Tag: Oneil Cruz

Pirates Make Five More Cuts on Monday, Including Will Craig and...

After making six cuts Monday morning, the Pittsburgh Pirates made an additional five cuts after Monday’s loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Will Craig and Oneil Cruz were optioned to Indianapolis, while Arden Pabst, Jason Delay and Blake Weiman were all reassigned to minor league camp. Cruz made a lot of noise at big league […]
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First Pitch: A Look at the Various Top 100 Prospect Rankings

Kiley McDaniel posted his top 100 prospects list at ESPN Insider on Wednesday afternoon. Every year around this time we get the prospect overkill and usually by the last one (which I believe is this one), people are over the rankings and just want to see what the players can do. So instead of taking […]
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Averaging Out the Top 100 Prospect Rankings

Every year after the last top 100 prospect rankings come out, we average out those rankings for the Pittsburgh Pirates on the lists to give a better view of how the industry views prospects. This year we are using Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, Fangraphs and MLB Pipeline. All of those sources use their own opinions […]
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Top 100 Prospects for Fangraphs Includes Six Pittsburgh Pirates

Eric Longenhagen from Fangraphs posted his top 100 prospects list on Wednesday morning and he has six players from the Pittsburgh Pirates. That’s twice as many as we have seen from previous lists released by MLB Pipeline, Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. Here’s the list of Pirates and their placement on today’s list: 30. Ke’Bryan […]
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Winter Leagues: Recap of All 24 Pittsburgh Pirates Who Played Winter...

A total of 24 current Pittsburgh Pirates played winter ball this off-season, ranging from Randy Romero, who won the Dominican Summer League MVP award, to Major League players Richard Rodriguez, Erik Gonzalez and Pablo Reyes. Here’s a brief summary of the winter performance for each player. I’ve grouped them by leagues and noted the approximate […]
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Baseball America Ranks Two Pirates Among the Top 30 Shortstop Prospects

Baseball America continued their rankings of the top prospects in baseball on Thursday morning with the shortstop list. The first three positions covered so far (catcher, first base and second base) aren’t as deep as shortstop. The catcher spot was a top 20, but first base and second base only had a top ten due […]
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Prospect Notes: Top 101 Prospects, Top Catchers and Top Tools

Baseball Prospectus, Baseball America and MLB Pipeline all have noteworthy prospect articles today, so we threw them all into one article. Baseball Prospectus released their list of the top 101 prospects, along with prospects who just missed the list. The Pittsburgh Pirates had three players in the top 101 and it’s a little different than […]
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MLB Pipeline Ranks Three Pirates Among Their Top 100 Prospects

MLB Pipeline released their new top 100 prospects list live on MLB Network on Saturday afternoon. They had three familiar names in their top 100. The Pittsburgh Pirates had three players on Baseball America’s top 100 list earlier this week, with Mitch Keller, Ke’Bryan Hayes and Oneil Cruz all ranking in the 52-57 range. Pipeline […]
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Baseball America Ranks Three Pirates Among Their Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America posted their rankings of the top 100 prospects on Wednesday morning. The Pittsburgh Pirates have three players on the list and they are all bunched up in the middle. Mitch Keller leads the way for the Pirates, dropping down to 52nd on the list. He was ranked 40th in their mid-season update back […]
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Winter Leagues: A Look at the Pirates in the Dominican at...

Only three Pittsburgh Pirates saw action in winter ball and nothing of note happened, so I took a look at the results from the Pirates in the Dominican, where they held their All-Star game over the weekend. In Colombia, Francisco Acuna batted lead-off and played shortstop, going 1-for-5 with a single. He’s hitting .333/.440/.367 in […]
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