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Morning Report: Top 50 Prospects No Longer in the System

In our preseason top 50 prospects list, there were five players who are no longer with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Since we just released our mid-season top 50 list, I wanted to give an update on those players. The most notable player would be Alen Hanson, who ranked 20th in our Prospect Guide. Everyone knows the […]
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Morning Report: Thoughts on Jared Lakind Being Released

Jared Lakind was released on Friday, ending a long minor league career with the organization. Coming into this season, he looked like he could be a legit prospect, with a chance to pitch in Indianapolis during the second half of this season. The Pirates even gave him a Spring Training invite after he re-signed as […]
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The Altoona Curve Top 10 Features Some of the Best Pirates...

The Bradenton Marauders won the 2016 Florida State League championship, and most of the players from that team are now making the jump to Altoona. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see that group repeat at the higher level. Altoona doesn’t have the prospect depth that Indianapolis has, or the higher upside guys that Bradenton […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates Trim Four Pitchers From Spring Training Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates trimmed down the active Spring Training roster on Monday morning. Pat Light was optioned to Indianapolis, while Jared Lakind, Casey Sadler and Angel Sanchez were reassigned to minor league camp. The active roster is now at 47 players with exactly two weeks to go before Opening Day. All four pitchers cut today […]
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WBC Notes: USA with Comeback Win Over Venezuela; Eric Wood Talks...

Team USA trailed 2-0 going into the bottom of the seventh inning on Wednesday night, but they were able to overcome the late deficit and win 4-2. After producing a solo run in the seventh, USA got a solo homer from Adam Jones to tie the game and a two-run homer from Eric Hosmer to […]
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WBC Notes: Starling Marte Sits with Ankle Injury; Big Day From...

Thursday was a mix of exhibition games and real games for the World Baseball Classic. Team USA played an exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox, while the teams from the Dominican Republic, Italy and Canada each played their first WBC tournament game. Below you will find news on all of the Pittsburgh Pirates taking […]
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Jared Lakind’s Journey From a Failed First Baseman to a Prospect...

BRADENTON, Fla. – Yesterday, he was pitching for the Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic team. Today, armed with a fully charged iPad with Netflix, he is on a plane towards Tokyo to pitch for Team Israel. “I’m the first Dominican Jew,” Jared Lakind joked before leaving LECOM Park on Thursday morning. Jared Lakind, who received a […]
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Nine Pittsburgh Pirates on World Baseball Classic Rosters

The World Baseball Classic rosters were announced on Wednesday night for all 16 teams. We knew ahead of time that a few big names from the Pittsburgh Pirates had committed early to the rosters. Andrew McCutchen announced his participation early, followed by Starling Marte and Francisco Cervelli at the same time. The rosters will include […]
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Pirates Prospects Who Are Eligible For the 2016 Rule 5 Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates set their 40-man roster today, adding Clay Holmes as their only move, and protecting him from the upcoming Rule 5 draft on December 8th. The players on the lists below are eligible for the Rule 5 draft. When a player is eligible for the Rule 5 draft, that means any team can select him […]
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Pirates Re-Sign Lefty Reliever Jared Lakind

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed relief pitcher Jared Lakind before he reached minor league free agency this off-season. Lakind was signed by the Pirates for $400,000 after they took him in the 23rd round of the 2010 draft. He began his pro career as a first baseman, but after topping out […]
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