• Analysis
    Winter League Playoffs 1/6 — Hernandez Goes 4-for-4; Welch Homers

    Playoffs continue in the Caribbean Leagues, with a few Pirates' players and friends:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  5,  Aguilas del Zulia  3 Los Tigres picked up a playoff win, and they got started with a 3-run 1st inning.  A double and two singles plated the first run, then a sacrifice...

  • Analysis
    Minor League Depth — Middle Infield

    For the most part, “middle infield prospect” means “shortstop prospect.” A player with the ability to play secondbase at the major league level will usually be able to play short at the amateur and minor league levels. As a result, most major league secondbaseman start off at shortstop. There may be a...

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    This Date in Pirates History: January 6

    Just like yesterday there are no major transactions on this particular date or big time player with birthdays so the lesser known players take the spotlight starting with a couple recent pitchers. Jimmy Barthmaier (1984) Pitcher for the 2008 Pirates. He was drafted by the Houston Astros in 2003 and pitched for...

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