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...
Baseball America released their list of the top independent league players on Thursday, splitting it up between the top five signed and unsigned players. For the signed players, it’s no shock that John Holdzkom was ranked first. He made it all the way to the majors within months of pitching his last game in independent ball. A simple suggestion from his pitching coach this year...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have purchased the contract right-handed pitcher Chris Peacock from the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association(independent ball). Peacock is 25 years old and he attended Faulkner State CC and the University of Mobile in Alabama, where he went undrafted in 2011 as a senior. Since then, he has bounced around independent ball, playing for six teams over...
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: October 19, 1987
Drafted: 10th round, 309th overall, 2005 (Rangers)
How Acquired: Contract purchased (from independent league team)
College: San Fernando (CA) HS
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Nevarez was drafted out of high school as a high-upside, high-risk...