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Winter Leagues: Harold Ramirez Moves to Colombian League

In Colombia, Harold Ramirez has played three games this winter after being released a couple weeks ago by his team in Mexico. So far, he is 3-for-12, with a double, walk, RBI and two runs scored. In Mexico, he hit .245/.268/.321 in 15 games, which looks worse when you realize Mexico is a high offense […]
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Winter Leagues: Good Reports Out of Mexico Regarding Carlos Munoz

In Mexico on Sunday, Carlos Munoz had a big day, collecting three hits and driving in three runs. He picked up his fifth double. Munoz gave an interview to the local paper(link is in Spanish) that had some good news for his biggest issue, his conditioning. Munoz said that his coach Mark Weidemaier told him […]
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Winter Leagues: Luis Heredia Debuts in Mexico

In Mexico on Wednesday night, Luis Heredia made his winter debut in Mexico, coming on in relief in the eighth inning. He came in with his team trailing 3-2 and walked the first batter he faced. Heredia threw a wild pitch to advance the runner to second base, then got a ground out to first […]
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Morning Report: Notes on Brubaker, Ramirez, Hayes, Frazier

Just going to cover some miscellaneous topics today, going over a few things we have been watching lately. I wanted to start with something I missed in Thursday’s Prospect Watch while writing up the start from Jonathan “JT” Brubaker. He is the New York-Penn League leader with an 0.95 WHIP. That’s from a player that […]
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Pirates Sign Two Minor League Free Agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two minor league free agents, according to Baseball America’s latest minor league transactions. The first player that is new to the list is actually a former player, Francisco Diaz. Diaz is a catcher who was eligible for minor league free agency this off-season. He has mostly played the lower levels, […]
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Winter Leagues: Two More Leagues Start With a Handful of Pirates...

There are two days of winter ball action summarized below. The Australian Baseball League started on Thursday, but there weren’t any Pittsburgh Pirates players in action. So far, only Sam Kennelly and Nick Hutchings are slated to play in Australia. The league in Puerto Rico started Thursday night as well. The rosters that have been […]
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Minor Moves: Ryan Beckman to Altoona, Brandon Mann Released

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a bunch of minor moves in the farm system, with the biggest one occurring today when they released pitcher Brandon Mann and assigned reliever Ryan Beckman to the Altoona Curve. Mann was a free agent signing over the off-season. He had pitched well, but he is already 30 years old […]
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Minor Moves: Three Catchers on the Move, Edwin Espinal to Disabled...

With Nevin Ashley on call for the majors, it seems like there was a chain-reaction with catcher moves in the minors. Kawika Emsley-Pai moves from the West Virginia Power to the Altoona Curve. Francisco Diaz moved from the Jamestown roster to West Virginia. Diaz started the year with the Power and was joined by Emsley-Pai […]
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Reese McGuire Returns to West Virginia Roster

The West Virginia Power have activated catcher Reese McGuire off the disabled list today. To make room on the roster, catcher Francisco Diaz was transferred to the Jamestown roster. McGuire has been out for the last week with a groin contusion, but it only caused him to miss the minimum seven days for a disabled […]
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Winter Leagues: Harold Ramirez Hits First Homer

From Colombia on Monday night, Harold Ramirez hit his first home run of the season, as his team swept a doubleheader. Ramirez was in a slump since the All-Star break, seeing his average drop over 50 points in an eight game stretch. His team however, is in first place with a four game lead and […]
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