Tag: Matt Nevarez

Pirates Release Three Players, Including Hard-Throwing Reliever

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released three minor league players, including a 2013 draft pick and two out of independent ball. Matt Nevarez is the most interesting name to be cut. He has a fastball that sits mid-90’s, but control has always been an issue. The Pirates signed him last year out of independent ball and […]
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Minors Notes: An Over-Slot Prep Pitcher Showing Promise Now That He’s...

At the end of the 2014 season, things looked bad for right-handed pitcher Jake Burnette’s future. He was a member of that strong 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates draft class, going in the seventh round and receiving a $550,000 bonus to break his commitment to Georgia Tech. That was the fifth biggest bonus in the draft for […]
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Will One of These Pirates Minor League Pitchers Be the Next...

By now you probably know that¬†John Holdzkom rose from independent ball last year and made it to the majors. It was one of the best stories in baseball, simply because you never see that happening. Most guys who go to independent ball are there for a reason — their careers stalled in the upper levels, […]
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Pirate City Notes: Heredia in Good Shape, Surgery For Castro, Nevarez...

I spent today at Pirate City getting photos and watching some of the minor league workouts. I also was able to talk to several prospects for some great features that will go up on the site this week. For all of today’s photos, check out our Facebook page or the Instagram page, which also includes […]
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Winter Leagues: Sebastian Valle Collects Three Hits, Harold Ramirez Named to...

In Mexico on Saturday, Sebastian Valle went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI. When the Pirates signed him three weeks ago, he had a .534 OPS through his first 20 games. Valle has now played 18 games since signing and he has raised his season OPS 330 points during that time. While his plate […]
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Winter Leagues: Tony Sanchez Sent Home From Dominican, Stolmy Pimentel Gets...

Monday was a very slow day for winter league action. There were only two games on the schedule and one Pittsburgh Pirates player saw action. There was big news however from the Dominican. Tony Sanchez was sent home due to poor performance. That isn’t surprising as he was hitting .100, having issues on defense, and […]
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Winter Leagues: Big Game From Tito Polo, Nate Baker Headed to...

In Colombia on Wednesday night, Tito Polo had a huge hand in his team’s 8-7 victory. In the first inning, he walked and scored a run. In the second, Polo hit an RBI single. In the bottom of the eighth, he drove home two runs with a double. He finished off his big game with […]
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Winter Leagues: Elias Diaz Starts in Venezuela, Joely Rodriguez Will Play...

In Venezuela tonight, Elias Diaz made his winter debut for Bravos de Margarita. He caught and had a tough night at the plate, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Diaz hit .260/.383/.380 in 50 at-bats in the Arizona Fall League this year. Matt Nevarez threw a scoreless inning, giving up one intentional walk and striking out […]
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Winter Leagues: Two Pirates Players Make Their Winter Debut

In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Tony Sanchez caught his second game. He went 0-for-3 at the plate. In his debut on Tuesday, he drew two walks and threw out a runner attempting to steal. Gustavo Nunez played his first game since signing with the Pirates. He went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts, though he drove […]
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Winter Leagues: Update on Alen Hanson, More Hitting From Mel Rojas...

We got an update on Alen Hanson’s injured right hand, which isn’t much, but that can be considered good news. Hanson will return to the United States to be reevaluated this week. I was told that there were no setbacks in his progress. Last we heard on October 30th was that Hanson would miss at […]
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