Tag: Travis Swaggerty

MLB Pipeline Places Four Pirates Among Their Top 100 Prospects

MLB Pipeline will release their top 100 prospects tonight at 8 PM EST on MLB Network. I’ll update this article as any Pittsburgh Pirates make the list. For comparison sake, we just had two top 100/101 lists released earlier this week. Baseball America had the following Pirates in their top 100. 26. Mitch Keller 49. […]
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Baseball Prospectus Ranks Five Pirates Among Their Top 101 Prospects

Earlier today, Baseball America released their new list of the top 100 prospects. They had three Pittsburgh Pirates among the top 80 players. At the same time, Baseball Prospectus put out their list of the top 101 prospects in the game. They like the farm system a little more, placing five Pirates on their list. […]
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Baseball America Releases Their Draft Report Card for the Pirates

On Thursday morning, Baseball America posted their draft report card for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Each off-season, they look at that year’s draft class for each team and ranks them in certain categories. The link above has all of their details, but here’s a quick look at the breakdown of their list. The best pure hitter […]
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Travis Swaggerty Ranks as the Second Best Prospect in the NYPL

Baseball America continued their rankings of the top 20 prospects for each league in the minors on Tuesday morning. Today was the New York-Penn League and Travis Swaggerty ranks as their second best prospect. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Swaggerty tenth overall in the 2018 draft, making him the second highest draft pick from 2018 to play […]
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Updated Top 100 Prospects for MLB Pipeline

MLB Pipeline updated their top 100 prospects list yesterday and the Pittsburgh Pirates have three players among the top 75 spots. Mitch Keller still ranks as the top prospect in the system. He is now rated 16th overall, after being ranked as the 14th best prospect in Pipeline’s mid-season update. Keller is rated fourth among […]
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Morgantown Top Ten Prospects: A Solid Group Led by First Round...

We posted our 2018 season recap for Morgantown yesterday, so now it’s time to look at our top ten prospects from the team. Just like with the Bristol list, we used our short-season minimums to qualify for the top ten. Batters need at least 70 plate appearances to get on this list, while pitchers can either get […]
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Pirates are Promoting First Round Pick Travis Swaggerty

The Pittsburgh Pirates are promoting their first round pick Travis Swaggerty tomorrow. The West Virginia Power cleared three roster spots earlier today on their day off and it looks like Swaggerty, along with third baseman Dylan Busby returning from rehab in Bristol, will fill two of those spots. Swaggerty is currently participating in the NYPL […]
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Travis Swaggerty Among Three Morgantown Players Named to NYPL All-Star Game

The New York-Penn League announced the rosters for the August 14th All-Star game on Tuesday afternoon. Morgantown will be represented by outfielder Travis Swaggerty, third baseman Mike Gretler and pitcher Cam Alldred. Swaggerty was the tenth overall pick in this year’s draft. He is hitting .277/.358/.462 in 31 games, with eight doubles, a triple, four […]
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The 21: James Marvel Takes Player of the Week Honors with...

Every Monday during the minor league season, we take a look at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, giving scouting reports on the top ten pitchers and top ten hitters from the previous week. The column was originally called Top Performers until last year when we changed it to The Twenty. The […]
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Prospect Watch: Travis Swaggerty Picks Up His First Homer; Marvel, Bido...

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 (Austin Meadows, Colin Moran, Edgar Santana, Kyle Crick, Max Moroff and Dovydas Neverauskas), he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a […]
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