Tag: Ke’Bryan Hayes

Ranking the Ten Best Pirates Prospects from 2011 to 2019

We released our tenth annual prospect guide this off-season. We have the first nine issues available to download free for all subscribers to the site. We recently had some top ten lists for the decade on this site, ranking the 2010-19 drafts and international signing classes. I wanted to do that for the top ten […]
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First Pitch: Saturday Notes, Including High Praise for Ke’Bryan Hayes

Today is a notes article, starting with some high praise for 22-year-old third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes. MLB Pipeline sent a survey to general managers, executives and scouting directors for all 30 MLB teams and asked them about the best prospects in the game. One of the nine categories was the best defensive prospect in all […]
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Pirates Add Five Players Ahead of Rule 5 Draft; Drop Four...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added five players ahead of next month’s Rule 5 draft and dropped four players to make room on the 40-man roster, which is now full. Ke’Bryan Hayes, Oneil Cruz, Will Craig, Blake Cederlind and Cody Ponce have all been added. Dario Agrazal, Montana DuRapau, Williams Jerez and Luis Escobar have all […]
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First Pitch: A Preview of the Rule 5 Draft

Teams have to decide by 8 PM tonight who they are protecting from the Rule 5 Draft next month. The Pittsburgh Pirates have some easy decisions to make, while there are others who are slight risks to be selected by another team if they are left unprotected. Back in late August, we posted an article […]
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Will Craig and Ke’Bryan Hayes Take Home Minor League Gold Glove...

The minor league Gold Glove award winners were named on Monday morning. Rawlings hands out one Gold Glove per position throughout the minors. Unlike the MLB awards where you just have to be the best in your own league to receive one, the minor league winners have to beat out every other player at their […]
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First Pitch: Don’t Count on Prospects

It doesn’t always work out that you have a need in the majors and a top prospect at the top of the minors ready to help out. Fortunately for the Pirates, that’s exactly their situation right now. The two biggest needs for the Pirates heading into the 2020 season are in the rotation and at […]
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Indianapolis Top Ten Prospects: Many of the Top Prospects Failed to...

Yesterday we took a look at the season recap for the Indianapolis Indians. It was a team loaded with top prospects in the system, though many of them failed to live up to the hype. Today we look at the top ten prospects list and highlight many of those players to see where things went […]
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Pirates 2019 Recaps: Colin Moran Was the Definition of a Replacement...

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be recapping every position from the 2019 Pittsburgh Pirates. The focus of these articles will be to identify individual strengths and weaknesses from each position, along with a specific way the Pirates can upgrade the 2020 team. Third base isn’t the biggest area of need, or the […]
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Three Pirates are Among the Top 20 International League Prospects

Baseball America began their rankings of the top 20 prospects in each league on Monday. First up was the International League, where they placed three Pittsburgh Pirates/Indianapolis Indians on the list. BA ranked Mitch Keller sixth overall in the league, second for pitchers and first for right-handed pitchers. He posted a 3.56 ERA in 19 […]
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The 21: Domingo Robles Finishes His Season Strong at Altoona

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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The 2020 Prospect Guide is Now Available!

Pirates Prospects took the leap to being my full-time job at the end of the 2010 season, all thanks to the release of our...