Tag: Adrian Valerio

The 2013-14 International Signing Class Has Already Started to Pay Off...

We plan to have an article dedicated to the international side each Sunday throughout the season. So until the Dominican Summer League begins play on June 2nd, we will look at recaps of the previous international signing classes and see where they currently stand. Today we look at the progress of the 2013-14 signing class. […]
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Prospect Watch: Solid Start from Tyler Eppler; Adrian Valerio Starts to...

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time (Colin Moran), or loses his prospect eligibility (Edgar Santana, Kyle Crick, Max Moroff and Dovydas Neverauskas), he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and […]
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Prospect Watch: Shutout Pitching from Dario Agrazal and Travis MacGregor

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time (Colin Moran and Edgar Santana), or loses his prospect eligibility (Kyle Crick and Dovydas Neverauskas), he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a […]
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The 2018 Bradenton Marauders are Led By Pitching, With Luis Escobar...

The weakest team in the Pirates’ system this year, as far as full-season teams, will be the Bradenton Marauders. The prospect depth at the level is thin, with very few players who could eventually become impact prospects, or even starters one day in the majors. The strength of the team is easily on the pitching […]
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The Pirates Have Some Prospects Who Could Be Selected in the...

JJ Cooper from Baseball America posted a list of the top Rule 5 candidates, along with players who fit the mold of the type who get selected in the Rule 5 draft. The Pittsburgh Pirates added Austin Meadows, Luis Escobar and Dario Agrazal to their 40-man roster this off-season. That was to protect them from […]
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Pirates Prospects Who Are Eligible For the 2017 Rule 5 Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates set their 40-man roster today, adding Austin Meadows, Luis Escobar, and Dario Agrazal, while also trading Gift Ngoepe. Meadows, Escobar, and Agrazal were protected from the upcoming Rule 5 draft on December 8th. The players on the lists below are eligible for the Rule 5 draft. When a player is eligible for […]
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Who Do the Pirates Need to Protect From the 2017 Rule...

A week from today, the Pirates and every other MLB team will make some important moves to set their 40-man rosters for the offseason. The 40-man rosters all across baseball will change on a daily basis, but November 20th marks the final day to add players in order to protect them from the Rule 5 […]
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West Virginia Top 10: Luis Escobar Leads a Top-Heavy Prospect List

West Virginia has been the level recently where young players break out and establish themselves as legit prospects. That happened last year again with Mitch Keller, although the Pirates didn’t get an extreme version like Keller with this year’s West Virginia team. The 2017 team wasn’t packed with prospects, but they had two of the […]
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Ten Pittsburgh Pirates Drafted by Winter Ball Teams, Including Alemais, Cruz,...

The Dominican winter league held it’s annual rookie draft on Thursday night. The basic idea of the draft is that teams pick players from the Dominican, with the occasional foreign-born players with Dominican heritage mixed in. The players are usually in Low-A, although they can be players who haven’t got that far in pro ball […]
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Morning Report: Highlights from the West Virginia Power Season

West Virginia had a heartbreaking day to finish their season yesterday. They won their game and finished tied for first in the standings, but they were .002 points behind Greensboro with their .557 winning percentage. That was due to Greensboro having two games rained out, so 38-30 was better than 39-31. If there was any […]
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