Tag: Richard Mitchell

The Pirates Went Big on Two Players in Their 2011-12 International...

We plan to have an article dedicated to the international side each Sunday throughout the season. So until the Dominican Summer League begins play on June 2nd, we will look at recaps of the previous international signing classes and see where they currently stand. Today we look at the progress of the 2011-12 signing class. […]
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Trevor Williams Trade Was a Compensation Deal

Jayson Stark is reporting that the Trevor Williams trade between the Marlins and Pirates last month was a compensation deal for the Marlins hiring Jim Benedict away from the Pirates. That’s no surprise, as the deal was one-sided and when we asked Neal Huntington about the trade being compensation, he didn’t deny it. The Stark […]
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Pirates Acquire RHP Trevor Williams From the Marlins

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right-handed pitcher Trevor Williams from the Miami Marlins in exchange for right-handed pitcher Richard Mitchell, per a team press release. Williams posted a 4.00 ERA in 117 innings in Double-A last year at the age of 23, with a 6.8 K/9 and a 2.8 BB/9. He moved up to Triple-A at […]
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Morning Report: Getting to Know the New Players in the Instructional...

The Pittsburgh Pirates released their second Fall Instructional League roster on Monday and the team is loaded with interesting prospects, including 15 players from the Dominican Summer League. The roster has seven of the DSL Ten Prospects to Watch and an eighth(Luis Escobar) is at Pirate City, but not playing due to a late season appendectomy. […]
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The Complete Pirates Fall Instructional League Roster, Including DSL Players

Last week I posted the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Fall Instructional League roster for their upper level team, along with an explanation of what goes on during instructs. Over the weekend I received the roster for the second team, which also features a lot of players who are making the jump from the DSL. The roster can […]
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DSL Pirates 2014: Ten Prospects to Watch

Each year we post a top ten prospect list for the DSL and call it a “Prospects to Watch” list because it’s tough to pick a top ten prospect list when the players are so far from the big leagues. The last couple years, we have had many more first-hand scouting reports to go on, […]
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DSL Season Recap: Pirates Look Strong Up the Middle and at...

The DSL Pirates went 34-36 this year, playing with an inexperienced team. Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates had two affiliates in the DSL, so we had 70 players in all to cover in the season recap. Many of those players moved up to the United States this year to help fill out roster space due […]
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Morning Report: Checking the Progress of the 2012 DSL Top Ten...

Back in 2012, we posted a top ten prospect list for the Pirates players in the Dominican Summer League. With the DSL season ending last Saturday, it’s time to see how these players have progressed in the last two years. This list was based of a combination of scouting reports, stats, player’s size and age, […]
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DSL Pirates Report: Raul Siri and Jhoan Herrera End Season Strong

The Dominican Summer League season was supposed to wrap up on Saturday, but rain forced the cancellation of the last two games. Those were the only two rain outs for the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate all season and coming during the last two days of the season, the games were wiped out. The Pirates finished with […]
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DSL Pirates Report: Two Players Making Most of Extra Playing Time,...

The Dominican Summer League season is about to enter the final week and the Pirates have been eliminated from the playoffs already. Their record sits at 32-34 and is indicative of the youth on this team. There is a higher number than usual of first year players this year because the Pirates called up so […]
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