• Prospect Reports
    West Virginia Power Player Reports 8/27/11

    Reports on Zack Von Rosenberg, Drew Maggi, Brooks Pounders, Elias Diaz, and Andy Vasquez.

  • Game Recaps
    Game 132 Recap: Lincoln Sharp, Offense Present in Win

    Brad Lincoln tossed six scoreless innings and participated in a barrage against nemesis Chris Carpenter. The Pirates scored seven runs and had five extra base hits to support Lincoln. Pittsburgh’s first run came in the second courtesy of a two out double from Garrett Jones and an RBI single from Josh Harrison....

  • Top Stories
    Luis Heredia’s First Pro Season

    A year ago, on August 19th, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed right handed pitcher Luis Heredia, the top pitching prospect out of Mexico, and arguably the top international prospect in 2010.  Heredia signed for $2.6 M, which set a Pirates’ franchise record for the biggest signing bonus for an international player. On Thursday,...

  • Analysis
    Luis Heredia Video Recaps

    Luis Heredia wrapped up his first season as a pro this week, making his final start on August 25th.  Terry Mathews was in attendance for two of his final starts, and captured the following videos of Heredia's outings. 8/13/11 - Terry's Recap Here 8/25/11 - Terry's Recap Here ... To continue reading...

  • Top Stories
    Are We There Yet? Part Two

    This is the second part of a look at how the Pirates’ farm system stood at the beginning of 2007, compared to how it may look at the beginning of 2012. The assignments for 2012 are, of course, just my best guesses. Also See: Are We There Yet? Part One Catcher 2007:...

  • Analysis
    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Cardinals’ Probable Starting Pitchers (Part 2)

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each series, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitchers expected to oppose the Pirates. The charts below show the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 131 Recap: Berkman’s Blast is the Difference

    The Pirates failed to hold onto a couple of leads as St. Louis captured the second game of the series. Lance Berkman hit a two run blast off Jose Veras in the eighth to give the Cards their first lead of the game at 5-4. And that was how it stayed. Pittsburgh...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 8/27/11

    Today's probable pitchers: Brian Burres, Brett Sinkbeil, Brett Lorin, Zack Von Rosenberg and Nick Kingham

  • Prospect Watch
    Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/26/11

    Another good start from Jose Ascanio, Matt Curry hits his first homer in a month, and big performances at the plate in the short season leagues.

  • Analysis
    Ascanio, Brown, and Hernandez Boost Tribe Over Clippers

    Indianapolis Indians  2,  Columbus Clippers  1 Jose Ascanio earned his second win with 5 shutout innings. The Indians took a slim lead, then held on tight, to squeak out a win over the Clippers at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio tonight.  Starter Jose Ascanio made his second straight start,...

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