Tag: Tyler Gaffney

Tyler Gaffney Retires

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Saturday morning that minor league outfielder Tyler Gaffney has retired. Gaffney was originally drafted by the Pirates in the 24th round in 2012 out of Stanford and played that summer for State College. After putting up strong stats, he returned to school to pursue a football career, which led to […]
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Tyler Gaffney Promoted to Altoona; Mitchell Tolman Returns to Action

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted outfielder Tyler Gaffney to the Altoona Curve on Saturday. Mitchell Tolman, whose 50-game suspension ended yesterday, has been assigned to Bradenton. No word yet on who Gaffney will replace on the Altoona roster. They just placed Elvis Escobar on the disabled list, so there is room in the outfield, but […]
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The 21: Kevin Newman, Jason Martin and Dario Agrazal All Put...

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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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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Tyler Gaffney Leaves a Career of Getting Hit By Linebackers For...

BRADENTON, Fla. - What hurts worse? Getting tackled by an NFL linebacker or getting hit with a baseball thrown at 99 MPH? Pirates' outfield prospect...

Former NFL Running Back Tyler Gaffney Has Left Football and is...

BRADENTON, Fla. - I saw a surprising name at the top of the Pirates' minor league Spring Training roster today. Gaffney, Tyler Those of you who...

Larry Broadway Statement on Tyler Gaffney Returning to Stanford

Pittsburgh Pirates farm director Larry Broadway addressed Tyler Gaffney’s return to football with the following statement: “We have spoken with Tyler and he has decided to put his professional baseball career on hold in order to complete his undergraduate degree at Stanford and play his senior year with the football team.  He had nothing but […]
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Tyler Gaffney Returning to Football

According to the official Stanford football website, Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Tyler Gaffney will be returning to Stanford to play football during his senior year and to complete his degree. Gaffney was drafted as a junior in the 24th round of the 2012 draft by the Pirates, and spent the 2012 season in State College. […]
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State College Spikes 2012 Season Recap: Top Prospects

Complete State College Coverage The Hitters The Pitchers Top Prospects Top 10 Prospects 1. Luis Heredia 2. Clay Holmes 3. Barrett Barnes 4. Adrian Sampson 5. Jake Burnette 6. Joely Rodriguez 7. Tyler Gaffney 8. Jason Creasy 9. Dalton Friend 10. Jacob Stallings   Tier 1: Heredia, Holmes Luis Heredia: Luis Heredia entered this season […]
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State College Spikes 2012 Season Recap: Hitters

The Spikes didn’t have many standout young hitting prospects. Most of the younger prospects skipped over State College this year and went directly to West Virginia. Alen Hanson, Gregory Polanco, Jose Osuna, and Willy Garcia all played in the GCL last year, and a few of them stopped briefly in State College at the end […]
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