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Ivan De Jesus
It’s a slow day for minor league ball as the Major League All-Star game takes center stage. Jamestown, West Virginia and Bradenton all have the day off and will resume play tomorrow. Indianapolis in now on their All-Star break and they resume play Thursday. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. Check out the Recent Transactions section to the bottom of this page, for all Pirates minor league transactions. A full recap of yesterday’s action can be found here. The latest Dominican Summer League recap can be found here.
Eliecer Navarro will get the start for Altoona tonight
AAA: Indianapolis (61-38) @ Gwinnett (41-57) 6:05pm 7/18
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis was off yesterday
Indianapolis is now on their All-Star break. They will resume play on Thursday. Indianapolis is in first place in their division, with a 13 game lead. They have a 33-18 home record and their 28-20 road record is the best in the International League.
AA: Altoona (42-52) vs Bowie (49-45) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Eliecer Navarro (2-2, 4.82)
Yesterday’s Result: Bowie 4, Altoona 1
Eliecer Navarro will make his 17th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched twice in relief. Navarro went 1-9, 2.86 in 13 starts for Bradenton before being promoted to Altoona. In his five starts for the Curve, he has thrown 28 innings, allowing 30 hits, three homers and 11 walks. He has 17 strikeouts, an 0.63 GO/AO ratio and a .256 BAA. In his last start, Navarro threw six shutout innings.
High-A: Bradenton (32-60 overall, 6-18 2nd half) vs Clearwater (46-43) 6:30pm 7/17
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Tampa 3, Bradenton 2 in 19 innings
Bradenton is off today. They resume play on Wednesday, beginning an eight game homestand.
Low-A: West Virginia (49-44 overall, 12-11 2nd half) vs Savannah (52-38) 7:05pm 7/17
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (5-2, 2.48)
Yesterday’s Result: Asheville 10, West Virginia 7 (game one) Asheville 3, West Virginia 1 (game two)
West Virginia is off today. They resume play on Wednesday, beginning a seven game homestand. Tyler Glasnow will get the start.
Short-Season A: Jamestown (17-11) vs Connecticut (11-17) 7:05pm 7/17
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Lowell 4, Jamestown 3
Jamestown is off today. They resume play on Wednesday, beginning a six game homestand.
Rookie: GCL Pirates (10-10) vs GCL Astros (11-8) 12:00pm
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Astros 9, Pirates 4
No starter has been named yet for today’s GCL Pirates game. We will update this article when one is named.
DSL: Pirates1 (19-16) vs Yankees2 (8-27) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 3, Angels 2
DSL: Pirates2 (18-17) vs Cubs (24-11) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Tigers 5, Pirates2 4
7/14 Jared Hughes assigned to Indianapolis on rehab. Atahualpa Severino placed on Temporary Inactive List
7/14 Zack Thornton promoted to Indianapolis. Oscar Tejeda assigned to Altoona.
7/14 Thomas Harlan promoted to Bradenton. Cesar Lopez added to West Virginia roster.
7/12 Russ Canzler acquired in trade for Tim Alderson. Canzler assigned to Indianapolis.
7/10 Brian Bocock acquired from Nationals and assigned to Indianapolis. Ivan De Jesus placed on Bereavement List
7/10 Oscar Tejeda promoted to Indianapolis
7/8 Chase d’Arnaud and Brett Carroll placed on Indianapolis DL. Jerry Sands activated from DL.
7/4 Released Eric Avila, Yhonathan Herrand, Chris Lashmet, Jesus Vasquez and Jodaneli Carvajal
7/4 DJ Crumlich, Ashley Ponce promoted to Bradenton. Jimmy Rider promoted to West Virginia.
7/4 Chris Diaz activated from West Virginia disabled list.
BEST OF MAXIM
Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. The top five short season pitchers are also highlighted in a separate group, since most of those guys only go 4-5 innings max, and don’t have a good chance of being highlighted in the top ten. The rankings include...
Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level,...
TOP OF THE SYSTEM
A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...
Last night I wrote about how Gregory Polanco should be untouchable. Today I broke down the trade values of Alex Rios and Nate Schierholtz, and noted that Nick Kingham would be fair value for Rios and cash, but that I wouldn’t trade Kingham.
I get asked a lot of questions about which prospects I would trade. I don’t really like that question because the answer is dependent on...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed three players out of Venezuela, Pirates Prospects has learned. The information on those three players can be found below.
Eliezer Ramirez, OF - Ramirez is an outfielder who bats and throws right. He’s 6′ 2″, 170, and is the only guy from this group who became eligible to sign on July 2nd (he’s 16, and turns 17 in November). He has good arm...
Luis Heredia is scheduled to make his fifth start of the season tonight, coming off a rain-shortened game last time out. The GCL Pirates and both Dominican League affiliates were off yesterday. All three resume play today. Tyler Glasnow was originally scheduled to start yesterday. The West Virginia game was suspended in the third inning due to rain and Glasnow’s start was pushed...
You could say Mark Melancon was driven to be an All-Star.
The Pittsburgh Pirates reliever learned Saturday he was selected as a National League replacement after teammate Jeff Locke got hurt. Melancon took a decidedly non-chic route to Citi Field.
''I rented a minivan, and my wife and I and my parents drove,'' he said Monday.
His parents flew to Pittsburgh from...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. SCOUT Leaderboards for the Atlantic League
2. Unhelpful Video: Andy Marte Pitching Once
SCOUT Leaderboards for the Atlantic League
For four consecutive years between 2003 and -06, Atlanta third-base prospect Andy Marte appeared on Baseball America’s top-100 prospect list —...
Pittsburgh pitcher Mark Melancon has been picked as a replacement for the NL All-Star team, giving the Pirates five players in the game for the first time since 1972.
NL manager Bruce Bochy also selected Sergio Romo, his San Francisco Giants closer, as a replacement pick Sunday. Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke and Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan ZImmermann, both on the original NL...
Pirates closer Jason Grilli was named to the National League All Star team. Grilli, 36, is having a career year in his first season as a closer with the Pirates. He leads the National League with 29 saves in 30 chances and he has a 1.99 ERA. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with Grilli just before the All Star break.
Native New Yorker gets some sick kicks
Stick this in the “One That Got Away” file.
Former Red Sox pitcher Mark Melancon, who pitched out of the bullpen for Boston in 2012 before being traded to Pittsburgh last December, was named to the National League All-Star team Sunday as an injury replacement for Pirates hurler Jeff Locke.
While Melancon has gone 12-8 with a 3.35...
It’s hard to imagine, but the MLB Trade Deadline is two weeks away. We’re starting to get some actual rumors connecting teams to players. We’re even getting the Pirates connected to players like Matt Garza, Alex Rios, Nate Schierholtz, and Kendrys Morales.
The rumors surrounding the trade deadline can be fun. It can be exciting to think about what players could be on the move...
Yesterday I looked at the trade values for Alex Rios and Nate Schierholtz, a pair of right fielders who the Pittsburgh Pirates have been looking at recently. Right field is a hole in the offense, but it isn’t the only hole. The Pirates have also seen their struggles at first base. The platoon between Garrett Jones and Gaby Sanchez looked great at the start of the year, but Jones...
Earlier today we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the teams strongly pursuing Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza. Garza has been linked to the Pirates a few times in the last week. I would be shocked if the Pirates end up trading for him, but I will take a look at his trade value to see what he would cost (or should cost), and to analyze why I don’t think the...