Greensboro Grasshoppers Scouting Notes

GREENSBORO, NC - I was in Greensboro at the start of this month to see the High-A team of the Pittsburgh Pirates. My attention was divided between photos, interviews, and watching the games.

We have a lot of features hitting the site over the next week from this trip, including deeper breakdowns on some of the players. To get things started, here are some notes from the trip.
The Pitching
There is a lot of sleeper pitching talent on this roster. The obvious highlight is Jared Jones, who gave up two runs in four innings when I saw him. The issues mostly came from one inning, which we will break down in the upcoming week. Jones has a fastball that can work upper 90s, and a ridiculous slider. He's dealt with control issues, but what I like is that he's trending better in this area -- bot...

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dbsteel

AA lame-o next year.

skliesen

Not much to get excited about here. Hopefully Jones, Gutierrez, and maybe Lopez will turn into difference makers some day.

Next year’s Greensboro roster should be much more exciting to follow.

PirateRican21

The top talent will no longer be in Altoona next year as it has been for the last two. hope López and Head break out along with Jones….

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