Tag: Brandon Waddell

The 21: Strong Week for Logan Hill Leads to His Second...

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, then The Twenty. The number 21 obviously has a lot of […]
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The 21: Mason Martin Repeats as Player of the Week…Again

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, then The Twenty. The number 21 obviously has a lot of […]
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Minor Moves: Pirates Promote Brandon Waddell and Oliver Garcia

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted five minor league pitchers, returning Brandon Waddell to Indianapolis and moving Oliver Garcia from Bristol to Morgantown. Winston Nicacio moves from Morgantown to Greensboro. Conner Loeprich has moved up to Bradenton as well. As a late addition, we just found out that Nicholas Economos has been promoted to Altoona. Waddell […]
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The 21: Ji-Hwan Bae Runs Away with Player of the Week...

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, then The Twenty. The number 21 obviously has a lot of […]
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Prospect Watch: JT Brubaker Starts for Morgantown; Bristol Loses 15-1 in...

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time or loses his prospect eligibility (Kevin Newman, Nick Burdi and Bryan Reynolds), he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will […]
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Minor Moves: JT Brubaker Sent to Morgantown on Rehab: Blake Weiman...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have sent right-handed pitcher JT Brubaker to Morgantown on a rehab assignment. He will also be joined in Morgantown by Major League veteran reliever Brandon Maurer. Brubaker has been out since April 24th with elbow irritation. He threw 35 pitches in a simulated game last week, so he should be up to […]
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Morning Report: Starters Turned Relievers

The Pittsburgh Pirates turned four of their top pitching prospects into relievers this year. Prior to the season, Clay Holmes, Brandon Waddell and Luis Escobar all became relievers. Shortly after the season began, Braeden Ogle went to the bullpen. The four are having varied results. Escobar was the top name we heard about before releasing […]
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A Look at the Non-Roster Invites for the Pirates and Their...

On Thursday, we asked readers to submit questions for a Pirates Q&A. We received a great response to the post and started answering those questions on Friday. Tim Williams started with questions about the off-season on Friday, then on Saturday, he tackled questions about prospects, the Pirates budget and Manny Machado. We left two questions […]
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Pirates Announce a Large Group of Non-Roster Invites to Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced a large group of non-roster invites to Spring Training on Saturday morning. That group includes first baseman Will Craig, third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes, outfielder Bryan Reynolds, right-handed pitchers Tyler Eppler, Geoff Hartlieb, Alex McRae and Eduardo Vera, left-handed pitcher Elvis Escobar, Brandon Waddell and Blake Weiman, and catchers Jason Delay, Christian […]
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Quiet Rule 5 Draft for Pirates, As They Make Two Minor...

The MLB Rule 5 draft is at noon today. The Pittsburgh Pirates go into the day with an open spot on their 40-man roster. That spot will be filled by free agent signing Jordan Lyles as soon as his contract is official (likely happening tomorrow), but the Pirates still have the option to make a […]
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