Tag: Jacob Stallings

Morning Report: Jacob Stallings Finally Loses His Prospect Status

On Tuesday night, Jacob Stallings recorded his 131st at-bat in the Major Leagues. That ended a long prospect journey that started back in 2012 as a seventh round draft pick. Stallings made his big league debut on June 19, 2016. He didn’t get much of a chance to play for the Pirates that first year, […]
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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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Injury Impact to the Pirates’ Payroll

It’s no secret—injuries have significantly derailed the Pirates’ season. Many weren’t overly hopeful about the team’s chances this year, but many predicted at least a strong chance to finish above .500, as the team was largely the same as last season and it’s a feat they achieved then. While the club knew about and could […]
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Francisco Cervelli Placed on Injured List; Stallings and Osuna Join Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates made four moves ahead of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Francisco Cervelli was placed on the 7-day injured list. Jacob Stallings, who was designated for assignment just over a week ago, was added back to the 40-man roster and recalled. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates designated […]
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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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Francisco Cervelli Leaves Early After Hit-By-Pitch

Catcher Francisco Cervelli left Tuesday night’s game against the Texas Rangers in the second inning after being hit by an Adrian Sampson pitch on the left wrist. He was replaced on the bases by Elias Diaz. The Pittsburgh Pirates announced a short time later that Cervelli was removed from the game due to left wrist discomfort. […]
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Elias Diaz Activated from Injured List; Jacob Stalling Placed on Injured...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated catcher Elias Diaz from the 10-day injured list for Sunday afternoon’s game. To make room on the 25-man roster, catcher Jacob Stallings has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a cervical neck strain. The move was made retroactive to April 18th, so he will be eligible to return […]
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Morning Report: A Look at Which Players Could Lose Their Prospect...

A few days ago, Tim Williams looked at which players had a chance to end up as the top prospect in the system by the end of the season. It included some scenarios where a player could lose their prospect status due to spending too much time in the majors this season, which would eliminate […]
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Jacob Stallings Leaves Early Due to Neck Tightness

Catcher Jacob Stallings left Wednesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins early due to neck tightness. The Pittsburgh Pirates said the removal was just precautionary. Stallings is set to be the Opening Day backup catcher to Francisco Cervelli. Earlier today, it was announced by the Pirates that Elias Diaz will need at least two weeks to […]
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Pirates Q&A: Catching Situation, Mason Martin, Breakout Pitchers and Greensboro’s Park

Time to answer some of our Q&A submissions from the last two days. We will split the answers up into multiple articles, so we can go a little more in depth on some subjects. Here we look at two questions on Jacob Stallings, one about breakout pitching prospects, a look at Mason Martin, and finally, […]
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