Tag: Luis Ortiz

Bristol Pirates Top Ten Prospects: Tahnaj Thomas Leads a Deep List...

Yesterday we posted the season recap for the Bristol Pirates and noted that the top ten prospects list would be much stronger than normal at this level. The Pirates have sent some solid pitching prospects here in the past, but the real difference this year is the depth of the list. The list below is […]
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Bristol Report, Part 2: The Pitchers

And now for the good part after yesterday’s recap of the hitters.  What upside the Bristol team has you’ll find mainly in the rotation.  The Pirates are currently going with a six-man rotation:  Luis Ortiz, Santiago Florez, Tahnaj Thomas, Jose Maldonado, Adrian Florencio and Dante Mendoza.  Of the six, the most notable are arguably Ortiz, […]
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The 21: Mason Martin Repeats as Player of the Week…Again

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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An In Depth Look at What Makes the Bristol Starting Rotation...

In our Bristol Season Preview, we mentioned that they had a group of pitchers with high upside. I wanted to take a deeper look at what made their six-man starting rotation such an interesting group. On an off-day yesterday for Bristol, I was able to have a long in depth conversation with their first-year pitching […]
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Final Mock Draft From Scout.com Has a Familiar High School Arm...

Kiley McDaniel from Scout.com released his last mock draft, just over an hour before the start of the draft and he has pitcher Luis Ortiz going to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ortiz’s name was first mentioned with the Pirates a couple weeks ago. Early in the year, he was always rated higher, but time missed due […]
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Second Mock Draft From Jonathan Mayo Has College First Baseman For...

Jonathan Mayo released his second mock draft on Friday and he still believes that the Pittsburgh Pirates will take Wichita State first baseman Casey Gillaspie. Mayo’s first mock draft was two weeks ago and at that time, Gillaspie was being mentioned often for the Pirates. That talk has died down a little until now. Gillaspie […]
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Baseball America’s Fourth Mock Draft Has Pirates Adding to Strength

Baseball America released their fourth mock draft today, this one coming out just six days before the actual draft takes place. They seem to really like one player for the Pittsburgh Pirates and they realize he isn’t a need for the team, but he would be too good to pass up in the 24th spot. […]
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MLB.com Releases Top 200 Draft Prospect List, Familiar Name In Pirates...

On Friday afternoon, MLB.com released their updated top draft prospect list, rearranging the top 100 and expanding it to 200 spots. The interesting thing about the updated list is the fact that MLB.com now has right-handed prep pitcher Luis Ortiz in the 24th spot. Now this isn’t the same as a mock draft, but Ortiz […]
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2014 Pirates Draft Prospects: Alex Blandino, Brandon Finnegan, Ti’Quan Forbes, Luis...

This is part five in our weekly draft preview leading up to the draft. We profile four players each week, focusing on a college pitcher, college hitter and prep pitcher, prep hitter, who have all been mentioned in the Pittsburgh Pirates range in the first round. Next week we will do our final draft preview, […]
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Keith Law’s Second Mock Draft Has High Upside Prep Arm For...

Keith Law released his second mock draft on Tuesday afternoon and he has a brand new name for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After picking Vanderbilt’s Tyler Beede in his first draft, he has the Pirates going with high school right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz. Law has Beede falling out of the first round completely. Like Beede, Ortiz […]
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