Tag: Cole Tucker

Cole Tucker and the Pirates’ Super Two History

Count me among the many, many fans who were shocked when they saw the news that Cole Tucker was called up to start at shortstop less than a month into the season. Tucker has always been a hard prospect to pin down. At first, many thought he appeared to be an overdraft in the first […]
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Morning Report: Is Cole Tucker Showing Us Something New?

I saw a discussion online yesterday where some fans were marveling at Cole Tucker’s speed in legging out a double.  I thought it was interesting because, while Tucker has good speed and is a very intelligent baserunner, he’s not exactly Billy Hamilton.  (Statcast in a very small sample size so far measures Tucker’s sprint speed […]
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The 21: James Marvel Earns Player of the Week Honors

Every Monday during the minor league season, we take a look at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, giving scouting reports on the top ten pitchers and top ten hitters from the previous week. The column was originally called Top Performers, then The Twenty. The number 21 obviously has a lot of […]
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The Book on Cole Tucker and Bryan Reynolds

When the Pirates call up a top prospect, we typically do an article looking at what to expect from the player right away, along with their long-term upsides. We’ve called this feature “The Book”, and typically it features one player at a time. The Pirates called up Cole Tucker and Bryan Reynolds today, their number […]
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The Pirates Are Set to Call Up Cole Tucker and Bryan...

The Pittsburgh Pirates are reportedly calling up Cole Tucker and Bryan Reynolds today, according to Stephen Nesbitt of The Athletic. Cole Tucker and Bryan Reynolds will join the Pirates today, sources tell The Athletic. Pittsburgh, say hello. — Stephen J. Nesbitt (@stephenjnesbitt) April 20, 2019 The Pirates have seen a lot of injuries lately, and […]
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The 21: Will Craig Powers His Way to the Top Spot

Every Monday during the minor league season, we take a look at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, giving scouting reports on the top ten pitchers and top ten hitters from the previous week. The column was originally called Top Performers, then The Twenty. The number 21 obviously has a lot of […]
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Prospect Watch: Home Runs from Cole Tucker, Will Craig and Calvin...

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time or loses his prospect eligibility (Kevin Newman, Nick Burdi and Pablo Reyes), he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will […]
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Morning Report: A Closer Look at the Indianapolis Roster

We posted our season preview of the Indianapolis Indians on Thursday morning. The highlight of that article was the amount of top prospects in the system who are with Indianapolis this year. You are going to see a lineup almost every night with six of the top prospects in the system, along with a chance […]
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Indianapolis Season Preview: A Loaded Group of Top Prospects in the...

The minor league season opens today around baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a lot of breakout potential at Low-A Greensboro this year. They have some top end prospects and second tier prospects at Bradenton. This is a down year for Altoona, but Indianapolis is loaded with prospects this season. The top three prospects in the […]
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High Praise for Cole Tucker and Ke’Bryan Hayes

Baseball America and MLB Pipeline have posted articles in the last few days praising shortstop Cole Tucker and third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes. In fact, if you combine what was said in the two articles, it might not be long before they represent the left side of the infield for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pipeline’s article identified […]
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