Category Archives: Pittsburgh Pirates

Scouting Report: Jameson Taillon (RHP)

BLUF: Exceptional pitching prospect with huge FB-CB combo and massive upside. The Player: Jameson Taillon (RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates) – Taillon was the second overall pick in 2010 and did not debut until the 2011 season. With Low-A West Virginia, he … Continue reading

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2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Top 15 Prospects

In some respects the Pirates system is the envy of many organizations in baseball. With pitchers like Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon at the top and longer term pieces like Luis Heredia and Tyler Glasnow coming behind, the Pirates have … Continue reading

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Accountability Check: Pirates 2012 Top 15 Prospects

Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Top 15 Prospects (2/10/12) In total, I don’t have too many major issues with what I produced for the Pirates last year. There were a couple of players I wish I could have seen the breakout coming … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Victor Black (RHP)

BLUF: Setup potential with two legitimate plus pitches, but massive control problems. The Player: Victor Black (RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates) – Drafted by the Pirates in the supplemental first round in 2009, Black split time between the bullpen and the rotation … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Luis Heredia (RHP)

BLUF: Highly projectable and extremely risky prospect with any number of possibilities. The Player: Luis Heredia (RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates) – Signed for a massive $2.6 million bonus in 2010, he debuted as a 16-year old in the GCL the following … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Gregory Polanco (OF)

BLUF: All-Star and five-tool potential but still very raw and in need of significant development. The Player: Gregory Polanco (OF, Pittsburgh Pirates) – Debuted with the DSL Pirates in 2009 with a .267/.370/.357 line in 63 games. Came Stateside in … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: Non-Waiver Deadline Passes

I got tied up at the ball park with some Nick Castellanos interviews yesterday but I wanted to circle back and hit the scouting reports on the prospects involved in the flurry of trades leading up to yesterday’s non-waiver trade … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: The Cubs Get Busy

The home stretch has arrived for the 2012 trade deadline. As if the Chicago Cubs weren’t busy enough trying to move Ryan Dempster, Alfonso Soriano and possibly Matt Garza, they managed to flip Geovany Soto, Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: The Deals Continue

As the trade deadline gets closer and closer, teams continue to make moves to position themselves for one of five playoff spots in each league. Tuesday was headlined by three deals, including the movement of Wandy Rodriguez and Hanley Ramirez … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Alen Hanson (SS/2B)

BLUF: High average guy with surprising power at second base and in the two spot in a lineup. The Player: Alen Hanson (SS/2B, Pittsburgh Pirates) – Raked with a .324/.383/.447 line in 68 games as a 17-year old in the … Continue reading

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