Four Pirates Prospects to watch in July

The Pirates have boasted one of the most celebrated farm systems the past few seasons, so it’s hard to keep track of everyone. These four minor leaguers may not be grabbing headlines or may be a few years away, but they are worth keeping an eye on this month.

Luis Escobar: RHP West Virginia Power

Escobar will be the Pirates only representative at the 2017 Futures Game, which will be held this Sunday.

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Examining The Pirates Minor League Depth Chart

With the MLB Trade Deadline less than a month away and the major league season halfway over, I figured now would be a good time to look at the Pirates depth in the minor league system. Which positions are they dealing from strength and which positions have little depth?

A lot of times, these factors play a role into whether or not a team makes a deal. Do they have proper depth to make up for a player that they might want to trade?

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Scouting Report on Top AAA Indianapolis Prospects

After a rough start to the season, the Pirates AAA affiliate Indianapolis Indians had a great month of May.

Last night, left-hander Steven Brault was dominant in shutting out Lehigh Valley, which is the top team in AAA baseball.

Brault went 7 innings allowing only 5 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks and striking out 8 batters. The 25-year old lowered his season ERA to 2.20, which is the second lowest in the International League.

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Two Pirate Prospects Shine Today

Two players that the Pirates are counting on to have a role in the team’s future had encouraging outings this afternoon.

Clay Holmes and Austin Meadows starred as AAA Indianapolis beat Charlotte, 3-2, for their fourth straight win.

The bigger story is Meadows starting to find his stroke at the plate. The Pirates top prospect collected a season-high 3 hits including a double off the wall.

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Down on the Farm: 4-14-2017

Here’s a look at how the Pirates Farm Clubs performed today:

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Indianapolis (3-5) beat Toledo, 5-1. Eric Wood led the way offensively with a double and a home run (#1). DH Erich Weiss contributed 2 hits and Max Moroff was on-base 3 times with a double and 2 walks.

The player of the game was starting pitcher Tyler Eppler. The 24-year old pitched 6 shutout innings allowing only 1 base hit. Eppler, who was a 6th round pick in 2014, hasn’t allowed a run yet (11 innings) this season.

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