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Command of his own Kingham

The Pirates have drafted a lot of over-slot prep pitchers, hoping that a few would break out in the pros. Nick Kingham has been one of those pitchers that has broken out. When Neal Huntington was named Pittsburgh Pirates general manager on September 25, 2007, he set out a plan to “flood the system with talent at all levels.” That plan included drafting high school pitchers that...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: The Most Important Two Weeks of the Year

The Cardinals took a half game lead in the NL Central today. The next two weeks are going to be the biggest weeks in the NL Central playoff race. This is something that gets said before every series between the Cardinals and Pirates, Reds and Pirates, or Cardinals and Reds. It’s true for all of those matchups, because this is a tight division race, and every game counts. But the...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

P3 Episode 18: Prospect Talk With Pirates Farm Director Larry Broadway

Episode 18 of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. We moved the major league show back this week, due to James Santelli being on the West Coast covering the Pirates. Instead, I was joined by Pirates Director of Minor League Operations Larry Broadway, who discussed several of the top prospects in the system. Highlights of the show include: **We were recording...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs down on the farm: Larry Broadway

Pittsburgh Pirates Director of Minor League operations Larry Broadway updates the progress of prospects in the Pirates minor league system.
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Stolmy Pimentel’s Stuff is No Match For Double-A Hitters

Stolmy Pimentel has an 0.39 ERA in 23.1 innings for Altoona. Stolmy Pimentel is off to a great start with the Altoona Curve this season. After throwing six shutout innings today, the right-hander has a 0.39 ERA in 23.1 innings, with a 23:13 K/BB ratio and just 13 hits allowed for a .160 BAA. I saw Pimentel a lot during Spring Training, and talked about how there’s no reason he...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Notebook: Pirates Won’t Hold Oliver Back, Cole Having Command Issues

Andy Oliver is off to a great start with the Pirates. One of the top starters in the minor league system this year has been Andy Oliver. His start last week was the highest game score in the minor league system this year, and it was the second of three weeks where he was the top pitcher. Oliver was acquired from the Detroit Tigers over the off-season in a one-for-one trade for catching...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Notebook: A Look at Nick Kingham’s Constantly Increasing Velocity

Nick Kingham was sitting 93-95 MPH through two innings today. Nick Kingham pitched his first game today against the New York Yankees minor league system. Kingham started the Double-A game, going two innings while allowing three runs on four hits with a walk and two strikeouts. The right-hander ran into some trouble in the first inning, getting hit around and having some trouble with...
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Notebook: Looking at a Few 2013 Breakout Candidates

In 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates featured two of the biggest breakout players in all of minor league baseball. Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson both had huge seasons, propelling each hitter onto national top 100 lists. During Spring Training last year, I identified Hanson and Polanco as breakout candidates, after watching them for a few weeks. Polanco was crushing the ball every time...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Larry Broadway Statement on Tyler Gaffney Returning to Stanford

Pittsburgh Pirates farm director Larry Broadway addressed Tyler Gaffney’s return to football with the following statement: “We have spoken with Tyler and he has decided to put his professional baseball career on hold in order to complete his undergraduate degree at Stanford and play his senior year with the football team.  He had nothing but positive things to say about the...
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February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: The Ideal Player, Robbie Grossman, Free Matt Hague

Today I put up a feature on the site talking about Robbie Grossman versus the ideal corner outfielder. The big knock on Grossman is that he doesn’t have the speed to play center field, and doesn’t have the power to play a corner outfield spot. People who are in favor of Grossman like the overall package, even though he doesn’t profile as the ideal player. Pirates Director of...
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March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Announce 2012 Minor League Staff

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the minor league staff for the 2012 season. The announcement was made by Pirates Director of Minor League Operations, Larry Broadway. Here are the coaching assignments for each team. INDIANAPOLIS (AAA) Manager: Dean Treanor Coach: Jeff Branson Pitching Coach: Tom Filer Athletic Trainer: Bryan Housand The Indianapolis staff will stay the same...
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December 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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