Tag: Shane Baz

MLB Pipeline Releases Their Top 100 Prospects and Top 30 for...

MLB Pipeline released their list of the top 100 prospects in baseball, updated for the mid-season and it includes draft picks. The Pittsburgh Pirates have three players on the list. Five Pirates made the top 100 during the preseason, but both Tyler Glasnow and Josh Bell lost their prospect status since then. Austin Meadows holds […]
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Prospect Watch: Mason Martin Homers Twice; Mitch Keller Leaves Start Early

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time (Max Moroff), or loses his prospect eligibility, he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom […]
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Updated Top Ten Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects from Baseball America

On Wednesday morning, Baseball America posted their updated list of the top ten prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates. This list includes the recent 2017 draft picks for the first time, with two of them debuting on the list. BA released their top 100 prospects list a couple weeks ago and had Mitch Keller (#15), Austin […]
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Prospect Watch: Three Shutout Innings for Shane Baz; Glasnow Throws Gem

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time, or loses his prospect eligibility, he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the […]
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Getting to Know Those Pirates Over-Slot Prep Pitchers From the 2017...

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pirates have always gone heavy with prep pitchers in the draft, and that has continued even with the current draft rules that restrict spending. They went heavy on prep pitchers in 2014, leading to Mitch Keller and Gage Hinsz. The same approach was taken in 2016. They followed up with a […]
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Prospect Watch: Poor Control Limits Shane Baz in Second Pro Start

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time, or loses his prospect eligibility, he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the […]
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Morning Report: Draft Signing Deadline Passes Quietly for Pirates

The draft signing deadline ended quietly at 5:00 PM yesterday for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They had already signed 37 players out of 42 draft picks selected, making their last two signings on Monday. That’s a lot more than you should expect in any given year, so there wasn’t much left to wonder about going into […]
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Prospect Watch: Shane Baz Makes His Pro Debut

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time (Jose Osuna), or loses his prospect eligibility, he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom […]
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First Rounder Shane Baz “Had So Many Things the Pirates Were...

PITTSBURGH – Pirates’ first round pick Shane Baz turns 18 years old tomorrow. He celebrated today by officially signing with the Pirates, getting a slightly over-slot $4.1 M bonus in the process. “I might have the best 18th birthday of all time,” Baz said during his press conference this afternoon. He went on to describe […]
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Pirates Announce the Signing of First Round Pick Shane Baz

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Shane Baz, who was the 12th overall pick in the 2017 amateur draft on Monday night. As expected, he will begin his career with the GCL Pirates. There will be a press conference at 6:00 PM tonight at PNC Park. Alan Saunders has a statement from […]
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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...