Tag: Michael De La Cruz

Morning Report: The GCL Pirates Are a Well-Rounded Team

The GCL Pirates have an 8-3 record through their first two weeks. The have been strong on offense early in the year, posting the highest average in the Gulf Coast League and the third best OPS, just .007 behind the best team in the league. They have scored 56 runs in 12 games, while allowing […]
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Morning Report: The Best Prospects in the GCL

If you noticed the top 30 on our Prospect Watch from last night, you’ll see that all of the top 30 prospects that were listed as “Extended Spring Training”, are still listed that way. That’s because once the GCL and Morgantown rosters were released, those players weren’t on either team. Those players are Mitch Keller, […]
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GCL Pirates Preview: A Team Filled With Potential on Offense

The 2015 GCL Pirates started their season Monday afternoon with a roster filled with 2015 draft picks and players from the 2014 Dominican Summer League team. There are also 15 returning players from last year’s team and a couple international players on the way. Starting with the draft picks, the big name is third baseman […]
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Morning Report: Exploring the DSL Pipeline, 2012-2014

In yesterday’s Morning Report, we took a look at the DSL pipeline, breaking down the players left in the system, who played in the DSL/VSL between 2008 and 2011. That coincided with the 2015 DSL season preview, which was posted Friday afternoon. The preview covers every player on the team and in the Dominican academy, […]
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2014 GCL Pirates Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

Coming into the season, the GCL Pirates looked like a very interesting roster, with a lot of the best picks from the 2014 draft, along with several interesting players making the jump from the DSL. Not every player worked out, but the GCL roster lived up to the hype. The result at the end of […]
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Morning Report: Comparing Last Year’s Group to This Year

Yesterday, we gave scouting reports on all 15 of the new players over from the Dominican Summer League. Today, we take a look at the group of 15 that came over last year for the Fall Instructional League and how they handled the jump to the States. The players that come over from the DSL […]
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Morning Report: Checking the Progress of the 2012 DSL Top Ten...

Back in 2012, we posted a top ten prospect list for the Pirates players in the Dominican Summer League. With the DSL season ending last Saturday, it’s time to see how these players have progressed in the last two years. This list was based of a combination of scouting reports, stats, player’s size and age, […]
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Morning Report: High-Priced Arm Has a Tough Debut

Down in the Gulf Coast League on Wednesday afternoon, 11th round draft pick Gage Hinsz quietly made his pro debut. He went 1.2 innings, allowing two runs(one earned) on two hits and one walk, with one strikeout. His first inning started out rough, though it wasn’t totally his fault. Before he knew it, one batter […]
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Update on Michael De La Cruz

Prior to this season, we rated Michael de la Cruz as the 20th best prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates system and with good reason, he put up extremely impressive numbers in the DSL last year. That led to praise from scouts that saw him play, which put him atop our top DSL prospects list and […]
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2014 GCL Pirates Season Preview

This GCL team has the most upside of any of the three short-season teams in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. The top prospects at the level include first round pick Cole Tucker, and second round picks Mitch Keller and Trey Supak. They also have Michael de la Cruz, who is the top international prospect making the […]
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