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Prospects reflect on debuting in 2020

Bailey, Stephenson, Brubaker shine in first stints with big clubs
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August 3, 2020

The words "new normal" have become a major part of the lexicon eight months into 2020. They apply to just about every aspect of daily life and baseball by extension. With the abbreviated Major League season underway, a slew of promising prospects seem to be making their debuts nightly. A

Brubaker makes MLB debut Sunday in St. Louis

Right-hander becomes 89th former Power player to reach the big leagues
July 27, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 27, 2020) – After making the Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day roster, former Power pitcher J.T. Brubaker made his MLB debut for the Pirates Sunday in St. Louis at Busch Stadium. Brubaker is the 89th former Power player to debut in the big leagues, as well as the

Hayes stands tall in stacked Pirates infield

No. 48 prospect honored for brilliance on both sides of the ball
December 3, 2018

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization.Click here to locate your favorite club.The Pirates' decision to be buyers at the 2018 trade deadline cost them a hefty

Hayes snags honor from Pirates

No. 2 prospect named Minor League Player of the Year
September 21, 2018

The honors continue to pile up for Ke'Bryan Hayes.Less than a month after he was tabbed an Eastern League postseason All-Star, MLB.com's No. 52 overall prospect was named the Pirates' Minor League Player of the Year. Right-hander J.T. Brubaker received Pitcher of the Year honors.

Hayes, Brubaker honored with Pirates minor league awards

Hayes named Player of the Year, Brubaker named Pitcher of the Year
September 21, 2018

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Pirates named Altoona Curve third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes as their Minor League Player of the Year and former Curve right-hander J.T. Brubaker as their Minor League Pitcher of the Year for the 2018 season, the club announced during a pregame ceremony at PNC Park on Friday

Braves' Anderson awarded for latest gem

Florida right-hander took no-no into eighth to capture FSL honor
August 6, 2018

Ian Anderson didn't think he had a no-hitter going for Class A Advanced Florida last Wednesday, until he did. Even when he combined with relievers Justin Kelly and Brandon S. White to throw 10 hitless innings, the Fire Frogs still hadn't technically finished off the feat. (They eventually lost, 6-3,

Indians' Meadows finds greener pastures

Bucs No. 2 prospect logs three hits, Brubaker shines in IL debut
May 10, 2018

Austin Meadows started to heat up at the plate at the end of April, but when his bat cooled in May, he tried not to fixate on the numbers. Instead, he looked at the larger picture and figured that, eventually, things could start to break his way if he kept

Brubaker pitches Curve to commanding lead

Pirates prospect goes career-high eight innings in EL Finals
September 13, 2017

 TRENTON, New Jersey -- Although J.T. Brubaker treated Wednesday's game like any other start, he noticed something unique as the innings went on."Just something felt different out there. It felt like there was nothing that [Trenton] could really do," he said. "I just had a gut feeling that I was

Curve's Brubaker posts season-high 10 K's

Pirates prospect tosses seven shutout innings, equals career high
June 13, 2017

J.T. Brubaker slogged through April, but he's put those struggles behind him with relative ease since the calendar flipped to May. And he did it by going on the offensive."I've just been attacking hitters, having that bulldog mentality on the mound and going right after them from pitch one to

Curve announce 2017 Opening Day roster

Team features ten members of last year's Curve squad and four of the Pirates' top 30 prospects
April 5, 2017

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