Tag: Garrett Brown

Pirates Promote Left-Handed Pitcher Cam Vieaux to Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted left-handed pitcher Cam Vieaux to the Altoona Curve on Sunday afternoon. Outfielder Garrett Brown took his place on the Bradenton roster. Vieaux has been at Bradenton since last year, making a total of 23 starts for the Marauders. He had a 4.69 ERA in 78.2 innings last year, with 48 […]
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Morning Report: A Busy Day for Pitching Prospects

Today is a great day if you love following pitching prospects in the minor league system. You’re usually guaranteed that the best hitters will play more often than not if they are healthy, but you really need the pitching stars to align to get a day like today. If you somehow missed it from last […]
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Baseball America Releases 2016 Pirates Draft Report Card

Baseball America posted their draft report card for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday morning. They grade the players in multiple categories, find the best in multiple pitching and hitting strengths. Will Craig was named the best pure hitter, best power hitter, best pro debut and closest to the majors. Craig was taken 22nd overall and […]
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Morning Report: Bristol Hitters Struggled Through the First Half of Their...

The Bristol offense this year has been disturbingly bad through the first half of the Appalachian League season. The pitching isn’t much better with a 4.77 ERA that ranks next to last, but the offense has a .649 OPS, which is 43 points behind the second worst team in the league. That is despite Victor […]
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2016 Bristol Pirates Season Preview and Top 10 Prospects

The Pirates added an additional rookie level team in Bristol before the 2014 season, essentially replacing their second DSL team (which went away that year) and moving the extra team up a few levels. Bristol falls between the GCL and Morgantown on the talent scale. The average age is about half a year older in […]
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Draft Rumors: Some Late Round Picks have Indicated They Will Sign

After the second day of the draft concluded, we heard that most of the first 11 pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates intended to sign. It’s been tougher to find information on the third day players and their intentions. Eight of the players are seniors, so you can almost guarantee they will sign right away. You […]
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Day Three Recap: Why the Pirates Went College Heavy in the...

The Pirates wrapped up the 2016 draft today by selecting 30 players. Out of those 30 players, only three were from high school. The remaining 27 were made up from the college ranks, with only one JuCo player. The college-heavy approach wasn’t because the Pirates favor college players. It wasn’t because this was the strength […]
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Rounds 21-25: Pirates Draft a Pair of Interesting Position Players

It took 24 rounds until the Pirates drafted their first prep position player, and they broke that streak with third baseman Austin Bodrato. There’s a reason the prep selections have been down, which I’ve discussed since day one of this draft — it’s really difficult to sign prep players under the new rules, which limit […]
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The 2020 Prospect Guide is Now Available!

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