Tag: Oneil Cruz

Morning Report: Comparing the Different Prospect Rankings

Both Baseball America and MLB Pipeline rated the prospects included in the deadline deals. Not surprisingly, Oneil Cruz ranked better for Pipeline, who placed him 16th on their Pirates top 30 prospect list. For the players included in deadline deals, Cruz ranked 22nd overall. Pipeline only ranked the top 39 prospects. Baseball America has Cruz […]
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Where Would Oneil Cruz Rate in the Pirates Top 50 Prospects?

Prior to the MLB trade deadline, we released our mid-season top 50 prospects, taking a look at where all of the new members of the Pirates’ system would rank, all while factoring in the performances we’ve seen this season. When the Pirates add a new prospect, I ask around for rankings on the player, then figure […]
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Minor Moves: Cruz and German Added to West Virginia, Cederlind and...

The Pirates have made a series of moves in the last 12 hours, all related to the trade deadline. They added infielder Oneil Cruz and right-handed pitcher Angel German to the West Virginia Power roster. Both players were acquired yesterday for Tony Watson. To make room, pitchers Blake Cederlind and Oddy Nunez were both placed […]
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Morning Report: Video Highlights of the Newest Prospect in the System

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a boring (some may say annoying) trade deadline yesterday, only getting rid of Tony Watson, then replacing him with an older model, who will finish out the season in the same role and leave via free agency. They got a relief pitcher with some potential in Angel German, but gave up […]
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Neal Huntington Discusses Pirates Deadline Moves, New Prospects, and Trade Talks

The Pirates made two trades at the deadline today, but hardly made a splash. They traded Tony Watson, getting prospects Oneil Cruz and Angel German in return for his final two months before free agency. They also added Joaquin Benoit for minor league reliever Seth McGarry. After the deadline, I pointed out on Twitter that […]
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Pirates Trade Tony Watson to the Dodgers For Two Minor Leaguers

Today is the MLB trade deadline, which you might not have noticed based on the lack of Pirates rumors. The Pirates are in an interesting spot, not really in position to buy, but also not really in position to do a big sell. The last few years have seen most of their moves happen close […]
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