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Johnson, Solometo headline Pirates' Organization All-Stars

Pittsburgh's infielder, southpaw pacing path toward The Show
November 8, 2023

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Pittsburgh Pirates. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Indianapolis: 70-78 Double-A

Priester, Rodriguez pack a punch for Pirates

Future batterymates headline balanced group of All-Star talent
December 7, 2022

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Gonzales primed for future success in Steel City

Bucs' sparkplug second baseman highlights system on the upswing
December 17, 2021

Each offseason, 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.

White keeps piling up zeros for Saguaros

No. 29 Rangers prospect lowers league-best ERA to 1.16
November 9, 2021

Scottsdale 2, Surprise 1 Owen White continued his dominance in the desert with four more scoreless innings. The right-hander worked around a hit and a pair of walks while striking out four. The No. 29 Rangers prospect is sporting an AFL-best 1.16 ERA with a 0.94 WHIP, a .143 opponents’

Gonzales, Stott spark offense for Javelinas

Pirates, Phillies prospects combine for eight hits, six RBIs
October 26, 2021

Peoria 15, Mesa 7 The Javelinas put together their most impressive offensive performance of the Fall League season in Tuesday's win over the Solar Sox. Led by Nick Gonzales (Pirates) and Bryson Stott (Phillies), who posted four hits apiece, Peoria racked up 17 knocks. Gonzales, MLB’s No. 62 overall prospect,

Hoppers win Game 3 as four pitchers combine for 19 strikeouts

Blake Sabol's RBI single drives in go-ahead run as Greensboro takes 2-1 lead in High-A East Championship series
September 27, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. ― Blake Sabol's sharp single up the middle drove home Lolo Sanchez with the tie-breaking run in the seventh inning, and four Greensboro pitchers combined for 19 strikeouts, lifting the Grasshoppers to a 6-5 victory over the top-seeded Hot Rods in Game 3 of the High-A East

Quinn Priester pitches Hoppers to Game 2 victory, evens series

Matt Gorski's two-run double key hit as Hoppers even series with Bowling Green
September 24, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Let's face it: The last home game of this magical summer was a must-win game. And the Greensboro Grasshoppers responded with a must-win effort. Prized prospect Quinn Priester pitched like a future ace, Matt Gorski hit a clutch two-run double and the Hoppers beat the top-seeded Bowling Green

Hoppers lose Game 1 when Bowling Green rallies in 9th inning

Victory just out of reach as lead slips away from Greensboro in opener
September 24, 2021

GREENSBORO ― So close. So very close. A few inches here, a few inches there, and a victory turns into a loss. Such is the nature of playoff baseball, when the last few outs are the hardest to get and every pitch can be a game-changer. Curtis Mead's clutch single

2021 MiLB playoffs preview: High-A

Luciano, Eugene travel to Spokane; Hot Rods face 'Hoppers
September 21, 2021

Following the lost season in 2020 and the sweeping changes made throughout Minor League Baseball, representatives from each of the three High-A leagues will go straight to the Finals to decide its 2021 champion with best-of-5 series, starting Tuesday. This is a departure from past procedures, when each of the

Hoppers close regular season with victory, No. 2 seed in title series

Greensboro players finish 1-2-3 in batting title race; Hoppers to host first two games of championship series
September 20, 2021

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. ― The regular season is over. And now it's on to the championship series. Will Matthiessen's RBI single in the top of the seventh inning drove home Jared Triolo with the go-ahead run as the Greensboro Grasshoppers beat the Hudson Valley Renegades 6-5 at Dutchess Stadium on

Hoppers win at Hudson Valley, pull one win away from postseason berth

Aaron Shackelford goes 3-for-3 with 3 RBIs, and Lolo Sanchez hits his 17th home run as Hoppers clobber Renegades 10-1
September 15, 2021

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. ― One more win. Just one. That's all the Greensboro Grasshoppers need to lock up a spot in next week's High-A East championship series. Aaron Shackelford went 3-for-3 with a double, two walks and three RBIs, and Lolo Sanchez hit his 17th home run and swiped his

Hoppers lose series, but need just 2 wins for playoff spot

Greensboro has lost 4 straight games, but heads to Hudson Valley with 3-game lead
September 12, 2021

LAKEWOOD, N.J. ― Here's the deal: The Greensboro Grasshoppers need to win two games this week to get into the postseason. That's it, and that's all. But the Hoppers head into their final six-game series of the regular season this week against the Hudson Valley Renegades in Wappingers Falls, N.Y.,

BlueClaws hold Hoppers to 3 hits in shutout

With 8 games left in season, Greensboro's magic number to clinch playoff berth remains at 4
September 11, 2021

LAKEWOOD, N.J. ― Right-hander Tyler Phillips made his first start for Jersey Shore, and he and two relievers combined on a three-hit shutout, leading the host BlueClaws to a 6-0 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Friday night at FirstEnergy Park. Despite the loss, Greensboro's magic number for clinching a

Hudson Valley snaps Hoppers' 8-game winning streak

Andres Alvarez homers in 3rd consecutive game, but Hoppers lose as Renegades' offense goes wild
September 6, 2021

GREENSBORO ― The postgame fireworks were spectacular. The in-game fireworks snapped the Greensboro Grasshoppers' eight-game winning streak. Everson Pereira hit three of Hudson Valley's 10 home runs, and the Renegades staved off a six-game series sweep by defeating the Grasshoppers 23-4 on Sunday night in Greensboro's regular-season home finale at

Hoppers sweep Renegades in pennant race doubleheader

Quinn Priester continues shutout streak, and Will Matthiessen has 4 RBIs to lead sweep as Greensboro pads playoff lead on Hudson Valley
September 3, 2021

GREENSBORO ― The games dwindle away, one by one. And the Greensboro Grasshoppers get closer and closer to a spot in the postseason. Will Matthiessen homered and drove in four runs in the opener, and ace Quinn Priester struck out six in six shutout innings in the second game, leading

Nick Gonzales' walk-off grand slam lifts Hoppers to key win

Grasshoppers move 1 1/2 games ahead of Hudson Valley in race for playoff spot
September 1, 2021

GREENSBORO ― From May through August, player development is Job One in the minor leagues and far more important than the final scores of games. But with September coming on and time getting short, it's all about winning. It's all about steady nerves, big pitches and clutch hits. Hits like

Nick Gonzales' 3 home runs, 8 RBIs lead Hoppers to win

Gonzales hits grand slam, 3-run homer and solo shot as Greensboro stays in thick of pennant race
August 29, 2021

ASHEVILLE ― Nick Gonzales hit three of Greensboro's six home runs and finished with eight RBIs, and the Grasshoppers beat the Asheville Tourists 19-11 in a wild series finale Sunday afternoon at McCormick Field. All nine men in Greensboro's lineup had at least one hit ― the team combined 19

Quinn Priester, Colin Selby strike out 19 in one-hit shutout

Hoppers hitters slug 4 home runs to support superb pitching in 8-0 victory
August 28, 2021

ASHEVILLE ― Quinn Priester and Colin Selby combined for 19 strikeouts in a one-hit shutout, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers offense hit four home runs in an 8-0 victory over the Asheville Tourists at McCormick Field on Friday night. Priester (6-3, 2.86 ERA) struck out the first nine Asheville batters of

Hoppers lose series opener at Asheville

Blake Sabol goes 3-for-4 in loss, and Hoppers remain half-game out of playoff spot
August 25, 2021

ASHEVILLE ― Shay Whitcomb went 4-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs, and every man in Asheville's lineup had at least one hit as the Tourists beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 13-6 in their series opener Tuesday night at McCormick Field. Blake Sabol went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and

Nick Gonzales sparks Hoppers to series finale win over Hot Rods

Gonzales' 4 hits moves him up to fifth in the league's batting title race; Hoppers a half-game out of playoff spot
August 22, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Nick Gonzales went 4-for-5 with a home run and a double, continuing a torrid August and leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to an 11-6 victory over the Bowling Green Hot Rods on Sunday afternoon at First National Bank Field. Gonzales, a 22-year-old second baseman picked seventh overall in the

Hot Rods pitchers combine on 1-hit shutout of Hoppers

Greensboro manages just two baserunners in 10-0 loss to Bowling Green
August 22, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Miller Hogan and two relievers combined on a one-hit shutout and the Bowling Green Hot Rods hit three more home runs on the way to a 10-0 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at First National Bank Field on Saturday night. Nick Gonzales just missed a home run leading

Another Will Matthiessen walk-off hit lifts Hoppers to win

Matthiessen's single in the 9th inning snaps Greensboro's 3-game losing streak
August 21, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Will Walk-Off strikes again. But this time he didn't need extra innings. Will Matthiessen slapped a 2-2 pitch the opposite way, hitting a single to right field with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to drive in the winning run, lifting the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a

Matt Gorski extends hit streak to 10 in Hoppers loss to Hot Rods

Bowling Green wins 10-2 to spoil Gorski's return from 7-day injured list
August 18, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Jared Triolo hit his 13th home run of the season, and Matt Gorski returned from the injured list and extended his hitting streak to 10 games, but the Greensboro Grasshoppers lost to the Bowling Green Hot Rods 10-2 in a matchup of the High-A East's top two teams

Quinn Priester's dominant start leads Hoppers to 5th straight win

Nick Gonzales goes 4-for-5 as Greensboro improves to 15-7 in "Battle of I-40" rivalry
August 13, 2021

WINSTON-SALEM ― Ace right-hander Quinn Priester turned in his best start as a pro, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to their fifth straight victory, a 4-1 win over the Winston-Salem Dash on Friday night at Truist Stadium. Priester (5-3, 2.80 ERA), a 20-year-old rated by MLB Pipeline as the No. 2

Lolo Sanchez hits 2 homers as Hoppers clinch I-40 rivalry

Greensboro clinches "Battle of I-40" season series, and pulls into tie for second playoff spot
August 11, 2021

WINSTON-SALEM ― Lolo Sanchez hit two home runs, a grand slam and a two-run shot, and relief pitcher Bear Bellomy took over the league lead in wins, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 9-5 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash on Wednesday at Truist Stadium. Sanchez finished 2-for-5 with six RBIs