Toolshed: Pirates' Oliva turns the page

Pittsburgh's No. 9 prospect finding stride with Double-A Altoona

Jared Oliva has produced a career .762 OPS over three seasons in the Minor Leagues. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | July 17, 2019 11:28 AM ET

After years of getting overlooked by the game, Pirates No. 9 prospect Jared Oliva has been one of the hottest hitters at Double-A since the start of June.

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Keller reverts to form for Indianapolis

Top Pirates prospect allows two hits, fans eight in six scoreless

Mitch Keller has racked up 96 strikeouts across 82 innings in the International League this year. (Dave Wegiel/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | July 11, 2019 10:43 PM ET

Top Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Mitch Keller yielded two hits and three walks while striking out eight over six scoreless innings to lead Triple-A Indianapolis to a 5-4 win over Columbus.

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Swaggerty collects career-high four hits

Pirates No. 3 prospect batting .333 since FSL All-Star break

Travis Swaggerty is 16-for-33 (.485) during an eight-game hitting streak. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | July 5, 2019 10:58 PM ET

Third-ranked Pirates prospect Travis Swaggerty stayed hot with a career-high four hits, helping Class A Advanced Bradenton to a 5-3 win over Florida on Friday.

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Toolshed: Bucs' Martin back in many ways

First baseman returns to West Virginia as All-Star, homer leader

Greensboro's Mason Martin has produced a 1.007 OPS over 42 games since May 1. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | June 19, 2019 10:57 AM ET

Pirates No. 28 prospect Mason Martin is back in West Virginia for the South Atlantic League All-Star Game as the circuit's home run leader one year after he struggled and was demoted from that level.

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Bucs prospects lead South to All-Star win

Mitchell secures MVP honors; Swaggerty smacks solo homer

Cal Mitchell is greeted by his South Division teammates after scoring a run in the FSL All-Star Game. (Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)

By Chuck King | June 15, 2019 11:41 PM ET

Pirates prospects Cal Mitchell and Travis Swaggerty helped the South Division post a 2-0 victory over the North in the Florida State League All-Star Game on Saturday night.

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Keller strikes out career-high 13

Top prospect posts five zeros in second start back in Minors

Mitch Keller has struck out 18 over 11 innings since returning to the Minors. (Austin Friedline/Indianapolis Indians)

By Jordan Wolf | June 7, 2019 10:01 PM ET

Top Pirates prospect Mitch Keller recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts over five scoreless innings Friday before Triple-A Indianapolis dropped a 3-1 decision at Toledo.

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Pirates to call up Keller for debut

Top Bucs prospect expected to face Reds on Monday

Mitch Keller ranks third in the International League with 56 strikeouts and sixth with a 3.45 ERA. (Indianapolis Indians)

By Chris Bumbaca | May 25, 2019 10:39 PM ET

The Pirates will call up top prospect Mitch Keller to make his Major League debut and start one of two games in Monday's doubleheader against the Reds.

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Martin hops to it with pair of walk-offs

Pirates first-base prospect plates seven in doubleheader sweep

Mason Martin stands second in the South Atlantic League in home runs after hitting four by this point in 2018. (Greensboro Grasshoppers)

By Shlomo Sprung | May 19, 2019 9:18 PM ET

Pittsburgh Pirates infield prospect Mason Martin hit two walk-off three-run homers in Greensboro's doubleheader sweep of Lakewood on Sunday.

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Bucs' Bolton headlines Pitchers of the Week

No. 27 Pirates prospect leads FSL with 0.77 ERA over six starts

Cody Bolton has struck out 36 batters over 35 innings in his Class A Advanced debut this season. (Bradenton Marauders)

By Sam Dykstra | May 13, 2019 2:52 PM ET

Pirates No. 27 prospect Cody Bolton tossed seven scoreless innings last Monday in his longest outing yet for Bradenton to claim Florida State League Pitcher of the Week honors.

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Pirates' McRae takes no-hitter into seventh

Indianapolis starter perfect for six innings in win over 'Riders

Alex McRae has 10 strikeouts and and has allowed six hits over his last 12 2/3 innings. (Indianapolis Indians)

By Danny Wild | May 9, 2019 3:02 PM ET

Pirates right-hander Alex McRae took a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Thursday as Triple-A Indianapolis held off Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 4-2, at PNC Field. McRae (3-2) took a perfect game into the sixth inning before walking his first batter.

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