Tag: Nick Hutchings

Minor Moves: Pirates Cut Eight Minor League Pitchers, Three Other Players...

The Pittsburgh Pirates cut eight pitchers from minor league camp on Tuesday afternoon. There are also two retirement announcements from over the off-season, plus a recent retirement from minor league camp. All three retired players were signed in 2016, two as draft picks. The two biggest names among the players cut today would be Jake […]
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Winter Leagues: Big Hits From Edwin Espinal, Jose Osuna and Elvis...

Three days worth of action from Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, as well as the start of the season in Puerto Rico, and the U23 World Cup tournament. Wednesday In the Dominican, Edwin Espinal connected on his first home run of the winter. He went 1-for-4 and the homer was a solo shot in […]
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Winter Leagues: News and Notes from the Dominican, Venezuela, Mexico and...

Three days worth of notes in today’s recap, with news from the Dominican, Venezuela, Australia and Mexico. Sunday In Venezuela, Jose Osuna went 1-for-2 with a single. His team waved the white flag in the sixth inning as they trailed 10-2, replacing most of the lineup, including Osuna. In nine games, he is hitting .290/.389/.484, […]
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Morning Report: The Road to Signing a Pro Contract Out of...

Back in April, I did an article on what it was like to sign with a Major League team out of Mexico. That article showed how different the process is for players from Mexico to sign, compared to anywhere else. While that country is the most extreme case, I thought I’d go through the process […]
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Morning Report: Lower Level Injury Updates, and Jeff Locke’s Dubious Team...

If you missed the Tommy John surgery article from yesterday, it showed that the Pirates have been hit harder with the injury than any other team in baseball, at least the documented cases since last spring. While doing my due diligence for the article, I had to check up on the whereabouts of some of […]
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Winter Leagues: Stetson Allie Reaches Base Three Times in Win

Sunday is usually a slow day in winter ball, but five Pittsburgh Pirates players saw action. In Venezuela, Ramon Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored. He is 4-for-14 in the first four games and has been the DH in each of the last three games after catching the opener. Jose Osuna went […]
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Morning Report: Pirates Haven’t Had Much Success in Australia Yet

Back in 2011, I took a look at all the amateur free agent players signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates out of Australia. In the article, which can be read here, I said that it didn’t look like the Pirates signed any top prospects yet out of Australia, but the players seemed to be getting better […]
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Prospect Highlights: Two Young Players From Australia Seeing Time With the...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have two 18-year-old players from Australia making their pro debuts in the Gulf Coast League this year. If you follow the site closely, both players have been mentioned here often because they have played Winter ball, including stints in the Australian Baseball League, playing against competition that is usually much older and […]
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Minor League Schedule: Nick Hutchings Gets the Start For the GCL...

Today's Starters: Justin Topa, Nick Hutchings
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Prospect Highlights: Pitching From Joely Rodriguez and Nick Hutchings

Joely Rodriguez retired 11 straight batters to end his outing on Thursday night, with the final out shown in the video below. Rodriguez finished the game with one hit and one run allowed over seven innings. His first taste of AA has been a bit disappointing, with a high BAA and a low strikeout rate. […]
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