Tag: Bryton Trepagnier

Prospect Notebook: Seeing Two Pitchers For the First Time; Brewer Hits...

Today I got to see two pitchers for the first time. For the last year I’ve seen Wei-Chung Wang walking around in a red shirt as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. I also saw Hayden Hurst last year in the GCL after the 2012 draft pick signed. However, he didn’t pitch in the GCL, […]
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First Pitch: A Few Cases of Increased Velocity, and the More...

Today I wrapped up the West Virginia Power 2012 season recap. The three lowest levels in the farm system are now complete, which covers a lot of the young pitchers in the system. It also covers a lot of the guys who fall under the “projectable frame” category. You might see that term used a […]
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State College Spikes 2012 Season Recap: Pitchers

In the past, State College has been known as “The Fastball Academy”. The Pirates have sent young pitchers here to focus on their fastball command, learning how to throw on a downward plane, and move the pitch to the inside and outside corners of the plate. There was always a focus on secondary pitches, but […]
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GCL Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Pitchers

The Gulf Coast League is one of the most pitcher friendly leagues in the minors. The parks are huge, and the weather can be brutal, playing at noon every day in Florida during some of the most humid months of the year. For pitchers, that can lead to very strong numbers, even from guys who […]
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Minor Moves: Cole Officially Promoted; Restocking Indianapolis

The Pirates called up five players today, which led to roster shuffling in the upper levels of the minors to fill those empty spots in Indianapolis. **Gerrit Cole was officially promoted to Indianapolis to make his Triple-A debut tonight. **Kris Johnson was also promoted to Indianapolis. **Miguel Perez and Logan Kensing were activated from the […]
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2011 GCL Pirates Preview: Pitchers

The GCL Pirates began their season on Monday.  Below is a look at the pitchers who will start the year on the 2011 GCL roster.  Also, be sure to check out our preview of the position players. Luis Heredia The 16 year old Heredia, who turns 17 in August, signed for $2.6 M out of […]
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Bryton Trepagnier Video From Pirate City

Yesterday I posted video of Stetson Allie working a simulated game at Pirate City.  Allie was rotating with Bryton Trepagnier, who was the 41st round pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2010.  Trepagnier is a tall pitcher with a projectable frame, at 6′ 5″, 180 pounds.  He signed out of high school in 2010, and […]
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A Tale of Projectability

We often hear about “projectability” with young pitchers.  The idea is that a tall, skinny kid will add velocity to his frame as he fills out and matures.  Often it seems that every tall, skinny kid has projectability.  However, not every player with projectability will end up throwing in the upper 90s.  It’s for that […]
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Bucs sign two more draft picks

Tim Williams at BuccoFans.com reports that the Pirates have signed two more draftees, 49th rounder Logan Pevny and 41st rounder Bryton Trepagnier.
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