Tag: West Virginia Power

Catcher Arden Pabst Finds Himself in Good Hands With Wyatt Toregas

CHARLESTON, WV - The brightest star on West Virginia’s roster this season is, undoubtedly, Stephen Alemais, the human highlight reel, but as Tim Williams...

Why We Could Start to See Power From Josh Bell in...

BRADENTON, Fl. - When Josh Bell was selected by the Pirates in the second round of the 2011 draft, the scouting reports on his hitting were...

Jordan Luplow’s Transition to Third Base Still a Work in Progress

Over the past two seasons, the Pirates have drafted athletic players with an advanced hit tool and have moved them into positions that lacked...

Stephen Tarpley Providing the Left-Handed Pitching the Pirates’ System Needs

Over the last two years, the Pirates have had a glaring weakness in their farm system - a lack of left-handed pitching talent. The...

Two Top West Virginia Power Pitchers Switching Roles

Midway through the month of May, two of the top Low-A West Virginia Power pitchers changed roles. Right-handed pitcher Yeudy Garcia is having one of the...

The Adjustment That Could Put Elvis Escobar Back on the Radar

In 2011, the Pirates signed Venezuelan outfielder Elvis Escobar to a $570,000 bonus, making him one of the Pirates' top international investments that year,...

Injury Notes: Cole Tucker, Jordan Luplow, Connor Joe

I am in Charleston this weekend to watch the Low-A West Virginia Power's three-game set, and received a few injury updates: **Shortstop Cole Tucker missed...

First Pitch: Why Do Teams Loaded With Prospects Lose So Much?

I don't spend a lot of time focusing on the won/loss records of minor league teams. I'll look at the standings on occasion, especially...

Improved Fastball Command Propels Buddy Borden in 2014

Right-handed pitcher Buddy Borden turned in one of the best pitching performances in the Pirates minor league system this season. In his first full...

Pirates Extend Their Contract With West Virginia Through the 2018 Season

The Pittsburgh Pirates have extended their Player Development Contract with the West Virginia Power through the 2018 season. The previous PDC was set to expire...
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