Tag: Adrian Grullon

Morning Report: Pirates Are Slowly Getting Back All of Their Tommy...

In yesterday’s First Pitch article about Jameson Taillon and Tyler Glasnow, Tim Williams noted that Taillon is doing things in his return from Tommy John surgery you shouldn’t expect a player to be doing. That makes it unfair when you compare the returns of other TJ surgery players to what he is doing. If you […]
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2016 West Virginia Black Bears Season Preview and Top 10 Prospects

The West Virginia Black Bears (referred to from here on out as Morgantown, to avoid confusion with the West Virginia Power) began their 2016 season last night. This year’s team features the top college draft picks from the 2016 draft, along with the top players coming up from the short-season leagues last year. The two […]
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Prospect Notes: Meadows Recovering Quickly, Garcia and Keller Recaps

BRADENTON, Fla. – Two weeks ago today, Austin Meadows had surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone. The injury came after getting hit in the right eye with a ball that skipped up off a teammates glove during throwing drills. I talked to Meadows this morning, who is doing well after surgery. “Everything was according […]
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An Early Look at the Potential Pirates Breakout Prospects For 2016

Last week I did a recap of the 2015 breakout performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates system, looking at the skills which led to their big 2015 seasons. Breakout performers are difficult to predict, as you never know which toolsy player will put it all together. Despite this, we try to mention a few names as […]
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Injury Updates: Taillon and Holmes Video, Schwind Had Spleen Removed

Jameson Taillon continued his Tommy John rehab today, going three shutout innings in an extended Spring Training intrasquad game at Pirate City. The game was originally scheduled against Toronto, but was switched at the last minute due to rain. He gave up just two hits and a walk, while striking out four. His fastball was […]
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Top 10 Pitchers: A Group of Lefties at the Top of...

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten scores are highlighted in the write-up below. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is […]
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Minor League Schedule: Eight Teams and Nine Games For Friday

Today's Starters: Jake Brigham, Kenn Kasparek, Orlando Castro, Cody Dickson, Tyler Eppler, Adrian Grullon
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2014 Bristol Pirates Season Preview

Over the off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates added a new short-season team, joining the Appalachian League with the franchise in Bristol. The Appalachian League uses the MLB team names, and thus, the Bristol Pirates were born. The Pirates will only have one DSL team this year, rather than two in previous years. Because of this, they […]
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2013 GCL Pirates Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

In previous years, I got to see 1-2 weeks of the GCL players. Most of that time came during the Fall Instructional Leagues, and I didn’t get a further look until Spring Training. This year I saw almost everyone at the level at least once, with only 1-2 exceptions. When combined with the earlier draft […]
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Minor League Schedule: Dickson Tries To Follow Up Stellar Performance

8/1/13 Starters: Kris Johnson, Eliecer Navarro, Zack Dodson, Kyle Haynes, Cody Dickson, Adrian Grullon
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