Tag: Adrian Sampson

Morning Report: Stephen Tarpley Makes His Season Debut Tonight

A few notes on the day Stephen Tarpley makes his season debut. ** We start with Tarpley, who has been out with an oblique injury suffered during Spring Training. This is his second late start to a season with the Pirates. Tim Williams has been keeping us updated on Tarpley’s return, announcing over the weekend […]
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Morning Report: Steven Brault and Adrian Sampson

It looks like Altoona will be on MiLB.TV tonight, so I plan on spending my Friday night watching Steven Brault’s last regular season start. He has had quite a season, especially since being sent to Altoona. Among pitchers in the Pirates’ system, he is second to Zack Dodson with 147.2 innings pitched. Brault is fourth […]
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How Adrian Sampson Went From Rotation Depth to a Trade Chip

After seeing an ERA just over 3.00 for the first two months of the season, and being near the International League leaders in strikeouts, it seemed Adrian Sampson could do no wrong. However, this trend came to a screeching halt in July. Sampson all of a sudden became very hittable and bad just got worse for […]
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Morning Report: Notes on Glasnow, Bell, Meadows, Sampson and Miscellaneous

No real direction for the Morning Report today. The trade deadline was extremely hectic, so I just went with notes, and no Miscellaneous isn’t a new international player in the system, sorry if the title confused you. Tonight is a special day in Indianapolis, assuming Josh Bell is in the lineup. If you missed it […]
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Pirates Acquire J.A. Happ For Adrian Sampson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired J.A. Happ from Seattle for Adrian Sampson, according to a team press release. The move is an interesting one, as it gives the Pirates either a third lefty in the bullpen (or a replacement for Antonio Bastardo), and/or it gives the Pirates rotation depth. Happ currently has a 4.64 ERA […]
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The Pirates Loaded 2015 Rule 5 Class Will Give Them Plenty...

The Rule 5 draft is an event over the off-season that gets a lot of attention, although at times it might get more attention than it deserves. The big concern each year is a “roster crunch”, where the Pirates would have too many prospects to protect, and not enough room to protect them. The reality […]
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Prospect Watch: Sampson Pitches Great, Heredia Allows Career-High in Runs

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the […]
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Why Has Adrian Sampson Been Struggling Lately?

After starting the season like a house of fire, Adrian Sampson appears to have hit the wall in June and into July. The velocity is still where he has been all season long, in the 91 to 93 range with the fastball, but location is where Sampson has really struggled over the past month. One National […]
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The Pirates Rotation Depth Has Taken a Huge Hit Lately

The Pirates have taken a hit to their starting pitching depth over the last few weeks. Jameson Taillon — who was nearing the end of his Tommy John rehab — will have hernia surgery next week. Casey Sadler went down with a forearm strain. And the Pirates recently lost Clayton Richard to the Cubs, due […]
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Prospect Watch: Starts From Glasnow, Heredia, Holmes and Sampson

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the […]
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