Tag: Jacoby Jones

Morning Report: Updates on the 2013 Draft Picks Who Were Traded...

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Buddy Borden this week after he was released by the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays made the unusual move to immediately put him in the bullpen after acquiring him. Borden made the Florida State League All-Star game as a reliever last year and also got some starts, which included one earned […]
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First Pitch: Why Does West Virginia Get All of the Breakout...

CHARLESTON, WV – Tomorrow I’ll get my first regular season look at Mitch Keller. The right-hander was drafted in the second round of the 2014 draft, and received an aggressive push to West Virginia this year, pitching at the level at the age of 20. It doesn’t seem like the young age is bothering him […]
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Morning Report: Last Day of the Minor League Regular Season

The minor league regular season ends this afternoon with the final four games all starting at the same time the Pirates start their game against the Cincinnati Reds. The Altoona Curve clinched their postseason spot with a win on Sunday night. Morgantown has a chance to get their spot today, or they can lose it […]
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Morning Report: Some Thoughts on Promotions and Player Placement

One of the things we get questions about all the time is when a certain player will be promoted. Usually we base our answers on patterns that have been established in the past and trends over the years. When we got word that Jeff Roy was being sent to Bradenton last week, we guessed that […]
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First Pitch: JaCoby Jones Improved His Defense, Didn’t Improve His Strikeouts

The Pirates have been picking lower in the draft the last few years, and this has brought on a new strategy. They’ve been focusing heavily on guys who usually meet the following requirements: **Athletic enough to play a premium defensive position **Either a lot of power and a decent ability to get on base, or […]
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Prospect Watch: Kuhl Continues Impressive Run, Three Hits For Jones in...

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. […]
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JaCoby Jones promoted to Double-A Altoona

The Pirates announced today that INF JaCoby Jones has been assigned to Double-A Altoona. Jones hit .253 with a .708 OPS at Bradenton. He is currently ranked as the 18th best prospect in the system. Jones has been an everyday shortstop for the past two seasons in both Bradenton and West Virginia. According to the […]
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Bradenton’s Top Five Stories Feature a Ton of Talented Prospects

The Bradenton Marauders entered the 2015 season as one of the most talented teams in the Pirates’ system. So far they have lived up to that hype, although it hasn’t always shown up in the standings. Continuing with our “Top Five Stories” series, let’s take a look at the top five situations in Bradenton from the […]
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Prospect Watch: Big Nights From Meadows, McGuire and Jones

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the […]
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Prospect Watch: JaCoby Jones With Four Hits, Adam Frazier Stays Hot

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the […]
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