Tag: Edison Lantigua

Morning Report: The Gap in Talent Between the DSL and GCL

For the second year in a row, the top prospect coming over from the DSL, has had some trouble adjusting to the GCL. Last year, we saw Michael de la Cruz really struggle with the jump, though he had multiple injuries and a tough time being 17 years old and away from home for the […]
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Morning Report: Multiple Players Struggling With Jump From DSL to GCL...

If it wasn’t for Ke’Bryan Hayes, the GCL Pirates would have a horrible offense this year. With his 1.024 OPS, which ranks fourth in the league, the Pirates as a team still only have a .656 OPS. What might surprise you to hear, is that compared to the rest of the league, they are actually […]
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Morning Report: The Best Prospects in the GCL

If you noticed the top 30 on our Prospect Watch from last night, you’ll see that all of the top 30 prospects that were listed as “Extended Spring Training”, are still listed that way. That’s because once the GCL and Morgantown rosters were released, those players weren’t on either team. Those players are Mitch Keller, […]
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Edison Lantigua Named Among the Top 20 Prospects in VSL/DSL

Ben Badler from Baseball America has named his top 20 prospects from the DSL/VSL from last season and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Edison Lantigua  made the list. Badler doesn’t rank the players in order, listing them alphabetically instead. The article requires a subscription, so if you can’t read it, you can check out our top ten […]
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Morning Report: Getting to Know the New Players in the Instructional...

The Pittsburgh Pirates released their second Fall Instructional League roster on Monday and the team is loaded with interesting prospects, including 15 players from the Dominican Summer League. The roster has seven of the DSL Ten Prospects to Watch and an eighth(Luis Escobar) is at Pirate City, but not playing due to a late season appendectomy. […]
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The Complete Pirates Fall Instructional League Roster, Including DSL Players

Last week I posted the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Fall Instructional League roster for their upper level team, along with an explanation of what goes on during instructs. Over the weekend I received the roster for the second team, which also features a lot of players who are making the jump from the DSL. The roster can […]
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DSL Pirates 2014: Ten Prospects to Watch

Each year we post a top ten prospect list for the DSL and call it a “Prospects to Watch” list because it’s tough to pick a top ten prospect list when the players are so far from the big leagues. The last couple years, we have had many more first-hand scouting reports to go on, […]
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DSL Season Recap: Pirates Look Strong Up the Middle and at...

The DSL Pirates went 34-36 this year, playing with an inexperienced team. Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates had two affiliates in the DSL, so we had 70 players in all to cover in the season recap. Many of those players moved up to the United States this year to help fill out roster space due […]
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DSL Pirates Report: Raul Siri and Jhoan Herrera End Season Strong

The Dominican Summer League season was supposed to wrap up on Saturday, but rain forced the cancellation of the last two games. Those were the only two rain outs for the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate all season and coming during the last two days of the season, the games were wiped out. The Pirates finished with […]
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DSL Pirates Report: Two Players Making Most of Extra Playing Time,...

The Dominican Summer League season is about to enter the final week and the Pirates have been eliminated from the playoffs already. Their record sits at 32-34 and is indicative of the youth on this team. There is a higher number than usual of first year players this year because the Pirates called up so […]
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