• Top Stories
    What Has The Fastball Academy Produced?

    I’ve seen a few comments about the “Fastball Academy” the last few days, most notably one focused...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Prospects on Bucco Talk This Morning

    I'll be on Bucco Talk with Vinnie Richichi tomorrow morning just after 9:00 AM on 93.7 The FAN. I'll be talking Spring Training, including who looks good in camp, who will be replacing A.J. Burnett, some of the guys on minor league deals who could stick in the majors, and more. You...

  • Game Recaps
    Prospect Sanchez Homers in Intrasquad 4-4 Tie

    Sanchez homered in today's game. BRADENTON -- Catching prospect Tony Sanchez may have had a disappointing 2011 season in his first season at Double-A Altoona, but for his first Spring Training game in 2012, Sanchez made a good first impression. In his first at-bat in game action this spring, Sanchez took the...

  • Analysis
    2012 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

    This Spring there will be a lot of chances to either watch or listen to the Pittsburgh Pirates if you aren't down in Bradenton. ROOT Sports will be airing four games, MLB Network will air eleven games, including three live, and 93.7 The FAN will broadcast 16 games. The schedules for all...

  • Analysis
    (Video) Jose Osuna Taking Batting Practice

    Jose Osuna had a big year in his move to the United States in 2011. After just one season in the VSL, Osuna hit for a .331/.400/.511 line in 178 at-bats at the GCL level. He was named the fifth best prospect in the GCL last year by Baseball America. The Pirates...

  • Analysis
    (Video) Robbie Grossman Batting Practice

    It was kind of a short day today here at Pirate City. At the end of the day I recorded some batting practice, including Robbie Grossman from both sides of the plate. The video is below. ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our...

  • 2012 Draft
    Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 3/2-3/4

    The downside to last week was that Victor Roache was lost for the season, leaving one less player to track. The upside this week is that I found stats for prep third baseman Trey Williams. Williams plays for Valencia High School in California, and is a power hitting third base prospect. He...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Prospects Soaking up First Big League Camp

    BRADENTON -- For Gerrit Cole, Robbie Grossman, Matt Hague and Jordy Mercer, getting the opportunity to put on their Major League uniforms at Pirate City is a new experience -- it's their first big league camp. The past two weeks the young prospects have been suiting up in the clubhouse for their...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Burnett Undergoes Successful Surgery, Out 8-12 Weeks

    Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates BRADENTON -- Right-hander A.J. Burnett underwent successful surgery this morning to repair the fractured orbital bone in his right eye. In part of a three step process he will undergo, Burnett's very rough timetable to compete without restrictions at the Major League level is 8-12 weeks. “A.J. will work...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: March 2

    Seven former Pittsburgh Pirates have been born on this date including one from the 2011 squad. Starting with the most recent first, we have Brandon Wood (1985) third baseman/shortstop for the 2011 Pirates. The Pirates took him off waivers from the Angels on April 22,2011. He had played parts of five seasons...

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