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Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the surprises this season in baseball and with two picks in the first round; they could be great for a long time. The Pirates have relied on pitching to have early success, but the one area of concern for them has been scoring runs.
They are expected to draft some position players to help in this area. Pittsburgh decided with the 9th pick to select outfielder Austin Meadows. The interesting part about this pick is that Meadows is from the same town as Clint Frazier who was selected 5th by the Cleveland Indians, and they are best friends.
The scouts love the five-tool potential that he has, he is a tremendous hitter that can do it all on the field. He can run, has an outstanding arm, and has great bat speed.
Meadows is a left-handed hitter that has an ideal frame which should add some strength as he matures, which could lead to more power. The scouts project that he more upside than Frazier does.
He did some more pounds to his already athletic body since...
BEST OF MAXIM
A recurring theme in my coverage of the Altoona Curve this season has been Andrew Lambo’s success. As Tim Williams and I have both asserted, all season Lambo has been proving that he deserves a promotion. And then tonight he contributed a two-rbi single in the 4th inning, leading to this tweet:
Andrew Lambo with 2-RBI single for #Curve in 4th. It's time to #FreeLambo and...
Day three of the 2013 MLB draft is underway. We will be recapping the draft five rounds at a time from this point forward. Check back here for information on the picks in rounds 26-30. As players are drafted we will add the names, followed shortly by analysis. At the end of the group of rounds we will provide an overall analysis on all five picks.
26th Round, 779th Overall: Grant...
Day three of the 2013 MLB draft is underway. We will be recapping the draft five rounds at a time from this point forward. Check back here for information on the picks in rounds 21-25. As players are drafted we will add the names, followed shortly by analysis. At the end of the group of rounds we will provide an overall analysis on all five picks.
21st Round, 629th Overall: Adam...
In my day three preview I pointed out how the Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten some good value prospects on day three of the draft, taking people like Casey Sadler, Phil Irwin, and Adalberto Santos after the 20th round. The problem with that approach is that you don’t always know those guys will be prospects. Sure, you might like those guys due to their numbers, stuff, or whatever...
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,...
The Pirates took Gerrit Cole with the first overall pick of the 2011 MLB Draft.
Just over two years removed from being picked first overall in the 2011 MLB Draft, Gerrit Cole will make his major league debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night against the San Francisco Giants.
Cole entered this season as a consensus top 10 prospect in baseball. Baseball America ranked him...
The Pirates’ outfield could play a big role in their playoff push. (Photo by: David Hague)
After a 2-4 road trip, things look just a little bleaker for the Pirates.
Every Monday, l break down the playoff odds from Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs and ClayDavenport.com. This week, those projections dropped a little bit because the Bucs were swept in Atlanta and could not close their...
Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed starting pitcher Jeff Karstens recently underwent shoulder surgery which will sidelined him for at
least the next three months, according to Tom Singer of MLB.com.
Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the procedure – debridement of
Karstens’ rotator cuff and labrum – Friday in Los Angeles. The initial
prognosis is that Karstens will be able...
The Pirates finally scored some runs for A.J. Burnett on Saturday, but he didn’t need many in one of his best performances of the season.
A.J. only struck out five and benefited from a few sharply hit outs, but he was remarkably efficient and gave the Pirates exactly what they’ve been looking for – an outing deep in to the game. Before today, no Pirate starter had even started...
Sluggish offense has been an issue for the Pirates all season, Garrett Jones has been fairly productive in a platoon role with Gabby Sanchez at first base. Jones is hitting .265 with six home runs and 29 RBI. On June 2 he did something no Pirate had done before. He smashed a 463-foot home run into Allegheny River. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko spoke with Jones recently.
Nick Kingham has been promoted to Altoona.
Nick Kingham has been promoted to the Altoona Curve, Pirates Prospects has learned. The move is not yet official, and no corresponding moves have been announced. Kingham will leave for Altoona tomorrow. In 67 innings this year with Bradenton, Kingham posted a 3.09 ERA and a 71:14 K/BB ratio. That doesn’t include tonight’s start, which...
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: June 27, 1995
Height: 6′ 7″
Drafted: 33rd Round, 989th Overall, 2013
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Salado HS (TX)
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Bazar seems like a typical Pirates pick. He’s a huge pitcher with a projectable frame, and currently throws 90 MPH. He...
Well, that was strange. Jeff Locke seemed to get off to a really good start, but completely unraveled as the afternoon went on and he stopped being able to find the strike zone. He gave up a run before he gave up a hit and walked seven hitters. Justin Wilson bailed him out of trouble in the sixth, but served up a three-run home run to Cody Ransom in the seventh (just the second he...
Nick Kingham takes the mound for Bradenton tonight, looking to continue his strong start to the year, which landed him a spot in the Florida State League All-Star game. Altoona is off today. 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...
The Cleveland Indians have announced that they have acquired infielderJohn McDonald from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a Player To Be Named Later and/or cash considerations.
To make room on the 40-man roster they have transferred right-handed pitcher Brett Myers from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. No corresponding roster move on the 25-man roster...