Tag: James Marvel

James Marvel is the Pirates Prospects 2019 Pitcher of the Year

Coming into 2019, James Marvel had the upside of a Major League middle reliever. The 2015 36th round pick slowly worked his way up the system after signing for a slightly over-slot deal. His first year with the team was spent recovering from Tommy John surgery, while the next year was somewhat limited to let […]
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Altoona Top Ten Prospects: A Solid Group at the Top, Followed...

Yesterday we took a look at the season recap for the Altoona Curve. They were a below .500 club, that was short on top prospects in the system. The Pirates had a weak year at Bradenton in 2018, and many of those players moved up to Altoona this year to join a group of players […]
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Pirates Name James Marvel and Mason Martin Their Minor League Pitcher...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced their minor league Pitcher and Player of the Year awards, giving the honors to James Marvel and Mason Martin, respectively. That’s not a big surprise on either side, as both were clearly ahead of everyone else in terms of numbers. Marvel, who is currently pitching in the majors, had a […]
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The Book on James Marvel

In the 2015 draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected 21-year-old right-handed pitcher James Marvel in the 36th round out of Duke. They were picking up damaged goods at the time, but it was also someone who clearly had more potential than your average 36th round pick. He’s debuting today in the majors and will get a […]
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Pirates Add James Marvel to Active Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates added 25-year-old right-handed pitcher James Marvel to the active roster ahead of Sunday’s game. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates placed Jason Martin on the 60-day injured list. The Pirates also announced that right-handed pitcher Yefry Ramirez has been activated from the injured list and will be in the […]
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An Early Look at an Estimated 2020 Payroll

Once any realistic hopes are gone for playoff contention, there’s not much left to look forward to in sports, especially if a team falls out of contention relatively early. For the Pirates, few individual storylines remain, aside from Bryan Reynolds’ run at a battle title and Rookie of the Year Award. In reality, the rest […]
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The 21: Sean Brady’s Complete Game Shutout Tops Last Week’s Performances

Every Monday during the minor league season, we take a look at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, giving scouting reports on the top ten pitchers and top ten hitters from the previous week. The column was originally called Top Performers, then The Twenty. The number 21 obviously has a lot of […]
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The 21: Strong Week for Logan Hill Leads to His Second...

Every Monday during the minor league season, we take a look at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, giving scouting reports on the top ten pitchers and top ten hitters from the previous week. The column was originally called Top Performers, then The Twenty. The number 21 obviously has a lot of […]
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The 21: Bristol’s Fernando Villegas Hits His Way to Player of...

Every Monday during the minor league season, we take a look at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, giving scouting reports on the top ten pitchers and top ten hitters from the previous week. The column was originally called Top Performers, then The Twenty. The number 21 obviously has a lot of […]
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James Marvel is the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month for...

James Marvel had a strong month of June in Altoona, but he was overshadowed by the performance of his teammate Pedro Vasquez, who was our June Pitcher of the Month. Marvel was the one who got promoted at the end of the month though, and he put up strong numbers in July as well. Despite […]
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