Pirates DVR: Omar Cruz, Noe Toribio, Eddy Yean

Welcome to the Pirates Prospects daily video rundown, where we pull some of the top videos of the Pittsburgh Pirates across the internet. 

Omar Cruz

The lefty has spent a good chunk of the last two seasons in Altoona, originally as a starter before eventually settling into a bullpen role, seeing some added swing and miss with the switch.

With the Pirates going with a bullpen type of game on Sunday, they got quite a few minor league names into to pitch, including Cruz.

Noe Toribio

The righty split 2022 with Double-A Altoona as well as Indianapolis, struggling once he got to Triple-A. He still showed some good swing and miss metrics, even without the strikeout totals to go with it.

He also kept the ball on the ground. In Sunday’s game, he got a couple of whiffs that eventually led to a strikeout, before getting a double play to end the inning.

Eddy Yean

Yean was the second piece of the Josh Bell trade, along with Wil Crowe. Yean pitched an inning on Sunday, striking out a pair, but also walking a batter and allowing two hits in the process. 

The 21-year-old Yean sat mostly in the 93-95 mph range on his fastball on Sunday, but was able to dial it up to 99 on his first pitch of the outing.

Anthony began writing over 10 years ago, starting a personal blog to cover the 2011 MLB draft, where the Pirates selected first overall. After bouncing around many websites covering hockey, he refocused his attention to baseball, his first love when it comes to sports. He eventually found himself here at Pirates Prospects in late 2021, where he covers the team’s four full season minor league affiliates.

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Note to all young Pirates pitching prospects…Throw strikes!

Goes for vets, too.

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