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Top AAA Hitters

George Springer continues to be the power hitter the Houston Astros were waiting to see, but his average sits at just .245.  Gregory Polanco is hitting .288, but just 3 XBH for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Oscar Taveras was called up by the St. Louis Cardinals for the 2nd time, and Jon Singleton is hitting under .200.  Those are your top prospects who have made it to the Big Leagues...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 1, Indians 0: All alone in first place

Dan Haren outdueled Cleveland’s best starter in Corey Kluber in a 1-0 victory on Monday night. More importantly, the victory put the Dodgers in first place all by themselves for the first time since late April. Haren allowed just one hit — an infield single to Michael Bourn, a play that was originally ruled “out” by the first base umpire. After a manager’s review, the...
Via Dodgers Digest
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Haren 1-hits Indians through 7 in Dodgers' 1-0 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dan Haren pitched one-hit ball over seven innings -- a single that was awarded to Michael Bourn after a video review -- and rookie Clint Robinson had a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh as the Los Angeles Dodgers opened their interleague series against the Cleveland Indians with a 1-0 victory on Monday night. The defending NL West champion Dodgers took over...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Royals June 25, 2014: So Clint Robinson Is Here For Some Reason

Well, sure, okay. A few hours ago, I wondered who might get sent down when the Dodgers activated Juan Uribe tomorrow, and I figured that Carlos Triunfel or Jamie Romak were the two most likely options. I didn’t figure that a move to cut one of them would happen today, on the final day of the road trip… and I certainly didn’t expect that Clint Robinson, of all people, would...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Spring Training Preview: First base

There isn’t much depth behind Adrian Gonzalez at 1B. (By: Dustin Nosler) Age BA OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ WAR Adrian Gonzalez 32 2013 .293 .342 .461 .346 124 2.8 ’14 ZiPS .282 .339 .453 .335 n/a 3.2 ’14 Steamer .292 .358 .486 .362 135 3.7 Scott Van Slyke 27 2013 .240 .342 .465 .353 129 0.9 ’14 ZiPS .249 .325 .420 .325 n/a 1.6 ’14 Steamer .245 .332 .408...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs make minor trade, DFA Garrett Jones

The Pirates made some moves on Monday – not big ones, but still somewhat notable. They acquired outfielder Jaff Decker and reliever Miles Mikolas from the Padres, sending them prospect Clint Robinson in exchange. Decker and Mikolas were both added to the 40-man roster, so to make room, the Bucs designated Kyle McPherson and Garrett Jones for assignment. The three guys in the trade...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Fall Instructional League Roster

The Fall Instructional Leagues (“instructs”) will start at the end of this month, starting on September 16th and ending October 19th. Instructs is a time for the minor league players to review their 2013 seasons, add new pitches, refine old pitches, or add new positions on the field. It’s also a chance to get extra playing time, with games taking place against other teams,...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Bisons Win; Gain Ground In Wild Card Race

The Bisons bats were awake and needed to be Tuesday night as the Herd blew a 7-0 lead before going on to defeat the Pawtucket Red Sox 12-8 in a high scoring affair at Coca-Cola Field. Coming into the day 2.5 games back of Pawtucket in the International League Wild Card standings, Buffalo knew that a win was necessary against their division rival in order to stay in the race. The...
Via Queen City Sports
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Designate 1B Clint Robinson, Other News

The Toronto Blue Jays have decided to designate first baseman Clint Robinson for assignment after hitting a light .270 with four home runs in 47 games this year at the Triple-A level this season. This move wasn’t made because the Blue Jays have lost faith in the young third baseman, but rather because they needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. He will have to clear waivers...
Via FF Locker Room
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: The Ripple Effect of Small Major League Moves

A lot of the time when the Pirates make minor moves at the Major League level, they’re dismissed as not being a big deal. The club traded for John McDonald, rather than adding Jordy Mercer or Ivan De Jesus Jr. to the active roster. Looking at that move individually, it’s not a horrible thing. They added a strong defensive shortstop, and have more depth. But when you start to...
Via Pirates Prospects
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Minor League Lineups

I’ve been piecing together the minor league starting rotations, as well as the starting lineups. I’ve confirmed the rotations and the lineups with people in the Pirates’ front office. There are still some things that could change, specifically in this case with Clint Robinson being claimed. For the most part things are set. Below are the lineups, and the rotations can be seen...
Via Pirates Prospects
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Clint Robinson Claimed by the Blue Jays

Per the Toronto Blue Jays’ Twitter account, first baseman Clint Robinson was claimed off waivers today. .@bluejays have claimed RHP ALEX BURNETT (@aburnett31) off waivers from the #Twins and 1B CLINT ROBINSON from the #Pirates. — Blue Jays-Official(@BlueJays) March 29, 2013 It seems like Toronto always claims Pirates players on waivers. I’m not sure yet how this will impact...
Via Pirates Prospects
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

The Depth At Triple-A Forces Some Position Changes and Returns in Altoona

The cuts from major league camp left the Pittsburgh Pirates with a lot of options at the Triple-A level. Those options ended up holding a few players back in Altoona for the 2013 season. Early in minor league camp, the Pirates were playing Matt Curry, Adalberto Santos, and Andrew Lambo with the Triple-A squad. After the late cuts, all three were pushed back to Altoona. That created...
Via Pirates Prospects
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Notes: Roster Set, A.J. Burnett

The Pirates finished up their final cuts to minor league camp along with designating Clint Robinson and Hunter Strickland for assignment and have set their Opening Day roster. It will look like this: SP A.J. Burnett SP Wandy Rodriguez SP James McDonald SP Jonathan Sanchez SP Jeff Locke RP Jeanmar Gomez RP Chris Leroux RP Jared Hughes RP Mark Melancon RP Tony Watson RP Justin Wilson...
Via North Side Notch
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Designate Hunter Strickland and Clint Robinson For Assignment

Clint Robinson was designated for assignment for Brandon Inge. The Pittsburgh Pirates have added Jonathan Sanchez and Brandon Inge to the 40-man roster today. To make room, the team designated Hunter Strickland and Clint Robinson for assignment. Robinson was DFAd to make room for Inge, while Strickland was DFAd for Sanchez. The Pirates added Strickland to the 40-man this off-season...
Via Pirates Prospects
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

News and notes

Some quick Bucs notes from the past week: World Baseball Classic: Jason Grilli did not make an appearance in the second round, as Team Italy foolishly failed to use him while blowing two late leads to get knocked out of the tournament. The Italians tried waiting until the ninth to use their closer, but lost the lead before the ninth against both the Dominican Republic and Puerto...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirate City Notes: Curry, Rowland, Rivera, Von Rosenberg, Wang

Here is a look at today’s lineups for the minor league games. The teams will be taking on Toronto’s farm system this afternoon. The upper level teams are on the road, which means I’ll be watching the lower level guys at Pirate City. I’ve included the lineups, pitchers, and some notes on a few players below. Matt Curry is playing with the Triple-A team for now. Triple-A Lineup...
Via Pirates Prospects
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Cut Eleven

The Pirates cut eleven players this morning.  Vic Black, Jerry Sands, Stolmy Pimentel, Hunter Strickland, Clint Robinson and Duke Welker were all optioned to AAA. Of those names the only real surprises to me are Duke Welker and Victor Black.   Not because they were sent down, but because it happened so early. Welker and…
Via This Is Getting Old
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Make First Cuts

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their first cuts of Spring Training. So far they have cut four players today, with those players being Hunter Strickland, Vic Black, Matt Hague, and Clint Robinson. That could be all for now, but no word on that yet. I’ll update this when more information becomes available.   UPDATE 8:00 AM: Add Duke Welker and Stolmy Pimentel to the list of cuts...
Via Pirates Prospects
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Naturals Hall of Fame Debuts This Season

SPRINGDALE, AR – The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are proud to announce the creation of the Naturals Hall of Fame. Four former notable Naturals will appear on the first ballot.  Fans, prominent community members and local media members will be voting and collaborating to determine the first member of the Naturals Hall of Fame. “We want to recognize individuals for their accomplishments...
Via i70baseball
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox 16, Pirates 6

Boston's Jon Lackey retired the Pittsburgh Pirates on eight pitches in the first inning. Then he labored through a 35-pitch second inning. ''After the first inning being so quick, I definitely needed to throw a few pitches,'' Lackey said after the Red Sox routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 16-6 Thursday. ''It was more about getting up and down a couple times...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Notes: February 19

The Pirates, still early in spring training, ran some light drills on Tuesday morning.  The regimen consisted mainly of drilling the pitchers on backing up bases, fielding grounders, and numerous pitchers throwing briefly to hitters.  Among the pitchers getting some mound work were A.J. Burnett, James McDonald, Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon, Jason Grilli, Mark Melancon, and Jeff...
Via Pirates Prospects
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Vin Mazzaro Outrighted to Triple-A

The Francisco Liriano deal was finalized today as a major league deal. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates outrighted right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A. Mazzaro was acquired from the Kansas City Royals earlier in the off-season, along with Clint Robinson, in exchange for rookie ball pitchers Luis Santos and Luis Rico. Mazzaro was out of options. He will now...
Via Pirates Prospects
February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Where Will All of the 1B/OF Options Fit?

The Pirates have a lot of 1B/OF options, but plenty of room for all of them. — Image Credit: Mark Olson The Pittsburgh Pirates have added a lot of 1B/OF options for their major league squad in the last year. They traded for Travis Snider and Gaby Sanchez at the trade deadline. They acquired Clint Robinson in a minor trade with Kansas City. Starling Marte made the jump to the majors...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: What is the Next Move For the Pirates?

Could Garrett Jones be the next to go? – Photo by Mark Olson After Jason Grilli was signed, we waited for the other shoe to drop with a Joel Hanrahan trade. Now that the Hanrahan trade is completed, we’re left waiting for another shoe to drop. One of the big returns in the deal was Jerry Sands, who joins a crowded corner outfield/first base situation. That crowded situation already...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 27, 2012  |  1 Comment
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