Tag: Mikell Granberry

Pirates Release Eight Minor Leaguers

The Pittsburgh Pirates released another group of minor league players on Wednesday morning. They are right-handed pitchers Mike Wallace, Deivy Mendez and Dylan Prohoroff, lefty Jordan Jess, outfielders John Lantigua, Emison Soto, infielder Steven Kraft and 1B/C Mikell Granberry. Prohoroff was the eighth round pick in 2016. He was injured for most of 2018, while […]
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The 2013-14 International Signing Class Has Already Started to Pay Off...

We plan to have an article dedicated to the international side each Sunday throughout the season. So until the Dominican Summer League begins play on June 2nd, we will look at recaps of the previous international signing classes and see where they currently stand. Today we look at the progress of the 2013-14 signing class. […]
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Winter Leagues: Marte Returns to the Lineup; Osuna Has a Busy...

In the Dominican on Saturday night, Starling Marte returned to the lineup for the first time since he left Tuesday’s game after the first inning due to the flu. He went 1-for-4 with two walks and a run scored on Saturday. Marte had just three walks this winter coming into this game. He’s now hitting […]
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Winter Leagues: Michael Suchy Homers in Australia Debut; Kang Reaches Base...

For the second game in a row in the Dominican, Leones del Escogido saw their day shortened due to rain. They played six innings on Tuesday, then had Wednesday’s game rained out. So the played on Thursday, which was a scheduled off-day. Starling Marte went 2-for-3 with two singles in the six inning game. Both […]
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Winter Leagues: Starling Marte Makes Second Start; Opening Night in Colombian...

Thursday was a slow day in winter ball, so we have two days of action here, plus late results from Mexico on Wednesday night. Wednesday In Mexico, Mikell Granberry made his first winter start ever and had a tough day, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as the DH. This was just his second game, with […]
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Winter Leagues: Escobar and Munoz Off to Hot Starts; Granberry Makes...

It’s still slow early in the winter season, so we have games from the last two days listed below. If you missed it from Monday, Australia is going to be a bit busier this year than usual. On Tuesday night in the Dominican, Pablo Reyes went 0-for-2 off of the bench, coming into the game […]
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Winter Leagues Preview: Jung-Ho Kang Highlights This Year’s Winter Coverage

The Venezuelan League began play last night, kicking off the 2017-18 winter league coverage. There was also one game in Mexico, though action for Pittsburgh Pirates in the league begins tonight. Throughout the entire off-season, we will have coverage of the winter league action, with articles posted 5-6 times a week, depending on how many […]
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Prospect Watch: Eduardo Vera Comes Within One Out of No-Hitter

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time, or loses his prospect eligibility, he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the […]
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Big Upside Prep Pitchers Highlight the 2016 GCL Pirates Top 10

The GCL Pirates featured a lot of pitching talent this year. The Pirates spent most of their 2016 draft funds on over-slot prep pitchers, taking Travis MacGregor, Braeden Ogle, and Max Kranick in the top 11 rounds, and Austin Shields late in the draft. Those guys were joined by a group of international pitchers who received some […]
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Minor Moves: Pirates Promote Two High Bonus DSL Players to the...

Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates are making a couple rare in-season promotions from the Dominican Summer League to the Gulf Coast League. Both Jeremias Portorreal and Gabriel Brito have been promoted to the GCL and they should join the team tomorrow. Portorreal has been on a hot streak recently, posting a 19-game […]
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