Tag: Steven Brault
TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the […]
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I was on 970 ESPN with David Todd yesterday for my weekly interview. We started off with a brief discussion about the Pirates and what...
There’s nothing flashy about Steven Brault. The last three times I’ve seen the left-hander, including today’s debut in Bradenton, he has been working heavily with the sinker. The pitch sits in the mid-to-upper 80s, which pales in comparison to the mid-90s level that it seems like almost every other pitcher in the system can hit. […]
TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the […]
By Monday, all four of the minor league affiliates will have gone through their five-man rotation once. There have been some changes from the planned rotations, with Casey Sadler skipping his start at Indianapolis to pitch for the Pirates today. Tyler Eppler and Luis Heredia were supposed to be in the Bradenton rotation and Stephen […]
In the past, I’ve always done a breakout article, pointing out either one breakout candidate from the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system, or several breakout candidates. Last year I expanded things to include two breakout candidates from each team, with a pitcher and a position player from each group. That presented a bit of a problem. […]
Minor League Spring Training is wrapping up this weekend as far as the official schedule goes. The regular season for the minors won’t begin until next Thursday, which means there will still be players sticking around at Pirate City until the start of the season. That includes a lot of players who will most likely […]
Over the last few years, the Pittsburgh Pirates have had one of the top farm systems in the game. What makes that even more impressive is the fact that they’ve remained ranked so high, despite graduating top prospects every year like Starling Marte, Gerrit Cole, and Gregory Polanco. That’s the sign of a strong system, […]
Despite adding plenty of pitching through the draft over the last several years, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been short on the amount of quality left-handed pitching in their system. All of their top pitching prospects are right-handers. The left-handed supply got smaller in the last year when they traded Blake Taylor for Ike Davis, and Joely Rodriguez […]