Tag: JT Brubaker

Examining Optional Assignments and the Pirates

There are plenty of roster intricacies in the Major League Baseball Rulebook that can be difficult to understand in theory and application: Designated for Assignment, waivers, outright assignment, 25-man roster versus 40-man roster, and service time, just to name a few. These intricacies have consistently interested me, and I always had to rely on sites […]
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Prospect Watch: JT Brubaker Starts for Morgantown; Bristol Loses 15-1 in...

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time or loses his prospect eligibility (Kevin Newman, Nick Burdi and Bryan Reynolds), he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will […]
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Minor Moves: JT Brubaker Sent to Morgantown on Rehab: Blake Weiman...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have sent right-handed pitcher JT Brubaker to Morgantown on a rehab assignment. He will also be joined in Morgantown by Major League veteran reliever Brandon Maurer. Brubaker has been out since April 24th with elbow irritation. He threw 35 pitches in a simulated game last week, so he should be up to […]
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JT Brubaker Placed on Injured List; Dario Agrazal Promoted to Indianapolis

Indianapolis right-handed pitcher JT Brubaker has been placed on the 7-day injured list due to a right forearm strain. To take his place in the rotation, right-handed pitcher Dario Agrazal has been promoted from Altoona. Brubaker left his start on April 15th early due to tightness in his elbow. He was already at 87 pitches […]
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The 21: James Marvel Earns Player of the Week Honors

Every Monday during the minor league season, we take a look at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, giving scouting reports on the top ten pitchers and top ten hitters from the previous week. The column was originally called Top Performers, then The Twenty. The number 21 obviously has a lot of […]
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Prospect Watch: Reynolds and Mitchell Homer; Brubaker and Shortridge Toss Shutout...

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time or loses his prospect eligibility (Kevin Newman, Nick Burdi and Pablo Reyes), he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will […]
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Indianapolis Season Preview: A Loaded Group of Top Prospects in the...

The minor league season opens today around baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a lot of breakout potential at Low-A Greensboro this year. They have some top end prospects and second tier prospects at Bradenton. This is a down year for Altoona, but Indianapolis is loaded with prospects this season. The top three prospects in the […]
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Pirates Add Mitch Keller, Cole Tucker, Jason Martin and JT Brubaker...

Today is the deadline to add players to the 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 draft. Just ahead of that deadline, the Pittsburgh Pirates added Mitch Keller, Cole Tucker, JT Brubaker and Jason Martin to the roster. They traded Tanner Anderson to the Oakland A’s to clear the final roster spot (see separate article […]
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Indianapolis Top Ten: A Solid Group of Top Prospects for the...

We posted the season recap for the 2018 Indianapolis Indians yesterday. Today we look at the top ten prospects from the team. For each of the first seven top ten lists (see links below) we used the mid-season prospect guide for the rankings and we continue to do that with this list. Players who were prospects at the beginning of […]
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JT Brubaker is the Pirates Prospects 2018 Minor League Pitcher of...

The choice for the best pitcher in the Pirates’ minor league system this year was an easy one to make. That’s not just because there were fewer big performers on the pitching side than the hitting side, but because one pitcher easily stood out above the rest. JT Brubaker is the Pirates Prospects 2018 Minor […]
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