Tag: Brett Kinneman

Jack Herman Promoted to Greensboro

The Pittsburgh Pirates are promoting 19-year-old Jack Herman to the Low-A Greensboro Grasshoppers. Herman was the hitting star last year in the Gulf Coast League after being drafted out of high school in the 30th round in June. He put up a .340/.435/.489 slash line in 37 games. In a recent article, we talked to […]
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Morgantown Top Ten Prospects: A Solid Group Led by First Round...

We posted our 2018 season recap for Morgantown yesterday, so now it’s time to look at our top ten prospects from the team. Just like with the Bristol list, we used our short-season minimums to qualify for the top ten. Batters need at least 70 plate appearances to get on this list, while pitchers can either get […]
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Travis Swaggerty Leads the Way for a Morgantown Club Filled with...

The Pittsburgh Pirates send a lot of their college draft picks to Morgantown each year, especially the early round picks. Some of the later college guys and junior college players head to Bristol, while the GCL club gets mostly prep players, though college guys will occasionally begin the season there before moving up. This year’s […]
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Here’s Why the Pirates Overloaded on College Players on Day Two...

The Pirates had eight picks on day two of the 2018 MLB draft. They used all eight picks to take players from the college ranks. They’ve gone college heavy in the past. The 2015 draft saw all college guys in rounds 3-10, although one of them — fourth rounder Jacob Taylor — was from the […]
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Seventh Round: Pirates Draft Outfielder Brett Kinneman

With their seventh round pick in the 2018 MLB amateur draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected outfielder Brett Kinneman from North Carolina State. Kinneman started his junior season off on fire at North Carolina State, then fell off a cliff during the middle before rebounding slightly at the end. Kinneman’s tools grade almost average across the […]
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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...