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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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Six Pittsburgh Pirates Selected in the Dominican Winter League Draft

The Dominican winter league held their annual draft on Wednesday night and six Pittsburgh Pirates were selected. The winter draft this year was for Dominican players who made their debut in full season ball during the 2018 season. Once these players are drafted, that teams holds their rights during the winter whether the play or […]
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DSL Pirates 2014: Ten Prospects to Watch

Each year we post a top ten prospect list for the DSL and call it a “Prospects to Watch” list because it’s tough to pick a top ten prospect list when the players are so far from the big leagues. The last couple years, we have had many more first-hand scouting reports to go on, […]
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DSL Season Recap: Pirates Look Strong Up the Middle and at...

The DSL Pirates went 34-36 this year, playing with an inexperienced team. Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates had two affiliates in the DSL, so we had 70 players in all to cover in the season recap. Many of those players moved up to the United States this year to help fill out roster space due […]
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DSL Pirates Report: Two Players Making Most of Extra Playing Time,...

The Dominican Summer League season is about to enter the final week and the Pirates have been eliminated from the playoffs already. Their record sits at 32-34 and is indicative of the youth on this team. There is a higher number than usual of first year players this year because the Pirates called up so […]
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DSL Pirates Report: Key Injuries Leave Team Short-Handed, Plus Struggles From...

Last week, we named our players of the month, picking All-Star second baseman Raul Siri as the top hitter and right-hander Richard Mitchell as the top pitcher. Mitchell threw five shutout innings in his only appearance, while Siri suffered a right hand injury on Monday and the only action he saw in the last five […]
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DSL Pirates Report: All-Star Second Baseman Raul Siri

It was a slightly abbreviated week for the DSL Pirates as the league takes the weekend off for the All-Star game. The Pirates have two representatives in the game, starting pitcher Yeudy Garcia and second baseman Raul Siri. We did a feature on Yeudy Garcia two weeks ago, he’s a hard-throwing righty that really keeps […]
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DSL Pirates Report: A Catching Prospect Shows Improvements on Offense and...

A couple weeks ago, we were talking about a team that lost nine games in a row, but since then the DSL Pirates have really turned things around. They have gone 10-4 since breaking the streak, including a 4-2 record this week. Last week, we highlighted a hard-throwing starter that just might be a prospect. […]
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Minor Moves: Hard-Throwing Lefty Promoted to United States From DSL

In addition to the roster moves for Altoona and the trade of Chris Dickerson today, the Pittsburgh Pirates made six moves in the lower minors, including a rare mid-season promotion from the Dominican Summer League. Jake Burnette was added to the GCL roster on rehab and he pitched today. The seventh round pick from the […]
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2014 Bristol Pirates Season Preview

Over the off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates added a new short-season team, joining the Appalachian League with the franchise in Bristol. The Appalachian League uses the MLB team names, and thus, the Bristol Pirates were born. The Pirates will only have one DSL team this year, rather than two in previous years. Because of this, they […]
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