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Pirates Release Five Minor League Players, Including Robbie Ross; Sign Venezuelan...

The Pittsburgh Pirates released five minor league players on Monday morning. The group includes left-handed pitcher Robbie Ross, outfielder Edison Lantigua and infielders Francisco Mepris, Kyle Watson and Nick Valaika. Ross was signed as a minor league free agent just 20 days ago. The 29-year-old southpaw has had some Major League success, but he was […]
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Travis Swaggerty Leads the Way for a Morgantown Club Filled with...

The Pittsburgh Pirates send a lot of their college draft picks to Morgantown each year, especially the early round picks. Some of the later college guys and junior college players head to Bristol, while the GCL club gets mostly prep players, though college guys will occasionally begin the season there before moving up. This year’s […]
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The 2013-14 International Signing Class Has Already Started to Pay Off...

We plan to have an article dedicated to the international side each Sunday throughout the season. So until the Dominican Summer League begins play on June 2nd, we will look at recaps of the previous international signing classes and see where they currently stand. Today we look at the progress of the 2013-14 signing class. […]
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Bristol Top 10: A Young Group of Prospects Led by Projectable...

Most of the talk for Bristol this season centered around their horrible win-loss record and very poor fielding. The team was supposed to have two more pitching prospects, but Max Kranick and Austin Shields both had injuries at the end of Extended Spring Training and that hurt the pitching depth for this club. They still […]
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Morning Report: Edwin Espinal and Edison Lantigua Receive League Honors

A few of the leagues around the minors have started announcing their post-season All-Star teams already. On Friday, both the Appalachian League and the Eastern League announced their selections. The Pittsburgh Pirates had one representative in each league. Edwin Espinal was named the Eastern League’s top first baseman, and Bristol outfielder Edison Lantigua got the […]
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Jordan George is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month for...

Jordan George was promoted to Altoona at the end of July, playing his final four games of the month at the new level. When looking over his numbers leading up to that in Bradenton, it’s easy to see why he was so deserving of that promotion. He only continued putting up strong results in Altoona. […]
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Big Upside Prep Pitchers Highlight the 2016 GCL Pirates Top 10

The GCL Pirates featured a lot of pitching talent this year. The Pirates spent most of their 2016 draft funds on over-slot prep pitchers, taking Travis MacGregor, Braeden Ogle, and Max Kranick in the top 11 rounds, and Austin Shields late in the draft. Those guys were joined by a group of international pitchers who received some […]
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First Pitch: An Early Look at the Pirates Breakout Candidates For...

Today we announced our Breakout Prospect of the Year, which was Mitch Keller (obviously). Eric Wood was the breakout position player, just as I predicted to Sean McCool back in April. We spend a lot of time covering the lower levels in person, getting multiple looks at players from the day they enter the system, to the […]
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Pirates Prospects 2016 Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects

At the start of the 2016 season, I wrote about “The Next Wave” — the group of prospects who would join the Pirates in 2016, helping to lead to their playoff push this year, while making them contenders for years to come. That group has already started to make their impact. Jameson Taillon and Adam […]
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2016 GCL Pirates Season Preview and Top 10 Prospects

Out of the three Pirates short-season affiliates, the GCL team easily has the most upside. A big reason for this is due to the approach in the 2016 draft, where the Pirates drafted four prep pitchers in the top 11 rounds. Two of those pitchers have signed, and will be pitching out of the rotation. […]
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