This week, Pirates Prospects will be heavy on coverage from my recent trip to Greensboro. That will start today with my recap of the I’ll be in Altoona for the next stage of my year-end coverage. Look for more live reports nightly in the Prospect Watch.
QUICK PIRATES RECAP
PIRATES (55-69) AT Twins
Score: Twins 2, Pirates 0
Pittsburgh Starter: Ryan Borucki, LHP (3.76)
–Line: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR
Player of the Game: Bryan Reynolds, LF (2-for-4)
- Dauri Moreta, RHP (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K)
- Colin Selby, RHP (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K)
One Sentence Recap: The Pirates saw good overall results from their bullpen game, but the offense was Bryan Reynolds away from getting no-hit.
DAILY VIDEO RUNDOWN
Paul Skenes pitched two perfect innings in his second outing for Bradenton. Check out the results below.
Paul Skenes? Yeah, he's legit.
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) August 20, 2023
AROUND THE SYSTEM
I had my final day in Greensboro, and had live reports
It looks like the Pirates might be preparing Roansy Contreras for a less than traditional starter role. They’ve been incorporating more bullpen games in Pittsburgh. Contreras entered Sunday’s game in the second inning, after Braeden Ogle served as an opener.
I’ll be in Altoona for live coverage this week, getting a look at how the players at the level have progressed since my brief trip in May.
Check the site Monday afternoon for reports on the top prospects in Greensboro. I’ve got player and system features to follow, starting on Tuesday.
Paul Skenes made his second appearance with Bradenton. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him make his next appearance in Altoona.
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Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.