Tag: David Whitehead

Pirates Release RHP David Whitehead

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right-handed pitcher David Whitehead, one year after acquiring him in the Charlie Morton trade with the Philadelphia Phillies. Whitehead began the 2016 season in the starting rotation for Altoona, making 11 starts before he was demoted to Bristol. The 24-year-old had a 7.83 ERA and 2.15 WHIP in 46 innings […]
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Prospect Notes: Clay Holmes to Skip a Start

ALTOONA, PA – The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday afternoon that right-handed pitcher Frank Duncan has been sent back to the Altoona Curve from Indianapolis, and right-handed pitcher David Whitehead had been assigned to the GCL Pirates. The latter move will only be one made on paper, as Whitehead will still get the start on Monday night […]
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Minor Moves: Caminero on Rehab, Masterson and Hinsz Added to Rosters

The Pittsburgh Pirates made some moves around the minors today, affecting three of their affiliates. Arquimedes Caminero was assigned to Indianapolis on rehab. He went on the 15-day disabled list on May 25th with a left quadriceps strain. He should be able to get in at least three appearances before he is eligible to be […]
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Altoona Notes: Changes Could Be Coming to the Rotation Soon

Sean McCool got some injury updates from Altoona last night, shining some light on a few recent moves, along with the future of the Altoona rotation. Here are Sean’s updates, with my analysis below. **Jason Creasy will throw from flat ground on Thursday in Richmond, first from 60 feet and working up to 90 feet. […]
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Pirates Trying to Make David Whitehead More Than Just a Sinkerballer

ALTOONA – Over the off-season, the Pirates traded Charlie Morton to the Phillies in a deal that was largely a salary dump. They freed up $8 M this year in the move, but the prospect they got back was more of a project than an established guy with a certain MLB upside. David Whitehead came […]
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Prospect Watch: Brault Labors Through Debut, Brubaker Throws Six Shutout Frames

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 bottom of the list. […]
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Breaking Down Cole Tucker’s Future Return After Another Big Step Today

BRADENTON, Fl. – Cole Tucker took another big step with his rehab work today, taking live swings from the right side off left-handed pitchers Stephen Tarpley and Brandon Waddell. It was the first time that Tucker had taken live swings off velocity since his labrum surgery last August. The Pirates have been more conservative with his […]
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Huntington on Morton, Niese, Hanson, Taillon, Melancon, Nicasio, Goebbert, Cubs

Neal Huntington met with the media today at PirateFest, including our own Sean McCool, and discussed a lot of off-season topics, including today’s trade of Charlie Morton. The Pirates traded Morton for David Whitehead, who Huntington described as a big, physical right-hander who puts the ball on the ground and has the makings of a curveball […]
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Pirates Trade Charlie Morton to the Phillies

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton to the Philadelphia Phillies for right-handed pitcher David Whitehead, according to a Phillies press release. The Pirates have also announced the deal. Whitehead was the 34th round pick in 2013 and pitched in High-A last year at the age of 23, putting up a 4.44 ERA in […]
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