Brian over at Raise the Jolly Roger was watching the playoffs and compiled a list of all the former Pirates making an impact in October. There are a total of 14 ex-Pirates who are competing in this year’s postseason. Bill Brink of the PG had his end-of-season chat yesterday. A few highlights: Bill Brink: It’s
Baseball America continued with its Top 20 prospect rankings and put out their list for the Eastern League (Double-A). Gerrit Cole was the lone Pirate on the list, coming in at #3 behind Manny Machado and Zack Wheeler. After a mid-season promotion, Cole started 12 games for Altoona and posted a 2.90 ERA and a
Baseball America released their 2012 Florida State League Top 20 Prospects today and it included a surprise addition.Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon both appeared on the list ranked #2 and #3, respectively. At the #20 spot, shortstop Gift Ngoepe appeared. Cole started 13 games for Bradenton in his first taste of pro ball before a mid-season
Going to make this a twice a week thing throughout the off season to cover the things that probably don’t warrant their own post. Tuesday marks Opening Day for the 2012 Arizona Fall League. Victor Black, Brandon Cumpton, Kyle Kaminska, Tyler Waldron, Matt Curry, Gift Ngoepe, and Adalberto Santos will play for the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Tuesday will mark Opening Day of the 20th season of the Arizona Fall League, which has the reputation of having a very wide collection of talent. This year, 24 of of MLB’s top 100 prospects will participate. The Pirates will be sending seven prospects of their own to play for the Scottsdale Scorpions. Victor Black
Both Evan Meek and Drew Sutton have chosen to become minor league free agents this offseason according to the International League. Meek, who is now 29 years old, is just two seasons removed from an All-Star appearance. However, arm injuries have weakened his effectiveness and velocity. He pitched just 12 innings in the Majors this