Tag: Connor Kaiser

Prospect Watch: Cody Bolton and Pedro Vasquez Dominate; Connor Kaiser Has...

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, Bryan Reynolds and Cole Tucker), he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new […]
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Jack Herman Promoted to Greensboro

The Pittsburgh Pirates are promoting 19-year-old Jack Herman to the Low-A Greensboro Grasshoppers. Herman was the hitting star last year in the Gulf Coast League after being drafted out of high school in the 30th round in June. He put up a .340/.435/.489 slash line in 37 games. In a recent article, we talked to […]
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Minor Moves: Connor Kaiser Placed on Injured List; Kyle Mottice Joins...

The Greensboro Grasshoppers have placed shortstop Connor Kaiser on the 7-day injured list with a left oblique strain. To take his place on the roster, infielder Kyle Mottice has been added from Extended Spring Training. Kaiser, who the Pirates took in the third round pick of the 2018 draft, was hitting .188/.380/.290 in 21 games […]
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The 21: Mason Martin Powers His Way to Player of the...

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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Baseball America Releases Their Draft Report Card for the Pirates

On Thursday morning, Baseball America posted their draft report card for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Each off-season, they look at that year’s draft class for each team and ranks them in certain categories. The link above has all of their details, but here’s a quick look at the breakdown of their list. The best pure hitter […]
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Morgantown Top Ten Prospects: A Solid Group Led by First Round...

We posted our 2018 season recap for Morgantown yesterday, so now it’s time to look at our top ten prospects from the team. Just like with the Bristol list, we used our short-season minimums to qualify for the top ten. Batters need at least 70 plate appearances to get on this list, while pitchers can either get […]
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Minor Moves: Pirates Promote Connor Kaiser and Luke Mangieri; Oneil Cruz...

After last night’s announcement that Travis Swaggerty was being promoted to West Virginia to help with their playoff run, we learned today that two more draft picks will be joining him. Third round pick Connor Kaiser and 25th round pick Luke Mangieri are both being promoted to the Power. Kaiser is an interesting promotion because […]
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Pirates Sign Second Round Pick Braxton Ashcraft and Third Round Pick...

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed third round pick Connor Kaiser on Friday afternoon. He was one of five picks in the top ten round who had not signed yet.  The Vanderbilt shortstop was selected with the 86th overall pick. He’s the 28th player to sign so far this year with 14 days left until the signing […]
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Here’s Why the Pirates Overloaded on College Players on Day Two...

The Pirates had eight picks on day two of the 2018 MLB draft. They used all eight picks to take players from the college ranks. They’ve gone college heavy in the past. The 2015 draft saw all college guys in rounds 3-10, although one of them — fourth rounder Jacob Taylor — was from the […]
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Third Round: Pirates Draft Shortstop Connor Kaiser

With their third round pick in the 2018 MLB amateur draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected shortstop Connor Kaiser from Vanderbilt. The Pirates have gone for a college bat in the third round every year since 2013. The made it six years in a row with Kaiser, who is known for being a solid defensive player […]
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