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Pittsburgh Pirates Sign 42nd Overall Pick Steven Jennings

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed their 42nd overall draft pick on Thursday night, right-handed prep pitcher Steven Jennings. They have also signed right-handed prep pitcher Jake Webb who was taken in the 19th round and had a commitment to Kansas State.

Minor Moves: Meadows and Ngoepe to DL; Vieaux Promoted to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted left-handed starting pitcher Cam Vieaux from the West Virginia Power to the Bradenton Marauders. Vieaux was elected to the South Atlantic League All-Star game, which took place on Tuesday night, but he did not pitch.

Jordy Mercer tearing up right-handed pitching

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer has been known as a guy who hits southpaws very well but struggles against right-handed pitching.

Two Prep Pitchers Heading in Opposite Directions With Their Control Problems

BRADENTON, Fla. - The 2017 Bristol Pirates will begin their season tonight, and the roster will be led by two promising pitching prospects in Braeden Ogle and Max Kranick. Both players were selected in the 2016 draft, showing a lot of early promise, with signs of more to come.

Francisco Cervelli Placed on 7-Day Disabled List

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Thursday morning that they have placed catcher Francisco  Cervelli on the 7-day disabled list for concussion-related symptoms. Cervelli was originally placed on the disabled list on June 7th for a concussion and spent the minimum amount of time on the DL, getting activated on the 14th.

Fluky absences continue to ravage the Pittsburgh Pirates

2017 is so far, the season of the DL for MLB stars; For the Pittsburgh Pirates, however, key players are sitting for a host of non sports related reasons.

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call – Great Start, Frustrating Finish

In Pirates Breakdown's daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates.

Morning Report: Checking the Progress of the 2016 Bristol Pirates

The Bristol Pirates are going to start their season tonight with a better roster of prospects than what we saw last year. It was a down year from 2015 when they had Mitch Keller, Trey Supak and Gage Hinsz as the main attractions.

Takeaways and Throwaways – Pirates Drop One In Milwaukee

The Pittsburgh Pirates drop game three of their four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers, 4-3 - in a close one decided by uneven umpiring in the 8th.

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Five More Draft Picks; More Names on the Way

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed five draft picks on Wednesday and there could be more names on the way tonight or tomorrow. As for right now, we can confirm that the following players signed their contracts today: 11th round.

Prospect Watch: Solid Outing for Kingham; Meadows Leaves Game Early

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time (Jose Osuna), or loses his prospect eligibility, he will be removed from this list.

MLB Draft 2017: Pirates announce two more signings

The Pirates announced two additional draft-pick signings from Tuesday, second-round pick Calvin Mitchell and Compensation Round B pick Conner Uselton. MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis reports Mitchell...

Elvis Escobar leads Altoona Curve 14-run, 19-hit attack vs Trenton

the Altoona Curve who got the best of the Eastern League-leading Trenton Thunder Tuesday night as they walloped the NYY AA affiliate 14-4

JT Brubaker is Emerging as Another Hard Throwing Starting Pitching Prospect

ALTOONA, Pa. - On June 13th in Altoona, JT Brubaker threw one of the best games I've seen all season for the Curve, going seven innings without allowing a run on only three hits. More impressively, Brubaker struck out ten batters in the outing, the first Curve pitcher to have double-digit strikeouts in a single game […]

Pittsburgh Pirates must now resist temptation to tinker with McCutchen

The Pittsburgh Pirates were clearly onto something in moving Andrew McCutchen to the sixth spot in the batting order. They should now leave him alone.