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Pirates Release Nine Minor League Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released nine minor league players, including seven pitchers. A brief write-up on each player is below. The big name here is Billy Roth, who signed for $190,000 after being selected in the 16th round of the 2013 draft. He was called one of the best late round draft picks that year […]
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Prospect Watch: Strong Pitching All Around the System

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. ¬†Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the […]
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Minors Notes: No Tommy John Setbacks For Holmes, John Sever Strikes...

Pittsburgh Pirates’ General Manager Neal Huntington has mentioned several times that the Pirates anticipate setbacks when it comes to players recovering from Tommy John surgery. Those setbacks aren’t always physical, but can sometimes be the hesitancy to throw a certain pitch or to face live batters. Most of these references by Huntington have been towards […]
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2014 Bristol Pirates Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

Earlier today I wrote about how the addition of the Bristol Pirates led to an older team in Jamestown, which didn’t feature a lot of top talent. The Bristol roster wasn’t much younger in respect to the average age in the Appy League, and also didn’t have many top prospects. They did have a clear […]
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Pirates Announce the Signing of Three More Draft Picks

In what is turning out to be an extremely busy day for draft signings, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that three more players have officially signed. You can find information on all three players in the links highlighted under their name. John Sever, 20th Rd pick out of Bethune-Cookman. Jess Amedee, 27th Rd pick out of […]
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Draft Day Three Recap: Nine Players Who Stand Out in Rounds...

Day three is much more hectic than days one and two. You have all the time in the world on day one, with five minutes between first round picks. On day two you have a little less time, but the rounds don’t fly by. Day three is crazy. By the time you just start getting […]
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Rounds 31-35: Pirates Get a College Guy Who Was Projected in...

At this point in the draft, you don’t see many guys sign. The college seniors will definitely sign, but JuCo guys and most college juniors will go back to school. Last year the Pirates only signed one guy after the 30th round, and that was 37th round pick Andrew Dennis. That signing might not have […]
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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...