Tag: John Pomeroy

Pirates Release Two Minor League Pitchers

The Pittsburgh Pirates released two minor league pitchers on Tuesday, letting go of right-handers Jake Mielock and John Pomeroy. Pomeroy (pictured) was drafted in the 13th round in 2016. He threw hard, hitting 98 MPH in the Fall Instructional League when we first saw him. Since then, the 24-year-old had Tommy John surgery in April […]
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A Pair of Hard-Throwing Prospects are Progressing in Their Return From...

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted John Pomeroy in the 13th round of the 2016 draft. At 6’5″, 225 pounds, he is a large presence on the mound and we saw him hitting 98 MPH during the 2016 Fall Instructional League. In 2017, the Pirates drafted Shea Murray in the 18th round. At 6’6″, 240 pounds and […]
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Hard-Throwing 2016 Draft Pick has Tommy John Surgery

Pirates Prospects has learned that right-handed pitcher John Pomeroy had Tommy John surgery and will miss the rest of this season. Pomeroy underwent successful surgery on April 19th. After resting up for nine days, he returned to Pirate City this weekend to begin the rehab process. With the timing of the surgery, Pomeroy likely won’t […]
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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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Instructs Notes: First Look at a Hard Throwing Pirates 2016 Draft...

BRADENTON, Fla. – I’ve been under the weather this weekend, which means I didn’t get a chance to go to instructs yesterday, and I’m just now getting to my notes from Friday morning. There wasn’t a lot of action, but I did get my first look at two of the 2016 draft picks, and another […]
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Morning Report: A Closer Look at Some Late Round Draft Picks

Our draft tracker has been updated with some bonuses from after the 11th round that might sound a little surprising, since later round pick usually don’t cost much. That is unless they are high school players, JUCO or draft-eligible sophomores, where you’re buying away multiple years of college and a chance to improve their draft […]
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2016 Bristol Pirates Season Preview and Top 10 Prospects

The Pirates added an additional rookie level team in Bristol before the 2014 season, essentially replacing their second DSL team (which went away that year) and moving the extra team up a few levels. Bristol falls between the GCL and Morgantown on the talent scale. The average age is about half a year older in […]
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2016 West Virginia Black Bears Season Preview and Top 10 Prospects

The West Virginia Black Bears (referred to from here on out as Morgantown, to avoid confusion with the West Virginia Power) began their 2016 season last night. This year’s team features the top college draft picks from the 2016 draft, along with the top players coming up from the short-season leagues last year. The two […]
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Draft Rumors: Some Late Round Picks have Indicated They Will Sign

After the second day of the draft concluded, we heard that most of the first 11 pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates intended to sign....

Morning Report: Pirates Took Some Late Round Draft Picks with Upside

Last year after the draft was done, I pointed out some possible late round sleepers. It’s tough to find any Major League talent after the 11th round now because many of the players taken after that round either weren’t considered good enough for the first ten rounds, or they are high school kids with high […]
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