Tag: Harold Ramirez

The Pirates Went Big on Two Players in Their 2011-12 International...

We plan to have an article dedicated to the international side each Sunday throughout the season. So until the Dominican Summer League begins play on June 2nd, 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 2011-12 signing class. […]
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Morning Report: A Retirement, An Injury, and Something You Won’t Want...

Some news, notes and a cool piece of memorabilia on a Wednesday morning. ** Erik Lunde announced his retirement on Monday. He was an 18th round pick of the Pirates in 2014 and was the backup catcher for Bradenton up until retiring. Lunde had not played much this season, serving as the emergency catcher for […]
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First Pitch: A Deeper Look at the Prospects Traded in the...

Everything about the Francisco Liriano trade has been weird. The actual trade itself was unconventional. A lot of the opinions following the deal have been strange, because there are so many pieces and layers to this deal, but it seems most want to make the discussion as simple as possible. It also might be one […]
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First Pitch: The Pirates Are Taking a Huge Risk With the...

I expected the Pirates to add a starting pitcher today, predicting last night that they’d go for a lower cost guy, rather than one of the big arms from the Tampa Bay rotation. They did that with the addition of Ivan Nova. I also expected them to deal away one of their starters like Jon […]
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Pirates Trade Francisco Liriano to the Blue Jays

The Pirates made a surprising late move today, dealing Francisco Liriano to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to Robert Murray. Source: Blue Jays get Liriano from Pirates — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayFRS) August 1, 2016 Jon Heyman has since confirmed the news, although that doesn’t seem necessary since Murray has been first on every Liriano transaction […]
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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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Top Performers: Hanson, Garcia, Ramirez, Keller, Tarpley, Williams

Every week we have live reports from all over the system, while I provide additional views of the minors via MiLB.tv, which included Indianapolis and Morgantown this week. We also had live coverage of Indianapolis, Bradenton, West Virginia and the GCL in the past week. All of these reports are combined and used each week […]
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What Has Led to Harold Ramirez Hitting So Well in Double-A?

ALTOONA, PA – Harold Ramirez began his 2016 campaign on quite a cold — literally and figuratively speaking — stretch. After a breakout season last year, a lot was expected of Ramirez as he was promoted to Altoona to begin the 2016 season. He showed glimpses of greatness and performed well this spring, so the […]
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Four Altoona Curve Named to Eastern League All-Star Game

On Thursday afternoon, the Eastern League announced the rosters for their July 13th All-Star game in Akron. Four Altoona Curve players were named to the Western Division squad. Starting pitcher Tyler Eppler gets the nod thanks to a 3.96 ERA in 88.2 innings, with an 18:55 BB/SO ratio and a 1.26 WHIP. He takes the […]
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Top Performers: Bell, Glasnow, Holmes, Tarpley, Waddell and Garcia Lead Last...

Every week we have live reports from all over the system, while I provide additional views of the minors via MiLB.tv, which included Indianapolis, Altoona and Morgantown this week. We also had live coverage from Indianapolis, Bradenton, Morgantown and the GCL in the past week. All of these reports are combined, and used each week […]
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