in the Minors
Apr28

Top Performers: Pirates Hitters Cutting Down on Strikeouts in the Minors

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, 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 top ten players from the last...

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