Tag: Tony Sanchez

Morning Report: Stephen Tarpley Makes His Season Debut Tonight

A few notes on the day Stephen Tarpley makes his season debut. ** We start with Tarpley, who has been out with an oblique injury suffered during Spring Training. This is his second late start to a season with the Pirates. Tim Williams has been keeping us updated on Tarpley’s return, announcing over the weekend […]
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Pirates Release Tony Sanchez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have unconditionally released Tony Sanchez today, per a team press release. They designated him for assignment last week to make room for Neftali Feliz on the roster. The team had ten days to trade, waive, or release him, and didn’t use the full ten days. It’s unclear whether they had to release […]
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First Pitch: The Final Nail in the Coffin of the Horrible...

My plan for tonight was to discuss the Pirates’ history and track record with drafting prep pitchers. I was going to be discussing this because today’s featured prospect in our top 20 countdown was Mitch Keller, who is the best prep pitcher they’ve drafted in recent years. It was inevitable that the discussion on prep […]
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Pirates Designate Tony Sanchez For Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the Neftali Feliz signing. In a corresponding move to make space on the 40-man roster, they have designated Tony Sanchez for assignment. Sanchez was the first round pick in 2009, in a move that was highly criticized at the time, and has been criticized endlessly ever since. The Pirates […]
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The Top Five Stories From the First Half in Indianapolis

With the first half of the season behind us, and Indianapolis starting back play after the All-Star Game at the end of the week, there are several situations that catches one’s eye from the first half of the season that leads to more questions in the second half. Here are the top five storylines from […]
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Tony Sanchez Looks to Put Another Awful June in the Rear...

From June 5th to June 30th last season, Tony Sanchez was 5-for-55 at the plate, which dropped his batting average below the Mendoza line on the year. This season, he was about on the same pace, as he hit .091 for the month, with a .399 OPS. In fact, Sanchez matched his total from last […]
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Morning Report: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not- June Edition

Today we take a look at the best/worst hitters in the system this month. We will look at the pitchers in tomorrow’s Morning Report. Among all of the players on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ four full-season affiliates, the player with the highest OPS in June might surprise a lot of people. Adam Frazier has a 1.075 […]
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Huntington on Blocked Prospects, Bell’s Power, Hanson, Diaz, Sanchez

Neal Huntington met with the media on Sunday, including our own Nate Barnes, and was asked about a lot of prospect-related topics. Most of these were topics we covered in the last week, so a lot of the notes below will include links to our articles for more analysis on the subject, along with Huntington’s […]
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Prospect Reports: Sanchez, Moroff, Bell, Jones, McGuire, Tucker, Coley

After every game covered, our writers submit player reports with observations from that game. The best reports are collected each week for this feature, where we will feature about four or five players per level and the progress they’ve been making in the last week. Below are the reports from our writers who covered games this […]
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First Pitch: The Last Hope For Value From the 2009 Pirates...

There has been a common draft trend for the Pittsburgh Pirates under Neal Huntington, with a big focus and a lot of money spent on projectable prep pitchers. The results have been positive, with big breakouts like Tyler Glasnow and Nick Kingham coming from this approach. However, the worst results from this approach may have […]
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