Pirate Prospect #21 – Daniel Moskos

I am counting down my personal list of the top 25 Pirate prospects. You can follow the countdown here, or by clicking on the “Top 25 Prospects” link in the site header. Date of Birth: 4/28/1986 Height: 6’1″ Weight: 210 pounds Bats/Throws: R/L Position: P Drafted: First Round, 2007 (Clemson University) And we come to Daniel Moskos. You have to feel for this kid, as he was doomed from the beginning. Even if he...

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A Bit of Winter Playoffs

Los Gigantes del Cibao lead the Dominican League Round Robin playoffs with a 9-4 record.

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2009 win projection – CHONE

Update (1/14/2009, 1:00 PM): I made some adjustments using an updated spreadsheet published by Sky this morning. The new spreadsheet required increased total plate appearances, so I changed the numbers for many of the players. Also, I changed the projected ERA numbers to projected FIP, so that it represents the pitcher’s true talent level. With the adjustments, we are now down to 71 projected wins, which seems much more...

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Pirates sign Monroe to minor league deal

The Pirates signed Craig Monroe to a minor league contract today, including an invite to spring training. Monroe hit .202/.274/.405 in 179 plate appearances with the Twins last year, good for a .291 wOBA. That is slightly below replacement level, although it was an improvement on his .273 wOBA in 2007. Including his slightly below average outfield defense, Monroe has been at or below replacement level in each of the past three years....

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