Tag: Erich Weiss

Pirates Prospects Who Are Eligible For the 2016 Rule 5 Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates set their 40-man roster today, adding Clay Holmes as their only move, and protecting him from the upcoming Rule 5 draft on December 8th. The players on the lists below are eligible for the Rule 5 draft. When a player is eligible for the Rule 5 draft, that means any team can select him […]
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2016 Second Base Recap: Josh Harrison Gives the Pirates Exactly What...

After Francisco Liriano was traded, the next contract that Pirates fans started looking at was Josh Harrison’s extension. Harrison signed an extension at the start of the 2015 season, guaranteeing him $7.5 M in 2017, $10 M in 2018, and options of $10.5 M ($1 M buyout) in 2019 and $11 M ($5 M buyout) […]
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Weiss and Wood Named to Eastern League All-Star Team

The Eastern League named their All-Star team for the 2016 season on Saturday afternoon and both Erich Weiss and Eric Wood were named to the team. The Altoona Curve sent four players to the mid-season All-Star game, though neither Weiss nor Wood were selected for that game. Weiss is currently hitting .279/.352/.414 in 118 games, […]
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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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Morning Report: Don’t Overlook Day Three of the Draft

Most of the excitement from the draft comes from the first day. That’s where teams almost always get the best players from their draft class. Day two is also interesting because you’re adding eight more players who were taken in the top ten rounds. Day three is the one that often gets overlooked despite the […]
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Morning Report: Above Average Hitters for the League

Sometimes when looking at numbers for hitters, the thing that gets lost is the difference in league production. An example would be comparing stats from the South Atlantic League with the Florida State League. The SAL is usually a neutral environment, favoring neither hitters nor pitchers. That’s unless you play in Asheville, where anything goes […]
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First Pitch: Top Stories This Week Included Glasnow, Hayes, and Injury...

Last week, we started a new feature on Sunday night, recapping all of the top prospect features from the previous week. We started this feature simply because we have too much content on the Pirates. We’ve posted 45 articles since the last version of this post went up, which is an average of just over […]
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Erich Weiss Modeling His Game After a Current Pirates Infielder

ALTOONA – When Erich Weiss was first promoted to Altoona last season, he had the look of a tall, lanky middle infield with good hand eye contact, but little power. After a few weeks with the Curve, he was profiling as a player that could hit a lot of singles but wasn’t really going to […]
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Top Performers: Could the Future Left Side of the Pirates Infield...

I’ve noted the last few weeks that there are going to be guys who make this article almost every week. Two of the guys who are making the list each week are Kevin Newman and Ke’Bryan Hayes, which is a great sign for the 2015 draft class. Newman has a .379/.439/.431 line in 58 at-bats, […]
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Top Performers: A Lot of the Top Pirates Prospects Are Starting...

This past week was the first full week of the minor league season, and gives us our first week of full results for the Top Performers feature. A week isn’t much of a sample size for any player, as it usually amounts to one good start from a pitcher, or a few good games from […]
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