Tag: Hayden Hurst

Morning Report: The Last Resort Position Switch

With the news on Wednesday that Hayden Hurst has retired, I thought it would be a good time to look at the recent history of the Pittsburgh Pirates and their attempts to switch pitchers to hitters and vice versa. It has actually been tried a bunch of times recently and three of the players are […]
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2012 Over-Slot Draft Pick Hayden Hurst Retires

First baseman Hayden Hurst has been placed on the Voluntarily Retired List by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was drafted in 2012, taken in the 17th round and signed for $400,000, which was one of three late round over-slot signings by the Pirates that year. Hurst was drafted as a pitcher that could touch mid-90’s with […]
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Minors Notes: An Over-Slot Prep Pitcher Showing Promise Now That He’s...

At the end of the 2014 season, things looked bad for right-handed pitcher Jake Burnette’s future. He was a member of that strong 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates draft class, going in the seventh round and receiving a $550,000 bonus to break his commitment to Georgia Tech. That was the fifth biggest bonus in the draft for […]
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Morning Report: Checking the Progress of the 2012 Draft Class

Last week, we looked at the progress of the top international prospects from 2012 and how they were doing in the system two years later. Now we take a look at the Pirates’ 2012 draft class and how those twenty signed players are doing in the system. That was the year the Pirates didn’t sign Mark […]
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Minor Moves: Pirates Going the Stetson Allie Route With Hayden Hurst

Over the last two days, Hayden Hurst has been playing as the designated hitter in the GCL. This is significant, as Hurst was drafted as a pitcher and given an over-slot bonus in 2012. He was one of three guys who the Pirates turned to with their over-slot money after Mark Appel turned them down. […]
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2013 GCL Pirates Season Preview

The GCL Pirates started their 2013 season today, losing 6-4 to the GCL Yankees. In the past we’ve had limited reports on the GCL guys. Most of those reports have come from pre-draft or pre-international signing talks, analyzing stats, or just the limited times we’ve seen the teams. In the past few years Wilbur Miller […]
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Extended Spring Training Notes: Dodson, Hurst, Ramirez, Montilla

I was over at extended Spring Training this afternoon, where the Pirates were playing a game against the Phillies. Here are some observations from camp. **Zack Dodson got the start in the Jamestown game, going 3.1 innings and giving up three runs on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Dodson was 85-92 MPH […]
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Prospect Notebook: Seeing Two Pitchers For the First Time; Brewer Hits...

Today I got to see two pitchers for the first time. For the last year I’ve seen Wei-Chung Wang walking around in a red shirt as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. I also saw Hayden Hurst last year in the GCL after the 2012 draft pick signed. However, he didn’t pitch in the GCL, […]
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Pirates Draft Signing Recap: Is the System to Blame For Appel...

The Pittsburgh Pirates are facing a problem that they haven't faced in the last several years: they were unable to reach a deal with...

Draft Signing Updates: Thomas, Hurst

Mark Appel didn't sign. Here's more news. **Fourth round pick Brandon Thomas also didn't sign. He will return to Georgia Tech for his senior year. **17th...

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