Tag: Trae Arbet

The 2018 Bradenton Marauders are Led By Pitching, With Luis Escobar...

The weakest team in the Pirates’ system this year, as far as full-season teams, will be the Bradenton Marauders. The prospect depth at the level is thin, with very few players who could eventually become impact prospects, or even starters one day in the majors. The strength of the team is easily on the pitching […]
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Morning Report: Three West Virginia Power Named to All-Star Game

On Tuesday afternoon, the South Atlantic League named the players selected for their June 20th All-Star game in Columbia, SC. The West Virginia Power will have three participants in the game. Players chosen for the team include pitcher Cam Vieaux, second baseman Trae Arbet and outfielder Ty Moore. Vieaux seems like an obvious choice due […]
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2016 West Virginia Black Bears Season Preview and Top 10 Prospects

The West Virginia Black Bears (referred to from here on out as Morgantown, to avoid confusion with the West Virginia Power) began their 2016 season last night. This year’s team features the top college draft picks from the 2016 draft, along with the top players coming up from the short-season leagues last year. The two […]
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The Bristol Pirates Top 10 Prospects Led By High Upside Pitchers

The Bristol Pirates didn’t have a great team this year from a prospect standpoint. They featured some of the most promising young arms in the lower levels of the system, but outside of the rotation, there weren’t any prospects who could make our top 50. There were a few interesting stories to follow, highlighted by […]
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2014 Bristol Pirates Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

Earlier today I wrote about how the addition of the Bristol Pirates led to an older team in Jamestown, which didn’t feature a lot of top talent. The Bristol roster wasn’t much younger in respect to the average age in the Appy League, and also didn’t have many top prospects. They did have a clear […]
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First Pitch: The Pirates Are Stockpiling Shortstop Prospects

Today I was working on the GCL Preview, and noticed how many shortstops the Pirates have at the level. The main guy to watch this year will be 2014 first round pick Cole Tucker, although there are some other promising guys at the same level. Sam Kennelly received $225,000 out of Australia, and started the […]
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2014 Bristol Pirates Season Preview

Over the off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates added a new short-season team, joining the Appalachian League with the franchise in Bristol. The Appalachian League uses the MLB team names, and thus, the Bristol Pirates were born. The Pirates will only have one DSL team this year, rather than two in previous years. Because of this, they […]
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2013 GCL Pirates Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

In previous years, I got to see 1-2 weeks of the GCL players. Most of that time came during the Fall Instructional Leagues, and I didn’t get a further look until Spring Training. This year I saw almost everyone at the level at least once, with only 1-2 exceptions. When combined with the earlier draft […]
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GCL Notes: First Impressions of Shortstop Trae Arbet

The GCL Pirates played the GCL Phillies this afternoon at Pirate City. The Phillies scored six runs in the fourth inning, which was enough to lead them to a 6-3 win. For the first week of the GCL season I’ve been focused more on getting pictures of all of the players down here, so that […]
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GCL Notes: Curry and Mathisen Rehabbing; Draft Picks Easing Into Games

The GCL Pirates played their first home game today, winning 3-2 against the GCL Yankees. I didn’t focus on the game as much today, since most of my focus was on getting pictures. I’d rather get that out of the way early in the season, and focus more on the games after this first week. That’s […]
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