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...
Sunday is usually a slow day in winter ball, but five Pittsburgh Pirates players saw action.
In Venezuela, Ramon Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored. He is 4-for-14 in the first four games and has been the DH in each of the last three games after catching the opener.
Jose Osuna went 0-for-4 and is now 1-for-12 on the season. After being used as a DH in his first two games...
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...