Tag: Cristofer Melendez

Breaking Down the Pirates’ 2019 Year-End Payroll

With the season behind us, it’s finally time to look at where the payroll ended up for 2019. I’ve been tracking it since Day 1 of the season, and it’s always fun to analyze changes throughout the year. My favorite part of tracking payroll is to compare the official Competitive Balance Tax numbers released after […]
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Five Pirates Prospects Selected in the Dominican Winter League Draft

The Dominican winter league held its annual draft on Wednesday night, with seven players from the Pittsburgh Pirates eligible to be selected. The Dominican draft is for players who debuted in full-season ball in 2019. It also includes some other players who debuted in 2018, but they were not drafted last winter. Once selected, these […]
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Minor Moves: Luis Escobar Promoted to Indianapolis; Six Other Pitchers on...

It was reported by Jon Heyman last night that right-handed pitcher Montana DuRapau will be promoted to the Pittsburgh Pirates today. Right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes is reportedly on the way to join the Pirates today as well. We will have more on those moves when they are made official. For now, seven minor league pitchers […]
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Pirates Acquire Right-Handed Pitcher Cristofer Melendez from Padres

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right-handed pitcher Cristofer Melendez from the San Diego Padres for cash considerations. This is an interesting deal because you almost never see Rule 5 trades on the minor league side. Melendez was taken fifth overall in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 draft today by the Padres from the […]
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