• Analysis
    A Tale of Projectability

    We often hear about "projectability" with young pitchers.  The idea is that a tall, skinny kid will add velocity to his frame as he fills out and matures.  Often it seems that every tall, skinny kid has projectability.  However, not every player with projectability will end up throwing in the upper 90s....

  • 2011 Draft
    Poll: How Many HRs Will Rendon Hit This Weekend?

    How many homers will Rendon hit this weekend? The 2011 college baseball season starts today, with top draft prospect Anthony Rendon playing at 5:30 PM EST against Stanford in the first game of a three game series this weekend.  Check out the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Prospects Preview for more information about...

  • Analysis
    2011Prospect Watching: Rojas, Gravatt, Bencsko

    Continuing to look at Pirates' minor leaguers as we move further into spring training.... Today we'll look at three outfielders all acquired in the 2010 amateur draft.

    Mel Rojas Jr. --  Bats both/ throws right,  6' 3",  200 lb
    Rojas was the first position player the Pirates took in...

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