Prospect Highlights: First Look at GCL Starter Dario Agrazal Jr.
Jun24

Prospect Highlights: First Look at GCL Starter Dario Agrazal Jr.

Back in April of 2012, the Pittsburgh Pirates quietly signed right-handed pitcher Dario Agrazal Jr., who made his debut in the Gulf Coast League yesterday. Agrazal pitched in the DSL last year and had a perfect 6-0 record in 12 starts and one relief appearance, so of course he lost his GCL debut. Agrazal’s father is famous in Panama as one of the country’s best all-time pitchers and now he is a well-respected coach, so you...

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Prospect Watch: Cole Tucker Makes Debut, Bell and Ramirez Extend Hit Streaks
Jun23

Prospect Watch: Cole Tucker Makes Debut, Bell and Ramirez Extend Hit Streaks

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. 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 #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Prospect Watch: Garcia Homers; Kuhl Continues Strong Pitching From Bradenton
Jun03

Prospect Watch: Garcia Homers; Kuhl Continues Strong Pitching From Bradenton

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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Top 10 Hitters: Everything is Coming Together For Mel Rojas
May26

Top 10 Hitters: Everything is Coming Together For Mel Rojas

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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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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