Tag: Samuel Inoa

GCL Top Ten Prospects: A Group Led by Two Prep Pitchers...

We posted the season recap for the GCL Pirates yesterday, covering the season for the team and mentioning 19 players of note. Today we look at the top ten prospects in detail. Usually we use a limit of 20 innings pitched and 70 plate appearances to qualify for the GCL top ten, but the team […]
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The 21: JT Brubaker Puts Together Outstanding Results to Take 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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The GCL Pirates Will Have Some Interesting Young Prospects this Season

The GCL Pirates open up their season on Monday. Their current roster will be added to during the season as the Pirates sign more players from the 2018 draft. Right now there are six key players to watch, with chances for more from the current group and the possible additions. As I write this on […]
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A Look at the Progress from the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015-16 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, 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 2015-16 signing class. If you missed […]
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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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Pittsburgh Pirates Invite a Large Group of DSL Players to the...

The Dominican Summer League season ended today with the final game getting rained out. Once the season ends there, then they hand out the invitations to the Fall Instructional League at Pirates City, which begins in approximately three weeks. That schedule hasn’t been released yet, but the invites were announced today and it is a […]
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Morning Report: The Pirates Have a Catching Prospect in the Dominican

Indianapolis manager Andy Barkett was assistant hitting coordinator last year for the Pittsburgh Pirates. That gave him a chance to see the DSL players in action and work with some of the players. That DSL group included a 17-year-old catcher named Samuel Inoa, who was in the middle of a tough rookie season, both on […]
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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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2016 Dominican Summer League Pirates Season Preview

The Dominican Summer League opened up their season on Saturday with the Pirates taking a 9-5 loss. The 72-game schedule runs into late August this year, due to a slightly later than normal start. The team plays with a 35-man roster, but more players usually appear at times during the season. The Pirates currently have […]
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