Tag: Luis Escobar

Pirates Recall Alex McRae; Luis Escobar Optioned to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added right-handed pitcher Alex McRae to the 25-man roster ahead of Thursday’s afternoon game against the St Louis Cardinals. To make room on the roster, right-handed pitcher Luis Escobar was optioned to Indianapolis. I feel like I say this every time McRae gets called up, but his big league career is […]
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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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The Book On Luis Escobar

Pitching prospect Luis Escobar joined the Pittsburgh Pirates today, so now it’s time for another one of our “Book On” articles, which tells you how the player went from signing with the Pirates to making the majors. Escobar was signed out of Colombia by the Pirates in July of 2013 for a $150,000 bonus. He […]
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Pirates Recall Dario Agrazal, Luis Escobar and Montana DuRapau

Prior to Saturday’s game, the Pittsburgh Pirates added three pitchers to their staff, calling up right-handers Dario Agrazal, Luis Escobar and Montana DuRapau. Trevor Williams was scheduled to start Saturday’s game, but he has been placed on paternity leave. He will be replaced by Agrazal. Steven Brault was placed on the 10-day injured list with […]
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The 21: Pedro Vasquez is on a Hot Streak

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 21: Two Strong Starts by Nicholas Economos Earns Him Player...

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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Seven Bradenton Marauders Named to Florida State League All-Star Game

The Florida State League announced the All-Star selections for their June 15th All-Star game. The Bradenton Marauders had seven players selected. Outfielders Travis Swaggerty and Calvin Mitchell, shortstop Robbie Glendinning, third baseman Dylan Busby and pitchers Cody Bolton, Luis Escobar and Joel Cesar were all chosen to represent the Marauders. The obvious choices here are […]
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Minor Moves: Luis Escobar Promoted to Indianapolis; Six Other Pitchers on...

It was reported by Jon Heyman last night that right-handed pitcher Montana DuRapau will be promoted to the Pittsburgh Pirates today. Right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes is reportedly on the way to join the Pirates today as well. We will have more on those moves when they are made official. For now, seven minor league pitchers […]
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Morning Report: Starters Turned Relievers

The Pittsburgh Pirates turned four of their top pitching prospects into relievers this year. Prior to the season, Clay Holmes, Brandon Waddell and Luis Escobar all became relievers. Shortly after the season began, Braeden Ogle went to the bullpen. The four are having varied results. Escobar was the top name we heard about before releasing […]
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The 21: Mason Martin Powers His Way to Player of the...

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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