Tag: Jeremias Portorreal

Pirates Release a Large Group of Minor Leaguers, Including Some High...

The Pittsburgh Pirates released eight minor league players on Tuesday, including some of their top signings over recent years. Many of the top international outfielders signed recently were in the group, including Michael de la Cruz ($700,000), Yondry Contreras ($400,000) and Jeremias Portorreal ($375,000). De la Cruz was the top signing in 2012, while Portorreal […]
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The 2013-14 International Signing Class Has Already Started to Pay Off...

We plan to have an article dedicated to the international side each Sunday throughout the season. So until the Dominican Summer League begins play on June 2nd, we will look at recaps of the previous international signing classes and see where they currently stand. Today we look at the progress of the 2013-14 signing class. […]
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The Twenty: Ke’Bryan Hayes and Stephen Alemais Highlight a Strong Week...

Every week we have live reports from all over the system, while I provided additional views of the minors via MiLB.tv, which included Indianapolis, Altoona, West Virginia and Morgantown this week. We also had live coverage of Indianapolis, Altoona, Bradenton, Bristol and the GCL in the past two weeks. All of these reports are combined […]
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The Twenty: Mason Martin Powers His Way to the Top this...

Every week we have live reports from all over the system, while I provided additional views of the minors via MiLB.tv, which included Indianapolis, Altoona and Bradenton this week. We also had live coverage of Indianapolis and Altoona in the past week. All of these reports are combined and used each week to highlight the […]
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The Pirates May Have Another Wave of International Hitting Prospects Emerging

BRADENTON, Fla. and INDIANAPOLIS – The Pirates set expectations for their international hitting prospects pretty high in 2012 when they had Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, Jose Osuna, Willy Garcia, and Elias Diaz all making the jump to West Virginia at a young age. Add in Starling Marte’s emergence in the upper levels, and his eventual […]
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The Twenty: Glasnow, Holmes, Hearn, Ogle and Escobar Lead Strong Week...

Every week we have live reports from all over the system, while I provided additional views of the minors via MiLB.tv, which included Altoona and Morgantown this week. We also had live coverage of Indianapolis, Altoona and West Virginia in the past week. All of these reports are combined and used each week to highlight […]
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The Twenty: Strong Performances by Steven Brault and Tyler Glasnow Lead...

Every week we have live reports from all over the system, while I provided additional views of the minors via MiLB.tv, which included Indianapolis, Altoona and Morgantown this week. We also had live coverage of Indianapolis, Bradenton, West Virginia and the GCL Pirates in the past week. All of these reports are combined and used […]
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Morning Report: Notes on the Stacked GCL Outfield, Power All-Star Results...

The South Atlantic League held their All-Star game last night and it ended in a thrilling 3-3 tie after seven innings due to rain. The West Virginia Power sent four players to the game, though only three played. Cam Vieaux, Trae Arbet and Ty Moore were joined by reliever Jordan Jess, who was a late […]
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2016 DSL Pirates Season Recap and Top Ten Prospects

The DSL Pirates had a tough season in 2016, finishing with a 27-42 record. Their team ERA of 3.93 ranked them near the bottom of the pitcher-friendly league, while their .661 OPS ranked them right in the middle of the league. They saw lackluster results from some of their top signings from the 2015-16 international […]
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First Pitch: An Early Look at the Pirates Breakout Candidates For...

Today we announced our Breakout Prospect of the Year, which was Mitch Keller (obviously). Eric Wood was the breakout position player, just as I predicted to Sean McCool back in April. We spend a lot of time covering the lower levels in person, getting multiple looks at players from the day they enter the system, to the […]
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