Tag: Clay Holmes

Is West Virginia Primed For Another Year of Breakout Players?

I don't like same-organization player comps. I think they're lazy, and provide a very limited view. Yet we see them all the time. When...

Pirate City Results: Holmes, Kingham, Oliver, Escobar

Today was a camp day at Pirate City. They held intra-squad games, with Indianapolis taking on Bradenton and West Virginia taking on the extended...

First Pitch: The 2011 Draft is the Exact Opposite of the...

In 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates spent a lot of money on prep pitchers in the middle rounds. The hope was that one of those...

Prospect Notebook: Looking at a Few 2013 Breakout Candidates

In 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates featured two of the biggest breakout players in all of minor league baseball. Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson both...

First Pitch: The FanGraphs Reports, and Luis Urena as a Sleeper

Over the last month, Kiley McDaniel has been posting some great reports over at FanGraphs. I've been retweeting them on Twitter, but keep forgetting...

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #11 – Clay Holmes

The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most...

Baseball America’s 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

Baseball America has released their top 10 prospects for the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates.  The list can be viewed here, and subscribers can read the...

Pirates Have Three in NYPL Top 20 Prospects List

Last week the Pittsburgh Pirates placed four prospects in the top 20 of Baseball America's 2012 Gulf Coast League list. This week their lower...

State College Spikes 2012 Season Recap: Top Prospects

Complete State College Coverage The Hitters The Pitchers Top Prospects Top 10 Prospects 1. Luis Heredia 2. Clay Holmes 3. Barrett Barnes 4. Adrian Sampson 5. Jake Burnette 6. Joely Rodriguez 7. Tyler Gaffney 8. Jason...

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...
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