• Analysis
    Baseball America’s Top 150 Prospect Lists

    Marte ended up being rated in the top 150 by five of six Baseball America analysts. Baseball America released their 2011 top 100 prospects a week ago, with three Pittsburgh Pirates prospects making the list.  Those players were Jameson Taillon, Tony Sanchez, and Stetson Allie.  Today, in the Ask BA segment, Jim...

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    2011 Prospect Watching: Baker and Anderson

    Continuing to look at the first basemen in the Pirates' minor league organization:

    Aaron Baker --  Bats L/ Throws R,  6' 2",  220 lbs
    Baker was chosen in the 11th round of the 2009 draft, and began his pro career right away with the State College Spikes.  He was...

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    Kevin Creagh on Savran on Sports

    Kevin Creagh of Pirates Prospects was on Savran on Sports today, discussing last week's interview with Pittsburgh Pirates' president Frank Coonelly. If you missed the interview, you can check it out here on the ESPN 970 web site. KDKA's #1 Cochran Sports Showdown also discussed the interview last night.  You can watch...

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    Four Pirates in Kevin Goldstein’s Top 101 Prospects

    Taillon is the number eight prospect in the majors, according to Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus. Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus has released his top 101 prospects for the 2011 season.  Goldstein has four Pirates prospects on the list, with a bit of a surprise from the other lists that have been...

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    2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 2/28

    Here is a recap of how each of the top 2011 draft prospects did this past week.  Click on their names to go to their tracker pages. ANTHONY RENDON Rendon is starting to heat up, hitting his first two home runs this weekend. Rendon started off the season on a slow note...

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    The Battle of the Pirates Blogs

    Thanks to your votes, Pirates Prospects has reached the Final Four of The Best Pittsburgh Sports Blog tournament, hosted by Sean's Ramblings.  Pirates Prospects takes on fellow Pirates blog, Raise the Jolly Roger, in a battle between the last two remaining Pirates blogs in the tournament.  Brian has a great site, so...

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    Kevin Creagh on Savran on Sports Today

    Kevin Creagh of Pirates Prospects will be on Savran on Sports on ESPN 970 at 11:30 AM today.  Kevin will be discussing last week's interview with Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly. You can listen on the show's web site by clicking here.... To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to...

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    The More Important Topic That Coonelly Discussed

    A week ago we posted our interview with Frank Coonelly, discussing a wide variety of topics relating to the Pittsburgh Pirates.  However, it seems that only one topic received attention, and it wasn't even one of the interesting topics. The discussion about payroll and attendance has been repeated many times.  The comments...

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    Beckman’s Surprise Appearance

    Pirates  10,  Rays  3

    The Pirates posted 13 hits on their way to 10 runs in their McKechnie Field opener on Sunday afternoon.  CF Andrew McCutchen had three hits, including a solo homer for the Pirates' first run of the game, and a double.  RF Garrett Jones also had...

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    Ryan Beckman On Today’s Game

    Beckman pitched 1.2 innings in today's Spring Training game. During today's Pirates spring opener versus the Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Kevin Correia wasn't able to complete his schedule two innings due to reaching his pitch count. Prior to the game, Joe Beimel, who was scheduled to make his spring debut, felt...

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