Tag: Gabriel Brito

The 2014-15 International Signing Class Has a Few Pitching Prospects and...

We plan to have an article dedicated to the international side each Sunday throughout the season, so until the Dominican Summer League begins play, 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 2014-15 signing class. If you missed […]
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2016 DSL Pirates Season Recap and Top Ten Prospects

The DSL Pirates had a tough season in 2016, finishing with a 27-42 record. Their team ERA of 3.93 ranked them near the bottom of the pitcher-friendly league, while their .661 OPS ranked them right in the middle of the league. They saw lackluster results from some of their top signings from the 2015-16 international […]
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Minor Moves: Pirates Promote Two High Bonus DSL Players to the...

Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates are making a couple rare in-season promotions from the Dominican Summer League to the Gulf Coast League. Both Jeremias Portorreal and Gabriel Brito have been promoted to the GCL and they should join the team tomorrow. Portorreal has been on a hot streak recently, posting a 19-game […]
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2016 Dominican Summer League Pirates Season Preview

The Dominican Summer League opened up their season on Saturday with the Pirates taking a 9-5 loss. The 72-game schedule runs into late August this year, due to a slightly later than normal start. The team plays with a 35-man roster, but more players usually appear at times during the season. The Pirates currently have […]
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2015 DSL Pirates: Twelve Players to Watch

In the past for the DSL prospect list, we have done the top ten prospects to watch. I planned to do it that way this year until I started it and couldn’t even decide on the first spot. Usually a few players separate themselves from the pack, so you have a general idea about the […]
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DSL Season Recap: Youth and Injuries Lead to Tough Season in...

The Dominican Summer League wrapped up the regular season on Saturday and the Pirates finished with a 30-42 record. The team was filled with first-year players and dealt with numerous injuries to begin the year, so they had almost no chance to compete from the start. The pitching was really young due to the fact […]
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Morning Report: DSL Pirates Have Been Disappointing From a Prospect Standpoint

About three weeks ago, I did a DSL recap of the first half and it was mostly focused on a young team having a lot of issues with injuries. Since then, the team has been relatively healthy, at least compared to the first half. The problem with the three injuries that have occurred since then, […]
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Morning Report: Two High-Profile Signings Experiencing Injury-Filled Seasons

There have been a couple DSL injuries of note this month, because both were six-figure signings in July of 2014 and both have already been injured before these latest injuries. Catcher Gabriel Brito received the second highest bonus last year, signing for $200,000, while pitcher Brian Sousa got $160,000 and was called the best amateur […]
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Morning Report: The DSL Pirates at the Halfway Point, A Lot...

I was waiting until the DSL Pirates reached the halfway point of their season before doing an update on the team, with the plans of splitting an article up into the top five things that have gone right and the top five things that have gone wrong. When I started going through all the stats […]
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Morning Report: Checking the Progress of Last Year’s International Class

Yesterday was the beginning of the international signing period, so today seems like a good day to check the progress of the big names that the Pirates signed on the first day last year. Eight players were announced right away and all of them got six-figure deals. They all started their career this year in […]
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