Tag: Yondry Contreras

Pirates Release a Large Group of Minor Leaguers, Including Some High...

The Pittsburgh Pirates released eight minor league players on Tuesday, including some of their top signings over recent years. Many of the top international outfielders signed recently were in the group, including Michael de la Cruz ($700,000), Yondry Contreras ($400,000) and Jeremias Portorreal ($375,000). De la Cruz was the top signing in 2012, while Portorreal […]
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Prospect Watch: Bristol Wins Behind Career Night from Yondry Contreras and...

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, Nick Kingham, Edgar Santana, Kyle Crick, Max Moroff and Dovydas Neverauskas), he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted […]
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The 2014-15 International Signing Class Has a Few Pitching Prospects and...

We plan to have an article dedicated to the international side each Sunday throughout the season, so until the Dominican Summer League begins play, we will look at recaps of the previous international signing classes and see where they currently stand. Today we look at the progress of the 2014-15 signing class. If you missed […]
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Big Upside Prep Pitchers Highlight the 2016 GCL Pirates Top 10

The GCL Pirates featured a lot of pitching talent this year. The Pirates spent most of their 2016 draft funds on over-slot prep pitchers, taking Travis MacGregor, Braeden Ogle, and Max Kranick in the top 11 rounds, and Austin Shields late in the draft. Those guys were joined by a group of international pitchers who received some […]
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First Pitch: An Early Look at the Pirates Breakout Candidates For...

Today we announced our Breakout Prospect of the Year, which was Mitch Keller (obviously). Eric Wood was the breakout position player, just as I predicted to Sean McCool back in April. We spend a lot of time covering the lower levels in person, getting multiple looks at players from the day they enter the system, to the […]
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Morning Report: Pirates Have Seen Struggles from Players Making the Jump...

Exactly one year ago, I mentioned that the players coming over from the Dominican Summer League were struggling with the jump to the United States, with most of the players going to the Gulf Coast League. There were some exceptions, like Yeudy Garcia going right to the West Virginia Power and pitching great, but for […]
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2016 GCL Pirates Season Preview and Top 10 Prospects

Out of the three Pirates short-season affiliates, the GCL team easily has the most upside. A big reason for this is due to the approach in the 2016 draft, where the Pirates drafted four prep pitchers in the top 11 rounds. Two of those pitchers have signed, and will be pitching out of the rotation. […]
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2015 DSL Pirates: Twelve Players to Watch

In the past for the DSL prospect list, we have done the top ten prospects to watch. I planned to do it that way this year until I started it and couldn’t even decide on the first spot. Usually a few players separate themselves from the pack, so you have a general idea about the […]
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DSL Season Recap: Youth and Injuries Lead to Tough Season in...

The Dominican Summer League wrapped up the regular season on Saturday and the Pirates finished with a 30-42 record. The team was filled with first-year players and dealt with numerous injuries to begin the year, so they had almost no chance to compete from the start. The pitching was really young due to the fact […]
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Morning Report: The DSL Pirates at the Halfway Point, A Lot...

I was waiting until the DSL Pirates reached the halfway point of their season before doing an update on the team, with the plans of splitting an article up into the top five things that have gone right and the top five things that have gone wrong. When I started going through all the stats […]
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