Tag: Tyler Eppler

Tyler Eppler Signs with Orix Buffaloes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have sold the contract of right-handed pitcher Tyler Eppler to the Orix Buffaloes of the Nippon Professional Baseball league in Japan. He signed a one-year deal for $600,000. Eppler has pitched the last two seasons in Indianapolis, where he posted a combined 4.20 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP in 289.1 innings, with  […]
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Pirates Announce a Large Group of Non-Roster Invites to Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced a large group of non-roster invites to Spring Training on Saturday morning. That group includes first baseman Will Craig, third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes, outfielder Bryan Reynolds, right-handed pitchers Tyler Eppler, Geoff Hartlieb, Alex McRae and Eduardo Vera, left-handed pitcher Elvis Escobar, Brandon Waddell and Blake Weiman, and catchers Jason Delay, Christian […]
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Quiet Rule 5 Draft for Pirates, As They Make Two Minor...

The MLB Rule 5 draft is at noon today. The Pittsburgh Pirates go into the day with an open spot on their 40-man roster. That spot will be filled by free agent signing Jordan Lyles as soon as his contract is official (likely happening tomorrow), but the Pirates still have the option to make a […]
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Rule 5 Preview: Best Tools Among Available Pirates

The Major League Baseball Rule 5 draft takes place on Thursday. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a total of 48 players who are available to be selected by other teams. We will have a preview prior to the draft, but for now, I thought it would be interesting to look at the best tools available among […]
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Winter Leagues: Luis Escobar Debuts in Venezuela; Tyler Eppler Throws Shutout...

In Venezuela, Luis Escobar made his long anticipated winter debut, which was delayed due to visa issues. Pitching for Aguilas del Zulia, he went 4.1 innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits, with two walks and two strikeouts. He threw a total of 61 pitches, with 36 going for strikes. Escobar retired nine straight […]
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Winter Leagues: Gage Hinsz Makes a Successful Return to the Mound

In Puerto Rico on Saturday night, Gage Hinsz pitched in a game for the first time since August of 2017 and he put together an outstanding outing. He tossed four shutout innings, allowing one hit and one walk, while striking out five batters. Hinsz dealt with shoulder issues for most of 2017, which was eventually […]
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Winter Leagues: Four Players Make Their Winter Debuts

Two days worth of action to cover and four new players have been added to the winter coverage. On Friday night in the Dominican, Pablo Reyes started at shortstop and went 2-for-5, with a double, run scored and two RBIs. He moved over to third base on Saturday and went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt. […]
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Winter Leagues: A Look at the Results Through the First Month

Only two Pittsburgh Pirates saw action in winter ball last night (and the AFL had off) so I thought I would give an update through the first month of action. As we have mentioned, this is a slow winter so far, with a total of seven Pirates seeing action. A few players are starting to […]
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Winter Leagues: Eduardo Vera and Tyler Eppler Throw Shutout Ball

Tyler Eppler and Eduardo Vera pitched on the same night for the first time this winter and they each put up five shutout innings. For Eppler, it was a nice bounce back start, while Vera has completely dominated the Mexican league from his first pitch. Eppler allowed five hits, walked one and hit a batter, […]
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Indianapolis Top Ten: A Solid Group of Top Prospects for the...

We posted the season recap for the 2018 Indianapolis Indians yesterday. Today we look at the top ten prospects from the team. For each of the first seven top ten lists (see links below) we used the mid-season prospect guide for the rankings and we continue to do that with this list. Players who were prospects at the beginning of […]
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