Comments on: Interview with Jim Benedict: Part Two Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:03:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kevin Mon, 02 May 2011 03:34:00 +0000 The Pirates have done a great job with their young pitchers on working the fastball and throwing strikes. Last I checked the young WV staff was averaging less than 2 walks per game with a 4:1 K:BB ratio. That’s great teaching!