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Pirate City Notes: Heredia in Good Shape, Surgery For Castro, Nevarez Bringing Heat

I spent today at Pirate City getting photos and watching some of the minor league workouts. I also was able to talk to several prospects for some great features that will go up on the site this week. For all of today’s photos, check out our Facebook page or the Instagram page, which also includes some short videos. Here are a few notes from the day. **I didn’t get a chance to...
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Luis Heredia’s Goal is to Finish the 2015 Season in Altoona

Luis Heredia hasn’t had the best results in his time in West Virginia the last two years. In 2013, he came into Spring Training out of shape, which led to him missing half of the season due to conditioning, when that would have normally been his first full season at the same level. Last year he was in much better shape, and went back to West Virginia to get a full season at the...
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Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #20 – Luis Heredia

The Pirates Prospects 2015 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2015 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Ongoing Maturation of Luis Heredia

The 2013 and 2014 seasons have both been up-and-down years for Luis Heredia. At the start of the 2013 season, Heredia came into spring training overweight and out-of-shape, causing him to miss a big chunk of the season while he worked on his conditioning. Thus, he was only able to pitch 65 innings at Low-A West Virginia. The results were mixed. On the positive side, Heredia finished...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Can the starting rotation repeat last season?

Rookie sensation Gerrit Cole (Photo courtesy Peter Diana- Post Gazette) Last season the Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitching played a big role in the teams magical playoff run, but with spring training fast approaching, their is some question marks with the rotation’s strength. With no additions to a mediocre offense, Pittsburgh will once again have to depend on its starting rotation...
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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