Tag: Pedro Castillo

The 21: Ben Bengtson Wins a Very Close Race for Player...

Every Monday during the minor league season, we take a look at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, giving scouting reports on the top ten pitchers and top ten hitters from the previous week. The column was originally called Top Performers until last year when we changed it to The Twenty. The […]
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2017 DSL Pirates Recap: A Season Highlighted by Two Breakout Hitters...

The 2017 DSL Pirates lacked experience coming into the season. They were filled with first-year players on the pitching side and on offense. Despite that inexperience, they finished the season with a winning record and saw some breakout performances from a few second-year players. The Pirates used a total of 36 players this season, with […]
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Morning Report: A Look Back at the Preseason Top Ten DSL...

Back when the DSL season started, I posted a list of ten players to watch on the team. We got the list of DSL players who were invited to the Fall Instructional League on Saturday and nine of those ten players were invited. It was a huge list of names invited, 22 to be exact, […]
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Morning Report: A Look at the Progress of the 2016-17 International...

Yesterday was the start of the international signing period, which will run until June 15th, though most of the big signings usually happen during the first day. The Pittsburgh Pirates were extremely busy, signing at least 20 players total. They have already spent more this signing period than they did during the last one, though […]
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Morning Report: A Look at the Top Ten Players to Follow...

The DSL Pirates start their season this morning. It’s an odd start to the schedule because the league has off every Sunday. The schedule is 72 games long and breaks down to 36 two-game series, with one game home and one game away each series. That means that the Pirates are never home more than […]
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2017 DSL Season Preview: Pirates Have an Inexperienced Team with Some...

The DSL roster for the Pirates this year will be extremely inexperienced. They signed 23 international amateur players this off-season and 21 one them will be with the team on their 35-man roster. Doing some quick math, you’ll see that they will have more new players than returning players. The Pirates didn’t bring a lot […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates 2016 International Signing Review

Ben Badler at Baseball America posted his yearly international review for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday morning. Since the Pirates (and most other teams) don’t announce any international signings, the scouting reports on these players are hard to get until they actually start to play games. We will get updated reports on these players once […]
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Pirates Sign Dominican Outfielder Pedro Castillo

According to Ben Badler, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Dominican outfielder Pedro Castillo to a $170,000 bonus, making him the highest known bonus for the Pirates during this current July 2nd class at this time. They have now spent at least $520,000 of their $2,044,800 bonus pool, with some of that remaining money set aside […]
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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...