Tag: Chase Simpson

Prospect Watch: Bradenton Wins Game One of the Playoffs 11-6 Behind...

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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Nick Kingham Promoted to Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Nick Kingham to the Altoona Curve. He made his last two starts for the Bradenton Marauders, throwing six shutout innings while striking out seven batters on Tuesday. In his prior start, he threw five shutout innings. Kingham is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, which happened […]
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Minor Moves: Yeudy Garcia and Chase Simpson Placed on Disabled List

The Bradenton Marauders have placed right-handed pitcher Yeudy Garcia on the seven day disabled list with a right toe sprain, and infielder Chase Simpson has been placed on the seven day disabled list with a left ankle sprain. Garcia’s move is retroactive to August 14th. In his last start on Saturday, Garcia threw five shutout […]
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Morning Report: Moroff and Simpson Haven’t Been Able to Keep Up...

I didn’t really have a top in mind when I started this article, but I wanted to take a look at two players in similar situations this year. Both started the season off great, but they have both really tailed off over the last 4-5 weeks. There is a big difference between the two and […]
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First Pitch: The Reason For the Blocked Prospects in the Pirates...

It was coincidental that we had two articles today discussing blocked prospects throughout the system. Part of that was due to a change in schedule, with a need for a follow-up interview pushing my story back a day. But another part of that was due to the fact that it’s difficult to write about any […]
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The Loaded Altoona Roster is Blocking These Two Prospects in A-Ball

Jose Osuna has been absolutely destroying the ball lately. This is his third year in Bradenton, and some of the hits he has had lately are some of the hardest hit balls I’ve seen from him during that three-year span. This includes a home run on Monday night that he crushed over the center field […]
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Prospect Watch: Charlie Morton Dominates With Altoona

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the […]
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Morning Report: League Leaders Throughout the System

Just over three weeks into the minor league season, we take a look at players in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system that are among the top ten in offensive and pitching categories for their league. For the International League, Steve Lombardozzi is second in batting average at .378, second with a .459 OBP and sixth with […]
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Deibinson Romero is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month For...

Over the off-season, FanGraphs released an article naming Deibinson Romero as the top minor league free agent, based on Steamer projections. Those projections had Romero as a 1.9 WAR player if he was a league average third baseman, or a 1.0 WAR player with less than league average third base defense. The hope was that […]
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West Virginia Seeing Strong Play From Tucker, Reyes, and Simpson

West Virginia took two out of three on the road from Hagerstown. The series included the completion of a game suspended two weeks ago, along with a rain out of a regularly scheduled game. Much of the interest with this year’s edition of the Power lies with the hitters rather than the pitchers. The Pirates […]
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