Tag: Geoff Hartlieb

Examining Optional Assignments and the Pirates

There are plenty of roster intricacies in the Major League Baseball Rulebook that can be difficult to understand in theory and application: Designated for Assignment, waivers, outright assignment, 25-man roster versus 40-man roster, and service time, just to name a few. These intricacies have consistently interested me, and I always had to rely on sites […]
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Jordan Lyles Activated from Injured List; Geoff Hartlieb Optioned to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated right-handed pitcher Jordan Lyles from the 10-day injured list. To make room on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Goeff Hartlieb was optioned to Indianapolis. Lyles has been out since leaving his start on June 8th early due to left hamstring tightness. He made a rehab start for Indianapolis six days ago, […]
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Cole Tucker and the Pirates’ Super Two History

Count me among the many, many fans who were shocked when they saw the news that Cole Tucker was called up to start at shortstop less than a month into the season. Tucker has always been a hard prospect to pin down. At first, many thought he appeared to be an overdraft in the first […]
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Trevor Williams Placed on Injured List; Pirates Make Bullpen Changes

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced five transactions on Friday night, including right-handed pitcher Trevor Williams going on the 10-day injured list with a right side strain. They have replaced him on the 25-man roster with right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes, who was just sent down two days ago, but allowed to come back earlier than ten days […]
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The Hardest Throwing Minor Leaguers for the Pirates

I’m going to start this article off by saying that velocity alone doesn’t make someone a legit prospect and it doesn’t mean that the player has the best fastball either. What velocity does is get attention. Baseball America recently posted an article about the players who hit 100 MPH this past season. They acknowledged that […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates Mini-Camp: Day Three Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Pirates are holding their annual winter mini-camp at Pirate City this week. The four-day event is voluntary for any player on the 40-man roster and also includes non-roster invites to Spring Training. Tim Williams is providing live coverage of the camp. A total of 26 players have shown up, though it’s possible more […]
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Pirates Announce a Large Group of Non-Roster Invites to Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced a large group of non-roster invites to Spring Training on Saturday morning. That group includes first baseman Will Craig, third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes, outfielder Bryan Reynolds, right-handed pitchers Tyler Eppler, Geoff Hartlieb, Alex McRae and Eduardo Vera, left-handed pitcher Elvis Escobar, Brandon Waddell and Blake Weiman, and catchers Jason Delay, Christian […]
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AFL Season Recap: Cole Tucker and Will Craig Highlight the Fall...

The 2018 Arizona Fall League season wrapped up on Thursday for the Surprise Saguaros. The Pittsburgh Pirates originally selected eight players to go to the fall league. That number was down to six by the end of the season and the Pirates received mixed results from their players. We start with the early departures and […]
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AFL Recap: Will Craig Ties for Home Run Crown on His...

The Arizona Fall League season wrapped up on Thursday, as the Surprise Saguaros took on Mesa on the road. Will Craig and Bryan Reynolds were in the lineup, while Cole Tucker was on the bench. Coming into the day, Tucker trailed the league leader in hits by one. Surprise had a tough season with some […]
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AFL Recap: Two Hits Each for Cole Tucker and Will Craig

It was a busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates in the Arizona Fall League on Saturday. All three hitters were in the lineup and two of the three relievers made an appearance. The Surprise Saguaros were already eliminated from the playoffs before today, then they took on first place Peoria and lost 7-4. Cole Tucker doubled […]
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