Tag: Michael Fransoso

Prospect Watch: Austin Meadows Picks Up Three Hits For West Virginia

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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Top Performers: JaCoby Jones Leads a Huge Week For West Virginia...

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for […]
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Luis Heredia Pitching Against Several Top Hitting Prospects (Video)

Luis Heredia going up against top 30 hitting prospects Barrett Barnes, Wyatt Mathisen, Reese McGuire, and Harold Ramirez in today’s intrasquad game at Pirate City. For notes on Heredia, check out this article.
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Prospect Watch: West Virginia Eliminated; Jamestown Goes to Deciding Game

Top Pitcher: Clario Perez, Top Hitter: Michael Fransoso, HR: Michael Fransoso
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Prospect Watch: Dodson and the Marauders Flirt With No Hitter, Win...

Top Pitcher: Zack Dodson, Top Hitter: Justin Howard, HR: Justin Howard, Danny Collins, Michael Fransoso
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Prospect Watch: McGuire Has a Four Hit Day; Cunningham Ties Career...

Top Pitcher: David Bromberg, Top Hitter: Jarek Cunningham, HR: Jarek Cunningham, Carlos Mesa, Michael Fransoso
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Jin-De Jhang Homers to Continue Hot Start; Brewer Throws Five Shutout...

After driving through a downpour, multiple traffic jams and an EZPass gate that would not lift, I made it to Mahoning Valley to check out the short-season Jamestown Jammers play their second game of the year. Let’s do this Power Rankings style: the 7 players who impressed me most on Tuesday night. This is not a […]
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2013 Jamestown Jammers Season Preview

The 2013 Jamestown Jammers season begins today. Some of you may be wondering “Who are the Jamestown Jammers?” The Pirates used to have their short-season A-ball affiliate in State College. The contract with the Spikes ended last year, and the Spikes opted to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals. Thus the Pirates moved their short-season […]
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Draft Day Three Recap: Ten Players to Highlight the Day Three...

In my day three preview I pointed out how the Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten some good value prospects on day three of the draft, taking people like Casey Sadler, Phil Irwin, and Adalberto Santos after the 20th round. The problem with that approach is that you don’t always know those guys will be prospects. Sure, […]
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Rounds 26-30: The Injury Concerns that Come With College Pitchers

One way to avoid the sometimes ridiculous arm abuse of pitchers in the college ranks is to go with high school arms. Another approach would be to draft guys who haven’t been pitching that long. The Pirates did just that, and did it back to back in the 28th and 29th rounds. Jerry Mulderig has […]
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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...