Tag: Kevin Newman

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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Injury Impact to the Pirates’ Payroll

It’s no secret—injuries have significantly derailed the Pirates’ season. Many weren’t overly hopeful about the team’s chances this year, but many predicted at least a strong chance to finish above .500, as the team was largely the same as last season and it’s a feat they achieved then. While the club knew about and could […]
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Morning Report: Kevin Newman Loses His Prospect Label

In his fourth at-bat on Thursday night, Kevin Newman flew out to right field to end the eighth inning. It wasn’t anything exciting, but it was significant. For determining whether a position player has prospect status or not, we use just one cutoff for eligibility. If a player has between zero and 130 at-bats in […]
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Minor Moves: Kevin Newman Begins Rehab Assignment; Brandon Maurer to Injured...

The Indianapolis Indians announced four transactions on Tuesday afternoon, including the addition of Kevin Newman, who will begin his rehab assignment tonight. He has been on the injured list since April 11th due to a finger laceration. Newman is scheduled to get some outfield work while in Indianapolis. Infielder Nick Franklin will also be joining […]
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Morning Report: A Look at Which Players Could Lose Their Prospect...

A few days ago, Tim Williams looked at which players had a chance to end up as the top prospect in the system by the end of the season. It included some scenarios where a player could lose their prospect status due to spending too much time in the majors this season, which would eliminate […]
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Pirates Place Kevin Newman on Injured List; Recall Kevin Kramer

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Thursday afternoon that shortstop Kevin Newman has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a laceration on his right middle finger. The move was made retroactive to April 9th. Second baseman Kevin Kramer has been recalled to replace Newman. ROSTER MOVE: We have recalled INF Kevin Kramer from […]
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Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez Win Starting Jobs

Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington told the media on Monday morning that the starting spots at third base and shortstop have been decided. Jung Ho Kang will be the starter at third base over Colin Moran, while Erik Gonzalez has beat out Kevin Newman for the starting shortstop spot. The interesting decision now will […]
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Kevin Newman’s Path to a Starting Job, and How He’s Adjusting...

BRADENTON, Fla. – Kevin Newman is probably one of the safest prospects in the system in terms of potentially making the majors and sticking in some form. That’s a huge accomplishment, since only about 1% of players from the amateur ranks even reach the majors. But reaching the majors isn’t Newman’s full upside. He’s got […]
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MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 Pirates Prospects

On Thursday afternoon, MLB Pipeline released their list of the top 30 prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates. We already knew the top five were Mitch Keller, Ke’Bryan Hayes, Travis Swaggerty, Oneil Cruz and Cole Tucker, in that order. That’s because Pipeline had the first four in their top 100 and Tucker was listed as one […]
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Three Pirates Are Among the Top Prospects at Shortstop

Baseball America continued their rankings of the top prospects by position on Friday morning, rounding out the infield by going with shortstops. The Pittsburgh Pirates had one player on the lists for first base, second base and third base (links below), but shortstop is one of their better positions in the minors and they have […]
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