Tag: Ben Bengtson

Ben Bengtson Remains Positive Despite Recent Setback

I got word over the weekend from an observer at Pirate City, that Ben Bengtson was injured while diving for a ball and it seemed serious. So I waited a few days, then checked in with Bengtson on Monday afternoon to get an update on his condition. He said that he was playing third base, […]
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The 21: Ben Bengtson Wins a Very Close Race for Player...

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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Ben Bengtson Adds Power in College and a New Position in...

Starting in the 21st round of the 2017 draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates went on a run of selecting college shortstops. After taking Brett Pope and Robbie Glendinning, they used their 23rd round pick on Ben Bengtson out of the University of Hartford. They would go on to select Nick Valaika in the 24th round for […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Eight More Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed five draft picks on Wednesday and there could be more names on the way tonight or tomorrow. As for right now, we can confirm that the following players signed their contracts today: 11th round. Alex Manasa 21. Robbie Glendinning 22. Brett Pope 23. Ben Bengtson 28. Matt Seelinger All except Seelinger […]
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