Tag: Angel Basabe

GCL Pirates Top Ten Prospects: A Solid Group of Young Talent

We posted the season recap for the GCL Pirates yesterday, where we mentioned 22 players of note. Today we look at the top ten prospects in more detail. Usually we use a limit of 20 innings pitched/10 relief appearances and 70 plate appearances to qualify for the short-season top ten lists, but this team played […]
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GCL Season Preview: Draft Picks and International Prospects

The Gulf Coast League season begins on Monday, with a 56-game schedule for the GCL Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates are sending a talented group to the GCL this season, split between 2019 draft picks and some of the top prospects from the 2018 Dominican Summer League team. This roster is going to be changing as […]
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Morgantown Season Preview: Two Top Prospects and a Lot of Draft...

The season begins tonight in Morgantown for the West Virginia Black Bears. They are the New York-Penn League affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The league has a 76-game schedule, with very few off days, which is one of the reasons why the league works with 35-man rosters instead of the 25-man roster you see in […]
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Pirates are Taking a Different Approach This Year with Their Top...

The New York-Penn League season begins in Morgantown on Friday and there are two unexpected names on the roster for the Black Bears. The Pittsburgh Pirates are sending right-handed pitchers Braxton Ashcraft and Michael Burrows to their top short-season affiliate. In the recent past, those two pitchers would have headed to Bristol for their first […]
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DSL Pirates: Top Ten Prospects are Led by a Trio of...

Yesterday, we posted the season recap for the 2018 Dominican Summer League Pirates. We noted that they used a total of 75 players during the season and by the end of the year cuts, 68 of those players were still in the system. That’s a lot of players to sort through for a top ten […]
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The 21: A Week Led by Will Craig’s Power and Nick...

Every Monday during the minor league season, we take a look at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, giving scouting reports on the top ten pitchers and top ten hitters from the previous week. The column was originally called Top Performers until last year when we changed it to The Twenty. The […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Dominican Outfielder Juan Pie; Venezuelan Outfielder Angel Basabe

As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 16-year-old Dominican outfielder Juan Pie this morning. The July 2nd international signing period begins today and we should expect to hear some more signings throughout the day. Pie agreed to a deal for $500,000 according to multiple sources. The Pirates have a $5.75M bonus pool to spend this […]
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