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Rule 5 Preview: Best Tools Among Available Pirates

The Major League Baseball Rule 5 draft takes place on Thursday. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a total of 48 players who are available to be selected by other teams. We will have a preview prior to the draft, but for now, I thought it would be interesting to look at the best tools available among […]
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The Pirates Have a Lefty Reliever Who Hits 100 MPH Moving...

ALTOONA, Pa. – The Pirates weren’t really expected to get much for Arquimedes Caminero last year. They dealt the right-handed reliever on August 6th for two players to be named later. He had a few years of service time remaining, and decent numbers for a middle reliever. The best you could have hoped for was […]
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Jake Brentz Promoted to Altoona Curve

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted hard-throwing left-handed pitcher Jake Brentz to the Altoona Curve. Brentz has been pitching for the Bradenton Marauders, representing the team in the Florida State League All-Star game over the weekend. Acquired late last year in the Arquimedes Caminero deal, the 22-year-old Brentz has a fastball that touches 100 MPH, and […]
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Previewing the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Breakout Prospects

Prospect rankings and evaluations are always a snapshot in time. They are always changing, and while most changes are subtle in the short-term, there is always the opportunity for big changes in a short period of time. Seeing sudden, rapid changes is only natural when you are dealing with young baseball players mostly in the […]
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The Bradenton Marauders Top 10 Features Most of the Pirates Top...

It’s difficult to gather a prospect group as talented as the group that will start the year in Bradenton. The Marauders are headlined by Mitch Keller, who is the top pitching prospect in the system, but it doesn’t stop there. They have six of the top ten prospects in the system heading into the year […]
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Pirate City Notes: Keller Learns to Adjust, Brentz Hits 100, Kuhl...

BRADENTON, Fla. – Mitch Keller had a rough start to his outing today, giving up a long triple to Blue Jays prospect Vlad Guerrero Jr. The ball was hit off the handle of the bat, and Keller thought it would go for a routine fly out. Instead, it went off the left field wall with […]
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Instructs Report: Will Craig Moves to First Base, But Not For...

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Fall Instructional League games began today for the Pirates, featuring an intrasquad game between a lot of the lower level players. Instructs can be a time for players to work on different aspects of their game, try out a new pitch, or try out a new position. Those changes don’t always […]
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Neal Huntington Discusses The Trades That Were Finalized This Week

PITTSBURGH – The Pirates completed two of their deadline deals this week, sending two players to be named later in the Ivan Nova deal, and receiving two in the Arquimedes Caminero trade. Tito Polo and Stephen Tarpley both went to the Yankees in the Nova trade, while Jake Brentz and Pedro Vasquez came back in […]
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First Pitch: Where Would Jake Brentz and Pedro Vasquez Rank?

The Pirates haven’t had many situations over the last few years where they’ve brought prospects in to the team via trade. They’ve had plenty of situations where they have traded prospects away, which is usually the trend when you’re a contender and a buyer for several years in a row. As a result, we haven’t […]
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Pirates Receive Two Pitchers From the Mariners in Caminero Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have completed the Arquimedes Caminero deal with the Seattle Mariners, acquiring left-handed pitcher Jake Brentz and right-handed pitcher Pedro Vasquez. Brentz is 21 years old and currently in Low-A ball, while Vasquez is 20 years old and teammates with Brentz in Low-A. The Pirates have received LHP Jake Brentz […]
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