Tag: Shane Baz

It Looks Like Another Year of Breakout Prospects in West Virginia

BRADENTON, Fla. – If the Pirates are going to get some breakout prospects this year, those prospects are most likely going to come from West Virginia. That’s not saying that the system doesn’t have breakout potential at other levels. It’s just that the amount of potential breakout guys in West Virginia this year is much […]
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Prospect Notebook: Shane Baz Encouraged By Changeup; Videos of Hinsz, Meadows,...

BRADENTON, Fla. – Shane Baz will start his 2018 season in extended Spring Training, with a shot at reaching West Virginia by the end of April or early May. He’s still making starts with the A-ball teams, although his innings workload will be restricted early in the year. Baz pitched two innings yesterday against the […]
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Shane Baz is Already Making Some Changes in Preparation For His...

BRADENTON, Fla. – It’s pretty common for prep players to add some weight and muscle to their frame after they enter pro ball. Young players in the age 18-22 range grow a lot, which is part of the strategy to invest in prep players. A team can get a guy early out of high school, […]
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Pirates Notebook: Injury Updates on Nava and Jhang, Plus Shane Baz...

BRADENTON, Fla. – A few injury updates to start this report, which will be a mix of MLB updates and prospect updates. Pirates’ Director of Sports Medicine Todd Tomczyk said today that outfielder Daniel Nava would be sidelined for 10-12 weeks after undergoing back surgery. Things already weren’t looking good for Nava’s chances of making […]
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A Total of 11 Pittsburgh Pirates Received Votes for Baseball America’s...

Two weeks ago when Baseball America posted their list of the top 100 prospects, the Pittsburgh Pirates had just two players on the list. Mitch Keller was ranked 12th, while Austin Meadows was 44th. It ended up being the lowest total among all of the top 100’s we covered this winter, with the rest having […]
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Three Pittsburgh Pirates Among the Top Right-Handed Pitching Prospects

Baseball America continued with their rankings of the top prospects by position on Friday, going with right-handed pitchers. This is a deep list of players and they consider it a five-star class. Mitch Keller was the only pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates on BA’s top 100 prospect list released two weeks ago. That list included […]
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Three Pittsburgh Pirates Among Top 101 Prospects for Baseball Prospectus

Baseball Prospectus posted their list of the top 101 prospects on Monday morning and they included three Pittsburgh Pirates. Below you will find the results from prior lists to see an average ranking for these players. BP has Mitch Keller ranked as the 16th best prospect in baseball. They followed that up with Austin Meadows […]
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MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects Includes Three Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Pipeline is going to announce their top 100 prospects list on MLB Network tonight at 8 PM. The hour long show will highlight the top 50 prospects, while also announcing the 51-100 prospects on their list. We’re posting this early to give you a chance to watch the program. The results will be posted […]
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Keith Law Ranks Three Pittsburgh Pirates Among the Top 51-100 Prospects

Keith Law at ESPN began his rankings of the top prospects in the game on Monday morning, starting with the second half of the top 100 list. Over the next two weeks, he will have the top prospects per team, the players who just missed the top 100 and the best farm systems. In the […]
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Baseball America’s Top Ten Prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Baseball America released their list of the top ten prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday morning. Their top ten list is free for non-subscribers, but the scouting reports are for subscribers only. The link also includes best tools, a system overview and the potential 2021 lineup. As for the top ten list, no surprise […]
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