P2Daily: Minor League Playoff Push Update

The minor league seasons are winding down, and today we’re taking a look at the Pirates affiliates in the race.

— Indianapolis is the furthest out the playoff picture, currently 11.5 games out the International League West division with 29 games left. They have won seven out of their last 10 games, including a series victory this past week against Rochester.

— Altoona has posted a 26-24 record in the second half of the season. They are 6.5 games back with 18 left. They’ve won six out of their last 10, despite losing their series against Bowie this past week.

— Greensboro has won seven of their last 10 games, but hold a 26-26 record in the second half, while holding a -24 run differential in that span. While getting things going a bit, they do find themselves 5.5 games back with only 12 games left.

— Bradenton is picking the worst time to have a hiccup. They are still 10 games over .500 during the second half, but lost four of the six games against Dunedin this past week. With only 12 games left in the Single-A season, they find themselves just 1.5 games back and have series against Fort Myers and Clearwater, the two worst teams in the division.

Mike Jarvis’ Impressive Day

Mike Jarvis has taken on the organizational role this year for the Pirates, playing in Bradenton, Indianapolis, and Greensboro this season. Starting on Sunday, Jarvis had himself quite the impressive day for the Grasshoppers, not only picking up a home run but also stealing four bases.

Collectively at three levels, Jarvis has hit .209/.281/.356 with 21 stolen bases and eight home run. He’s struck out just 42 times in 306 plate appearances. Over the last four games, he’s picked up five hits and has home runs now in back-to-back games.

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RaisetheJollyRancherGirl

Can anyone recall a position player prospect for us performing so well in their age 22 season at AA and likely at least a cup of coffee at AAA as Endy?

leefieux

We get to expand by two players in two days. Who gets called up? Is Castro’s hot streak going to keep Bae at Indy/off the roster? Do we call up TSwag and/or Mitchell? Does Bolton get the call?

Do we DFA Van Meter and make it three callups?

James_Robert5

Quinn P?
Mike B?
Bae?
Endy?
Triolo?
Swag?

leefieux

No to Quinn and Triolo. Burrows maybe. Endy to AAA once Henry gets back. Mitchell, Swag and Bae are my top 3.

James_Robert5

Check out how quickly the O’s promote their players

Multiple players from the 2021 draft already at AA / AAA

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/team.cgi?id=eed70750

leefieux

I live near Baltimore. They and Tampa are my two favorite teams. Good to see some GMs know how to rebuild.

leefieux

AL teams….lol

NMR

Fellas, they just kept the best prospect on earth down until he turned 24.

The equivalent of calling up Endy for a cup of coffee at the end of 2024.

Also of potential relevance, said best prospect on earth hit the ground running and is actually contributing to the major league team winning baseball games.

Last edited 1 month ago by NMR
leefieux

Waitaminnit….Prospects actually can do well when they’re called up?

joesolo6181

this just gives the owners another reason to cut back on the minors.

Wilbur Miller

MLBPA wants to unionize the minors. Should have done that long ago, but MLB is going to go nuclear over it. Could have a lot of ramifications for teams with super ultra cheap owners.

robertkasperski

Did the MLBPA send the Authorization cards to just affiliated teams or to all minor league teams? I am just seeing “to all minor league players” in articles. I can see how the MLB affiliated teams can do much better but if they are looking to unionize Independent League teams, it will devastate the Independent Leagues.

hoptown

I am anti labor unions in almost every instance. But their purpose is ensure reasonable wages and safe working conditions. And i think all would agree the minor league system is artificially supresses and does not pay reasonable wages. Time to unionize.

docdon385

If business/baseball owners treated their workers fairly there would be no need for unions, but unfortunately that is not now and has never been the case with very few exceptions. Unions are a vital part of keeping a capitalist economy healthy because they spread the wealth around instead of keeping it in the hands of the few who generally hoard it rather than spending it so the economy can thrive.

People with a lot of money seldom want to share it even with those who earn it for them and the richer they are the truer that becomes. Baseball owners, all of them even the ultra cheap, are all filthy rich and usually didn’t get that way by being generous or playing fairly.

They don’t like unions because they force them to treat workers, players, fairly. Too damn bad and too bad fans (who in places like Pittsburgh still get treated like crap and are made to pay for a clearly inferior product that if bought from Amazon could be returned for a refund due to clear defects) can’t unionize to force the owners to level the playing field instead of simply passing the wealth back and forth among themselves. It would be good for the game and probably in the long run even for the owners, but it would mean the owners would lose some of their current control. They are not about to give any of that up unless forced to do so.

tventimiglio

Yeah, the unions are great. Criminal enterprises like the UAW the Teamsters and the UMW are definitely cornerstones of our society. Look what the Steel Workers Union did for the Steel Workers. Oh wait, do we still have steel workers?

Last edited 1 month ago by tventimiglio
NMR

Great, let’s see your coddled ass in the mill working for 3rd world wages.

tventimiglio

Too funny. You can’t dispute the facts so you call names. If union membership were so great why is membership usually mandatory? Why can’t employees that don’t like the wages, benefits, treatment move to companies that treat them better? There was a time and a place for unions. No longer needed. Just a way for union execs to have a cash cow to pilfer from. I’d say nice try though, but it was a stupid comment.
And I have to ask. Did you have a family member with a leg crushed in a mill accident? Yeah, I did. Did you ever stand a picket line? Nope didn’t think so, I did. Did you ever spend a Christmas with no gifts and little food because your Dad was on strike? Yep, I did that too. Like I said, there was a time and a place for unions but the need stopped about 50 years ago. Now between dues and the lost wages of strikes union members suffer from their membership.
Too funny. You can’t dispute the facts so you call names. If union membership were so great why is membership usually mandatory? Why can’t employees that don’t like the wages, benefits, treatment move to companies that treat them better? There was a time and a place for unions. No longer needed. Just a way for union execs to have a cash cow to pilfer from. I’d say nice try though, but it was a stupid comment.
And I have to ask. Did you have a family member with a leg crushed in a mill accident? Yeah, I did. Did you ever stand a picket line? Nope didn’t think so, I did. Did you ever spend a Christmas with no gifts and little food because your Dad was on strike? Yep, I did that too. Like I said, there was a time and a place for unions but the need stopped about 50 years ago. Now between dues and the lost wages of strikes union members suffer from their membership and if you study a bit you’ll see rampant corruption by union leaders.

Last edited 1 month ago by tventimiglio
NMR

Will you or will you not work the mill for 3rd world wages?

tventimiglio

Absolutely not. I have skills that allow me to do other things. Not that it has anything to do with my post. I also wouldnt work in the mill for today’s wages negotiated by the unions. At the urging of my Dad who was a UAW member I applied for and was accepted for work at the Fisher Body plant in West Mifflin as well as the VW Plant. Didn’t want to work in a mill, especially watching the influx of Japanese cars as well as the closures of the Steel Mills. Had too many friends who’s families lost their homes. That was the doing of the United Steel Workers pricing our steel out of the market.

Would you work in the mill for 3rd world wages?

And by the way. I paid my way through college (2 years) and worked 60+ hours per week for most of my professional career until 10 years ago. I’m 64, work 40-50 hours per week because I enjoy it and will probably do so until I am at least 70. Anything but coddled and I’ll stack my sacrifices and accomplishments against anybody.

Last edited 1 month ago by tventimiglio
NMR

No, I wouldn’t…which is exactly why Unions are still needed today!

Unions didn’t price American steel out of the market, globalization did.

tventimiglio

SMH. Can’t argue with someone that doesn’t want to learn. Globalization is exactly what makes unions obsolete. The cost structure has to compete in a world wide market and excessive wages and benefits cause jobs to move off shore or investments in automation.
1978 was a long time ago. Workers need to learn marketable skills that will provide earnings/benefits without the interference of unions.

Last edited 1 month ago by tventimiglio
NMR

So I was right, you are too coddled to bust your ass for shitty pay and are nice enough to expect other poor saps to do it for us.

tventimiglio

Just stupid.

Wilbur Miller

MLB could have avoided this by not being so damn cheap. Even when they finally made some limited improvements, they delayed until they could offset the expense by shrinking the minors. It’s not just Nutting. They won’t spend a nickel unless they’ve got a gun to their heads. They brought this on themselves.

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