Tag: Casey Hughston

Pirates Release Outfielder Casey Hughston

The Pittsburgh Pirates released outfielder Casey Hughston, who was the third round pick in the 2015 draft. Hughston topped out at Double-A Altoona, though he spent all of 2018 with the Bradenton Marauders. The Pirates drafted Hughston out of Alabama as a draft-eligible sophomore and gave him a $700,000 bonus, which was $107,300 over the […]
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Rule 5 Preview: Best Tools Among Available Pirates

The Major League Baseball Rule 5 draft takes place on Thursday. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a total of 48 players who are available to be selected by other teams. We will have a preview prior to the draft, but for now, I thought it would be interesting to look at the best tools available among […]
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Minor Moves: Austin Meadows to the DL, Mitchell Tolman and Casey...

The Pirates made a series of moves throughout their minor league system today, likely in response to two big injuries. We already saw that Josh Harrison was placed on the 10-day disabled list, leading to Chris Bostick being promoted to Pittsburgh. Austin Meadows was also placed on the 7-day disabled list with an oblique strain […]
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The Twenty: Bradenton’s Young Pitching Staff Leads the Way This Week

Every week we have live reports from all over the system, while I provided additional views of the minors via MiLB.tv, which included Indianapolis, Altoona and West Virginia this week. We also had live coverage of Altoona and West Virginia in the past week. All of these reports are combined and used each week to […]
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Instructs Report: Nice Day for Hughston at the Plate; Valerio Plays...

BRADENTON, Fla. – Wednesday in the Instructional League, the Pirates played another game that was practicing situations. I mentioned it in yesterday’s notes, but I should expand on it a little. They will start innings with runners on base and the team batting is usually trailing by 1-2 runs. They call the situations out and […]
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The Twenty: Barrett Barnes and Mitch Keller Continue With Strong Numbers

Every week we have live reports from all over the system, while John Dreker provides additional views of the minors via MiLB.tv, which included Indianapolis, Altoona, West Virginia and Morgantown this week. We also had live coverage of Indianapolis, Bristol and the GCL in the past week. All of these reports are combined and used […]
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Prospect Watch: Steven Brault Gets Roughed Up; Will Craig Extends Hit...

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 […]
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Casey Hughston Getting a Second Chance in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV – While a month in Florida may seem like a dream vacation for some, for Casey Hughston, it was anything but. After a deplorable start to 2016 with the West Virginia Power, the Pirates chose to send the 2015 third-round draft pick to Extended Spring Training in Bradenton, Florida. Prior to being sent […]
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Morning Report: Thoughts on the West Virginia Power

I was able to catch four West Virginia Power games this weekend. It’s the second time I saw the team live this season, catching a series in mid-May as well. I’ve also watched about ten games online. With that in mind, I wanted to give some quick thoughts on the team and what I have […]
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Morning Report: Comparing Two Similarly Ranked Prospects

On Tuesday, the South Atlantic League named Mitchell Tolman the Player of the Week for last week. He had an incredible week, posting a 1.833 OPS, with a .500 batting average, four homers and seven walks. That got him included in our Top Performer article and there was also a perfectly timed feature article from […]
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