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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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There is a Big Gap in Talent in Morgantown This Year,...

The Morgantown Black Bears started their season last night featuring a rehabbing Mitch Keller on the mound, and a rehabbing Michael Suchy in the lineup. With the current look of that team, those guys might be the only guys from Morgantown this year who will ever reach Altoona or higher. That’s a bit of an extreme […]
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Pirate City Notes: Camp Day Headlined By Two of the Most...

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pirates have no shortage of top young pitching prospects in their system. They saw Jameson Taillon make the jump to Pittsburgh last year, and could see Tyler Glasnow make the same jump this year. They saw Mitch Keller have a breakout season in the lower levels, with Gage Hinsz quietly being […]
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Pirate City Notes: A Pair of 2016 Draft Picks Looking...

Bradenton, Fla. — A couple of the Pirates’ early 2016 draft picks, fifth-rounder Blake Cederlind and seventh-rounder Brent Gibbs, had their first pro seasons cut short by injuries.  Cederlind, a right-handed pitcher, and Gibbs, a catcher, both were drafted out of junior college and went to Bristol after signing.  Cederlind got into only 17.1 innings […]
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Instructs Report: Nice Day for Hughston at the Plate; Valerio Plays...

BRADENTON, Fla. – Wednesday in the Instructional League, the Pirates played another game that was practicing situations. I mentioned it in yesterday’s notes, but I should expand on it a little. They will start innings with runners on base and the team batting is usually trailing by 1-2 runs. They call the situations out and […]
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Instruct Report: Getting a Look at the Younger Pirates Pitching Prospects

BRADENTON, Fla. – Wednesday was a good day to see younger pitchers at Pirate City. It’s hard to get a strong impression beyond velocity, because pitchers are going just one to two innings, and most of them are throwing mostly or all fastballs. Even the velocity readings may be misleading due to various developmental factors. That […]
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Morning Report: Pirates Invite Nine Players to Fall Instructional League

The Fall Instructional League (FIL) begins in about two weeks and we will have live coverage from down at Pirate City. We will post the full schedule and complete roster when it is made available, but until that is released, we have the names of the players from the Dominican Summer League, who have been […]
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2015 Pirates International Signing Review

Ben Badler from Baseball America posted his annual review of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ international signings on Thursday morning. He covered ten players total in the write-up, which can be viewed here. Most of the signings were covered here, but he does have notes on four of the players signed, for whom information wasn’t available when […]
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