Tag: Austin Shields

Injury Updates: Kranick Returning From Shoulder Tightness; Shields and Alemais Updates

BRADENTON, Fla. – Max Kranick was expected to be one of the top prospects headed to Bristol this year. That plan has been delayed due to Kranick being shut down with tightness in his shoulder at the end of extended Spring Training. Kranick was shut down for a short time in May with the shoulder […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

Two Prep Pitchers Heading in Opposite Directions With Their Control Problems

BRADENTON, Fla. – The 2017 Bristol Pirates will begin their season tonight, and the roster will be led by two promising pitching prospects in Braeden Ogle and Max Kranick. Both players were selected in the 2016 draft, showing a lot of early promise, with signs of more to come. The Pirates drafted two additional prep […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

Williams: Pirates Have Another Strong Group of Pitching Prospects in the...

You'll never hear me saying that the Pirates have too much pitching depth. That's actually an impossible thing for a team to have. Pitching depth...

The Prep Pitchers That Will Make Bristol a Team to Watch...

BRADENTON, Fla. – It used to be that the Pirates would draft a prep pitcher then send him to the New York-Penn League during his first full professional season. They wanted to challenge their prep pitchers by sending them to a level higher than the Gulf Coast League, but they didn’t want to send them […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

Pirate City Notes: Mitch Keller Focuses on His Changeup

BRADENTON, Fla. – “Stay out there.” That’s the phrase that was heard after two of Mitch Keller’s innings today, as the top pitching prospect went three innings in an intrasquad game at Pirate City. Keller was quick and efficient, giving up just a run on two hits, and that damage came after he already got […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

Instruct Report: Getting a Look at the Younger Pirates Pitching Prospects

BRADENTON, Fla. – Wednesday was a good day to see younger pitchers at Pirate City. It’s hard to get a strong impression beyond velocity, because pitchers are going just one to two innings, and most of them are throwing mostly or all fastballs. Even the velocity readings may be misleading due to various developmental factors. That […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

Instructs Report: Eric Wood Moves to the Outfield

BRADENTON, Fla. – Eric Wood had his position changed for the Arizona Fall League, moving from third base to the outfield. This came after the Pirates added third baseman Connor Joe to the roster. We weren’t sure if that was just an error at first, but the move was confirmed today when Wood played in […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

Prospect Watch: Tyler Glasnow Struggles With Control in Rehab Start for...

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors and loses his prospect eligibility, he will be removed. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

Prospect Watch: Braeden Ogle and Austin Shields Pitch Well in GCL...

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors and loses his prospect eligibility, he will be removed. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

First Pitch: Pirates Have Another Group of High Upside Arms in...

From 2008-2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates spent a lot of money on young pitchers. Aside from the $14.5 M they spent on Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon, they spent about $8 M on over-slot pitchers in the middle and late rounds, with many of them coming from the prep ranks. The goal was to get as […]
To continue reading this article, you need to be a subscriber. You can join us by purchasing one of the following plans: Annual Subscription, Top Prospect Plan or Monthly Subscription. If you're already a subscriber, make sure that you are logged in, using the link at the top of the page. If you have any issues, email help@piratesprospects.com.

Site Updates

The 2020 Prospect Guide is Now Available!

Pirates Prospects took the leap to being my full-time job at the end of the 2010 season, all thanks to the release of our...