Tag: Mel Rojas

Mel Rojas Jr. Sent to Altoona as Disappointing Season Continues

After the announcement on Monday that Willy Garcia would be joining Indianapolis, the corresponding move was sending Mel Rojas, Jr. back to Altoona. Following a strong season in Indianapolis last season, where he hit .277 with a .768 OPS, Rojas had trouble breaking through a deep outfield corp in Indianapolis in 2015. While Rojas hit […]
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Prospect Reports: How Glasnow and Kingham Performed Before the Injuries

After every game covered, our writers submit player reports with observations from that game. The best reports are collected each week for this feature, where we will feature about a dozen players and the progress they’ve been making in the last week. This time around we had reports from all four affiliates, going well over […]
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Which Pirates Prospects Could Make an Impact in the Majors in...

The Pittsburgh Pirates are a team that builds their core through the farm system. The starting lineup includes seven players who came up through the system, along with one player (Francisco Cervelli) who was acquired by a player who came up through the system (Justin Wilson). The rotation has two pitchers who came up through […]
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What is the Difference Between Mel Rojas and Keon Broxton?

Mel Rojas Jr. was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round of the 2010 MLB draft. The son of the former big league closer had a ton of tools, including the ability to play center field, and the potential to hit for some power, but was considered very raw at the time he […]
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First Pitch: The Upper Level Roster Crunch that Might Give Way...

I’ve been finishing up the profiles in the 2015 Prospect Guide over the last week, getting ready to send the book to the publisher on Friday. In the process, I’ve noticed a bit of a roster crunch in the upper levels when it comes to first base. The Pirates currently have more first base and […]
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Pirates Need to Protect Players Tomorrow From the Rule 5 Draft;...

Tomorrow is the deadline for teams to protect players from the 2014 Rule 5 draft. If you’re unfamiliar with the process, the basic rundown is that players are eligible to be selected by another team in their fourth or fifth Rule 5 draft (depending on when they signed), unless they are added to the 40-man […]
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2014 Altoona Curve Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

Altoona featured a lot of breakout players this year, including two of the biggest breakout stories in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system in Adrian Sampson and Elias Diaz. They also had their share of top prospects throughout the year, including Nick Kingham at the start of the year, and Josh Bell at the end of the […]
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2014 Indianapolis Indians Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

Despite a strong start to the season, Indianapolis seemed to hit a wall in July. After earning a hefty advantage in the International League West early, Indianapolis finished six games behind Columbus and missed the playoffs. While the last two seasons they had made the playoffs, Indianapolis had been an early exit due to the […]
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First Pitch: Who Will the Pirates Call Up When Rosters Expand?

In a little less than a week, rosters will expand around baseball, allowing teams to carry up to 40 guys on the active roster, being limited to anyone on the 40-man roster. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, this will almost certainly mean the arrival of some bullpen arms to help out, along with some extra bench […]
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Prospect Watch: Big Night For Keon Broxton, Alen Hanson and Mel...

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 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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