Tag: Zack Von Rosenberg

Morning Report: My Favorite Team to Cover Over the Years

I was talking with Tim Williams about how bad the Bristol Pirates could be this season, as far as prospects go. There is a good chance they won’t have a top 50 prospect in the system, and they usually don’t get any of the good draft picks either. The top college picks go to Morgantown, […]
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Pirates Release Zack Von Rosenberg and Four Other Minor Leaguers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released five minor league players. Those players are as follows. Nate Baker Ryan Beckman Ashley Ponce Chris Peacock Zack Von Rosenberg The most notable name here is Zack Von Rosenberg. He was the poster child for the Pirates’ strategy of drafting and signing over-slot prep pitchers in the middle rounds. Quinton […]
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Minor Moves: JaCoby Jones to Disabled List, Wholesale Changes For West...

On Sunday, we reported that JaCoby Jones tweaked his knee during pre-game warm-ups and he was listed day-to-day. On Monday, he was placed on the seven-day disabled list retroactive to Friday. That kicked off a plethora of moves on the West Virginia roster. Bradenton sent both infielder Ashley Ponce and outfielder Jeff Roy to West […]
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2013 Bradenton Marauders Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

The Bradenton Marauders started the 2013 season as one of the most exciting teams to follow in the system. That was largely due to the presence of the top two hitting prospects in the system — Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson — and one of the top pitching prospects in Nick Kingham. By mid-season, Polanco […]
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Minor Moves: Pirates Release Avila and Herrand; Hanson to the DL

Catching up on all of the minor league transactions from the last few days. **Jerry Sands and Matt Curry are both on rehab assignments with the GCL Pirates. **Eric Avila has been released by the Pirates. The third baseman was hitting for a .234/.259/.414 line in 111 at-bats this year. He was doing well in […]
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Zack Von Rosenberg to the DL, Zack Dodson Set to Return...

A few notes from Bradenton this afternoon: **Zack Von Rosenberg has been placed on the disabled list with a strained hamstring. The placement was retroactive to April 26th, which means he shouldn’t miss much time. **Jhondaniel Medina has been added to the Bradenton roster to replace Von Rosenberg. **Zack Dodson, who has been on the […]
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Prospect Notebook: Zack Von Rosenberg Switches to a Two-Seam Fastball

When Zack Von Rosenberg was drafted, the Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t have any ace pitching prospects. Jameson Taillon was a year away from being drafted. Luis Heredia was a year and a few months away from being signed. Gerrit Cole was two years away from being drafted. And the last time the Pirates had an ace […]
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The Marauders Defense Has Been Pretty Offensive So Far

The Bradenton Marauders have a lot of offensive talent. They feature Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco, the two biggest breakout players from last season. They’ve got Jose Osuna and Willy Garcia, guys who have just as much talent as Hanson and Polanco, but didn’t put up the ridiculous numbers. Dan Gamache was a sixth round […]
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First Pitch: The 2011 Draft is the Exact Opposite of the...

In 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates spent a lot of money on prep pitchers in the middle rounds. The hope was that one of those pitchers could one day emerge as a top of the rotation option, which is something the Pirates hadn’t seen in their system for a long time. So far none of those […]
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Prospect Notebook: Seeing Two Pitchers For the First Time; Brewer Hits...

Today I got to see two pitchers for the first time. For the last year I’ve seen Wei-Chung Wang walking around in a red shirt as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. I also saw Hayden Hurst last year in the GCL after the 2012 draft pick signed. However, he didn’t pitch in the GCL, […]
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