First Pitch: Paul Skenes is Looking Like the Real Deal
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by Tim Williams
4h ago
There were two moments on Tuesday where Paul Skenes really stood out as the real deal. In the fifth inning, with Miles Mikolas throwing a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates offense, Skenes ran into his first trouble of the day against the St. Louis Cardinals. He allowed two singles to start the inning, putting runners ..read more
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Pirates Prospect Watch: Charles McAdoo Is Greensboro’s Most Consistent Hitter
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by Tim Williams
4h ago
Charles McAdoo has been the most consistent hitter in High-A Greensboro this year. On Tuesday night, McAdoo went 3-for-6 with his ninth homer of the year and five RBIs, leading Greensboro to an 11-5 victory. McAdoo got the scoring started in the first inning with the two run homer. He knocked in two more in ..read more
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Statcast Heroes: The Pirates Have a Rotation That Can Contend in the Playoffs
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by Tim Williams
1d ago
The Pittsburgh Pirates have a fun team to watch. We could debate whether they will contend this year, or even finish with a winning season. What isn’t up for debate is the quality of the pitching. There’s an interesting starting pitcher to watch almost every single night, with the injury to Quinn Priester removing that ..read more
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Pirates Prospect Watch: Strikeouts in Altoona, Power in Bradenton, and Termarr Hitting
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by Tim Williams
1d ago
We’re now two months into the 2024 minor league season. By this point, a reliable sample size has formed around the season stats. There are some players who have been given enough time to reverse their slow starts. Other players have been performing all season, and this is the time to really take note of ..read more
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First Pitch: Braxton Ashcraft is Moving Up to Triple-A
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by Tim Williams
2d ago
Braxton Ashcraft is moving up. On Sunday, MLB.com’s Alex Stumpf reported that Ashcraft is being promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis by the Pirates. Sources: Pirates are promoting RHP Braxton Ashcraft to AAA Indianapolis. Ashcraft, the team’s No. 6 prospect per @MLBPipeline, is coming off a 12 strikeout game and has a 1.89 ERA over his last ..read more
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Pirates Prospect Watch: The Development of Anthony Solometo and Bubba Chandler
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by Tim Williams
2d ago
On Sunday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates had two of their top prospects pitching for the Altoona Curve. Anthony Solometo started the game with two shutout innings, before turning the ball over to Bubba Chandler for three more frames. Solometo and Chandler are both members of the 2021 draft class, which saw the Pirates take Henry ..read more
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Williams: The Best Pirates Prospects in Rookie Ball
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by Tim Williams
3d ago
If you’ve never had the chance to see rookie ball in action, you’re missing some of the ugliest baseball in the professional ranks. It’s a far cry from Major League Baseball, or even the full-season pro levels. There are two rookie levels for the Pittsburgh Pirates, playing in the minor league complexes in Bradenton, Florida ..read more
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First Pitch: Rowdy Tellez is Starting to Show Value on the Field
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by Tim Williams
3d ago
I think it’s been well established that Rowdy Tellez is a good teammate inside the clubhouse. That was shown immediately after the Pirates beat the Twins 4-0 on Saturday. While celebrating at the mound, Yasmani Grandal removed Tellez’s hat and waved it to the crowd. This followed earlier moments where the home crowd at PNC ..read more
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Pirates Prospect Watch: Termarr Johnson is Heating Up at the Plate
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by Tim Williams
3d ago
Termarr Johnson hit his fifth homer of the year on Saturday night for Greensboro. The 2022 fourth overall pick has struggled this season in High-A, but looks like he might be breaking out of his funk. After going 2-for-4 with the homer on Saturday, Johnson is batting .300/.440/.650 with two homers during the month of ..read more
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Saturday Sleepers: Yordany De Los Santos Named FCL Player of the Month
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by Tim Williams
4d ago
Yordany De Los Santos was named the FCL Player of the Month this past week, after finishing the month of May batting .406/.474/.565 in 69 at-bats. De Los Santos hit two home runs during the opening month of the rookie ball season, while stealing 13 bases. The Pirates signed De Los Santos in January 2022 ..read more
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