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Author: Ryan Palencer

Ryan has been following Indianapolis baseball for most of his life, and the Pirates since they became the affiliate in 2005. He began writing for Pirates Prospects in 2013, in a stint that ran through 2016 (with no service time manipulation played in). Ryan rejoined the team in 2022, covering Indianapolis once again. He has covered the Pirates in four different big league stadiums. Ryan was also fortunate enough to cover the 2015 Futures Game in Cincinnati.

Teaching the MLB Mindset in Triple-A

Positive emotions and feelings are a consistent message with the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Indianapolis manager Miguel Perez, feels that confidence and positive...

Rodolfo Castro is working on his defense to get back to Pittsburgh

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Between Pittsburgh and Indianapolis, Rodolfo Castro has provided some thump with the bat this year. In 81 games between the big leagues...

Travis Swaggerty on Learning the Corners

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - One aspect easily gleaned from Travis Swaggerty is the pride that he takes in his defense as a center fielder. He...

Bryse Wilson Looking to Get Beyond First Inning Woes

There were high hopes as a starter this season for Bryse Wilson with the Pirates. It has not gone exactly to plan, as Wilson...

Mason Martin Working on Adjustments to Shorten Swing

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - After taking the league by storm for the first month of the season, Mason Martin has hit an extended rough patch. Through...

Indianapolis Highlights the Pirates’ Youth Movement

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The hitting prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates' system are used to being the youngest on the field. For example, since the 2019...

Cody Bolton Discusses Pitches and Limits

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Cody Bolton was a bit of a forgotten prospect coming into the year. After having not pitched in a couple of years...

Canaan Smith-Njigba takes hard-nosed approach

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - It’s pretty simple to see how 23-year-old Canaan Smith-Njigba earned his first Major League promotion this week with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Throughout...

What Leads Oneil Cruz to the Easy Power Numbers He’s Shown Lately?

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Over the past few weeks, we have seen Oneil Cruz appear to barely swing at a ball on several occasions, only...

Ji-hwan Bae Looks to Continue Second-Half Trend

Ji-hwan Bae has made a strong first impression in Triple-A, during the typically colder months. Bae has a .287/.367/.466 line in 199 plate appearances heading...

Mason Martin Focuses on His Defense at First Base

Much of the hot press on Mason Martin has been about his ability to hit the ball a long way. However, Martin has another strength...

Bligh Madris reworks swing to gain elevation

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Bligh Madris is a new hitter. This is apparent both from his big Spring Training, to just watching his swing. Last season, Madris...

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