• Arizona Fall League
    AFL Recap 11/4: Grossman Homers

    The Mesa Solar Sox won 12-10 against Salt River today.  Robbie Grossman was the only Pittsburgh Pirates prospect to play this afternoon.  He went 1-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base, and hit his 7th homer of the season.  Grossman now has a .370/.471/.630 line in exactly 100 at-bats during the...

  • Transactions
    Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Free Agents

    The following Pittsburgh Pirates have elected for minor league free agency, per Baseball America: RHP: Jose Ascanio (AAA), Anthony Claggett (AA), Nelson Figueroa (AAA), Sean Gallagher (AAA), Kevin Hart (AAA), Aaron Heilman (AAA), Steven Jackson (AAA), Brett Sinkbeil (AA), Tyler Yates (AAA) LHP: Dan Meyer (AAA), Garrett Olson (AAA), Justin Thomas (AAA), Aaron Thompson...

  • News and Rumors
    CBA Updates: Hard Slotting and Type A Compensation

    Jayson Stark has some updates on the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement talks between the owners and the union.  The topics that are relevant to the Pittsburgh Pirates: -The owners, led by Bud Selig, are still demanding hard slotting in the draft.  The union is holding firm in resisting that.  I've written before...

  • News and Rumors
    Trade Target – All of the A’s, apparently

    Today on Major League Baseball Trade Rumors (MLBTR), there was a piece about how the Oakland A's are willing to listen to offers on any of their players. Is there a chance that the Pirates can benefit from this event?

  • Arizona Fall League
    Arizona Fall League Pictures

    The following pictures were sent in by Pirates Prospects reader AngelsFan4Ever, who has been attending the Arizona Fall League games. Gerrit Cole Robbie Grossman Brock Holt Jarek Cunningham A big thanks to AngelsFan for the pictures!... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: November 4

    Born on this date in 1930 was long-time Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Dick Groat, who won the 1960 NL MVP. The Pirates signed him as an amateur free agent in June of 1952 out of Duke University and brought him right to the majors. He also played in the NBA that year as...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Watched Jamie Moyer Pitch

    According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the teams that have sent scouts to watch soon-to-be 49 year old left hander Jamie Moyer pitch.  Moyer is recovering from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent in 2010, and which cost him the entire 2011 season.  Rosenthal quoted scouts who said...

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