Tag: Paul Brands

Second Wave of Minor League Cuts for Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates released eight players on Tuesday, including some of their top international signings since 2012. That group consisted of all lower level...

Winter Leagues: Fabricio Macias Leads Mexico to U23 World Cup Title...

The U23 World Cup tournament in Colombia wrapped up on Saturday for three members of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Only one player was active on...

Winter Leagues: Four Pirates Seeing Action in the U23 World Cup

Winter ball was very slow on Monday, with two games total being played and only one involved a player with the Pirates. There were...

Winter Leagues: Fabricio Macias Homers for Team Mexico; Tyler Eppler Makes...

We have some winter league news, along with an international tournament that involves some prospects of note. In the Dominican on Sunday night, Tyler Eppler...

Paul Brands Shows Improvements on Offense and Behind the Plate

In May of 2015, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed catcher Paul Brands out of the Netherlands right before his 18th birthday. They had another catcher...

Why Some International Players Can Sign, But Have Trouble Entering the...

Today marks the start of the international signing period, which is a big day for teams as they get their first chance to sign players...

Alen Hanson Off the DL, Holdzkom Goes Back On

The Indianapolis Indians announced four roster moves on Wednesday afternoon. The big moves are Alen Hanson coming off the disabled list and John Holdzkom...

Pirates Sign Catcher From Netherlands

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed catcher Paul Brands out of the Netherlands. He played for Holland during the 2015 MLB Spring Academies Tournament and...

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The 2020 Prospect Guide is Now Available!

Pirates Prospects took the leap to being my full-time job at the end of the 2010 season, all thanks to the release of our...