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Keller steers Pirates' latest ship toward bigs

No. 18 overall prospect caps second full season with Double-A title
December 1, 2017

This offseason, is taking a look at the most outstanding campaigns by players in each system across Minor League Baseball and honoring the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization.The Pirates' 2016 season was defined by the parade of

Luplow, Brault take home Bucs' honors

Pirates No. 20 prospect, lefty named top player, pitcher in system
September 24, 2017

The Pirates gave Jordan Luplow his birthday present a little bit early this year.Three days before he turns 24, Pittsburgh's 20th-ranked prospect was named the organization's Minor League Player of the Year, while Steven Brault was named Minor League Pitcher of the Year.

MVP Hoskins headlines IL All-Stars

August 30, 2017

The International League today announced its postseason All-Star Team and Award Winners as selected by the circuit's managers, coaches, media, and club representatives. The 2017 IL Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year is Lehigh Valley first baseman Rhys Hoskins, who leads the League in RBIs, slugging, and runs

Burrows' hitless effort earns weekly award

No. 4 Tigers prospect claims Eastern honor after dominant win
August 14, 2017

Beau Burrows didn't get to finish his no-hitter, but he did score an award for his brilliant work. The No. 4 Tigers prospect was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week on Monday after tossing six hitless innings Saturday against New Hampshire. The 20-year-old right-hander struck out eight and walked

Indianapolis' Brault posts seven zeros

Pittsburgh's No. 7 prospect surrenders three hits in shutout
August 7, 2017

By his own admission, Steven Brault would love to have a stress-free and easy first inning for a change. That wasn't the case Monday night, but he still found a pretty big silver lining. Pittsburgh's No. 7 prospect scattered three hits and two walks over seven innings as Triple-A Indianapolis blanked Buffalo,

Indy's Brault posts eight zeros on board

Pittsburgh's No. 8 prospect matches season high with nine K's
June 30, 2017

After being staked to an early two-run lead Thursday night, Steven Brault made sure it stood up with an efficient and dominant performance. Pittsburgh's No. 8 prospect scattered four hits and a walk while striking out nine and tying a career high by going eight innings as Triple-A Indianapolis silenced Durham, 4-0, at

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 6

June 7, 2017

Pirates LHP Steven Brault, Triple-A Indianapolis: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 97 pitches, 58 strikes -- The Pirates' 

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 1

Pirates' Brault tosses gem; Kingery homers again on perfect day
June 2, 2017

Pirates LHP Steven Brault, Triple-A Indianapolis: 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 8 K -- Thursday marked the sixth straight start in which Brault, the Bucs' No. 8 prospect, allowed one or zero runs. This time his seven scoreless innings came against first-place Lehigh Valley, which leads the

Font turns strikeouts into Pitcher of Week nod

Oklahoma City righty racked up 25 K's over 12 innings last week
May 22, 2017

Wilmer Font was in "attack mode" last week, and it almost brought his pitching coach to tears.On May 15, Font struck out 15 and carried a perfect game into the seventh inning, a performance that could've been enough to earn Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week on its own.

Brault posts seven zeros for Indianapolis

Pirates No. 8 prospect rolls through longest outing of the season
May 21, 2017

Steven Brault has gotten kind of used to performing a high-wire act on the mound, but was even happier to get through a start for Triple-A Indianapolis with some efficiency."If you ask my mom or dad -- who have been watching me pitch forever -- that's kind of like my

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 16

Urias collects four more hits; Devers continues hot month
May 17, 2017

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