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The Pirates Loaded 2015 Rule 5 Class Will Give Them Plenty...

The Rule 5 draft is an event over the off-season that gets a lot of attention, although at times it might get more attention than it deserves. The big concern each year is a “roster crunch”, where the Pirates would have too many prospects to protect, and not enough room to protect them. The reality […]
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Four Relievers in Altoona Who Could Eventually Pitch in Pittsburgh

The jump from Single-A to Double-A is commonly known as the most difficult move in minor league baseball, for both pitchers and hitters. From a pitchers’ standpoint, batters are more likely to lay off of balls outside of the strike zone. If you are a pitcher that is used to inducing swings and misses on […]
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Yhonathan Barrios Promoted to Indianapolis

The Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Yhonathan Barrios to Indianapolis, Pirates Prospects has learned. Barrios had a 1.46 ERA in 24.2 innings, with a 12:9 K/BB ratio in Altoona this year. He was working as their closer, converting 10 of 11 save opportunities. The back story with Barrios is interesting. He was signed for $250,000 […]
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Pirates Prospects Reports: Diaz, Sampson, Glasnow, Bell, Kingham, Meadows, McGuire

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First Pitch: The Next Wave of Pirates Starters Making Their Way...

The starting pitching has been a highlight for the Pittsburgh Pirates early in the season. As the season goes on, their depth will only get stronger, with guys like Nick Kingham and Adrian Sampson becoming available, along with the possibility of Jameson Taillon by the end of the season. Beyond that, there is more pitching […]
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Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Returns Again, Sebastian Valle Continues to Hit

In the Dominican on Sunday night, Alen Hanson went 2-for-4 with two singles and a strikeout. He didn’t play in the playoff opener. Hanson played second base on Sunday and made a throwing error. He played just seven regular season games, missing significant time with a hand injury, and just recently he missed a week […]
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Winter Leagues: Four Hits From Edwin Espinal, Rojas and Diaz Reach...

On Saturday night in the Dominican, Edwin Espinal had a huge game. Two days earlier, the 20-year-old first baseman started for the first time this winter and collected three hits. He did himself one better in his second start, collecting four hits, scoring twice and he drove in a run. Espinal is 7-for-14 in five […]
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Winter Leagues: Stolmy Pimentel Throws Six Shutout Innings

Friday night was a slow night for Pittsburgh Pirates news in winter league, but one big story came out of the Dominican. Stolmy Pimentel threw six shutout innings, giving up two hits, no walks and he struck out six batters. Pimentel faced one batter over the minimum. It was a big rebound game for him […]
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Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Makes a Brief Return to the Lineup,...

On Sunday night in the Dominican, Alen Hanson returned after missing seven weeks due to a right hand injury suffered when he was hit by a pitch. His return to the lineup didn’t last long though. After playing second base in the first inning(handling one grounder) and then grounding out to third base in the […]
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Winter Leagues: Sebastian Valle Homers For Third Time in Four Games

Not much going on in winter ball on Thursday, but one player is on a significant streak worth mentioning. In Venezuela, Elias Diaz went 1-for-2 with a walk in his team’s 4-1 loss. He is 3-for-16 through five games, with a .528 OPS. In the ninth inning, Junior Sosa pinch-hit for Diaz and struck out. […]
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