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What to Expect For the Pirates in Tomorrow’s Rule 5 Draft

The Winter Meetings have been pretty quiet this year across baseball, with a few rumors going around, and a few trades starting to happen today. The action for the Pirates has been limited to rumors, mostly involving players they might trade away, but without knowledge of whether they would actually be sellers. Unless things heat […]
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The Pirates Have Some Prospects Who Could Be Selected in the...

JJ Cooper from Baseball America posted a list of the top Rule 5 candidates, along with players who fit the mold of the type who get selected in the Rule 5 draft. The Pittsburgh Pirates added Austin Meadows, Luis Escobar and Dario Agrazal to their 40-man roster this off-season. That was to protect them from […]
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Winter Leagues: Jung-Ho Kang Continues to Slump at the Plate

In the Dominican on Sunday night, Jung-Ho Kang went 0-for-4, driving in a run with a sacrifice fly. He struck out twice, giving him 15 strikeouts and a .128 average through 11 games. It will be interesting to see how often he plays if he continues to struggle. Winter leagues are notorious for giving up […]
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Winter Leagues: Jung-Ho Kang Continues Slow Start with Rough Friday Night

Thursday was a slow day for winter league action, as the Dominican League had the day off. Below you will find action from the last two days in winter ball around the Dominican, Venezuela and Mexico. On Thursday in Venezuela, Elvis Escobar went 0-for-3 with a walk. It broke his seven-game hit streak, but he […]
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Winter Leagues: Kang Showing Some Rust; Hellweg Makes His Debut in...

In the Dominican on Sunday night, Jung-Ho Kang made his third start and he is still showing some rust. He went 0-for-4 with two fly outs, a grounder to shortstop and a strikeout. He is now 1-for-11 at the plate, although he drove in three runs during his season debut. Kang committed his second fielding […]
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Winter Leagues: Debuts for Edwin Espinal, Pablo Reyes and Montana DuRapau

The Dominican winter league had it’s first full day of action on Saturday night. Pablo Reyes and Edwin Espinal made their first starts, while the rosters for the Dominican were finally released. Besides Espinal, Reyes and Jung-Ho Kang, four other Pirates were on active rosters, though that doesn’t mean they will play. Edgar Santana, Montana […]
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Prospects Notebook: Eppler Rebounding; DuRapau Passing Results Test

INDIANAPOLIS — Tyler Eppler has a simple goal for the remainder of the season: finish stronger than he started. And more importantly, finish on a strong note after a rough stretch. Eppler is well on his way to doing just that after two straight solid outings. He’s had consecutive starts of allowing just one earned […]
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Minor Moves: Montana DuRapau Promoted to Triple-A; Kevin Kramer Update

ALTOONA, Pa. – The Pirates are promoting RHP Montana DuRapau to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday. DuRapau has a 1.49 ERA in 36.1 innings this season for the Altoona Curve, only allowing six earned runs all season. DuRapau has mostly been a closer for the Curve for the last two years, and he is the Altoona franchise leader with […]
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Morning Report: Checking the Progress of Last Year’s AFL Participants

The Pittsburgh Pirates sent seven players to the Arizona Fall League last year. That’s an average amount of players, although there weren’t any highly rated prospects in the group. From our 2017 Prospect Guide, Edgar Santana was the highest rated player at #18 in the system and his AFL performance helped him climb a few […]
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Morning Report: Five Altoona Curve Selected for Eastern League All-Star Game

The Eastern League All-Stars were announced on Wednesday afternoon and the Altoona Curve have five players on the roster. Selected for the squad were pitchers Alex McRae and Montana DuRapau, second baseman Kevin Kramer, third baseman Wyatt Mathisen and outfielder Jordan Luplow. McRae seems like a solid choice with the numbers he has put up. […]
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