• Pirates History
    Mike Sandlock: Oldest Living Pirates Player

    With the help of a friend of mine named Al Simeone, Pirates Prospects was fortunate enough to get an interview(and some pictures) with a Pirates legend. Mike Sandlock played for the 1953 Pirates, his last season in the majors. His professional career began back in 1938 for the Huntington Bees of the...

  • Prospect Reports
    Gerrit Cole Live Report: 5/6/12

    Gerrit Cole made his 6th start as a pro on Sunday against the Tampa Yankees. His overall numbers were good but not great: 5 innings, 80 pitches (56 strikes), 2 runs, 3 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts. Cole was throwing all his pitches for strikes. He was consistently ahead in the count....

  • Prospect Reports
    Starling Marte Exits With Hand Injury in Indians 4-2 Win

    Indianapolis Indians  4,  Louisville Bats  2 (Box)       An 8th-inning rally broke a 2-2 tie to give the Indianapolis Indians the win at Victory Field this afternoon.  The win gives the Tribe a sweep of this brief 2-game series with the Louisville Bats.   Reliever Bryan Morris was the pitcher of...

  • Top Stories
    The Altoona Four Providing Depth and Trade Chips

    Jeff Locke, Bryan Morris, Rudy Owens, and Justin Wilson earned the group name “The Altoona Four” after all four pitchers put up strong numbers at the Double-A level in 2010. All four pitchers were expected to move up at some point in 2011. That point came at the start of the year...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Cole and Taillon On the Right Track For Double-A

    Top pitching prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon are both off to strong starts in high-A Bradenton.  After Sunday’s start, Cole has a 3.54 ERA in 28 innings during his first professional season, with a 34:10 K/BB ratio. He has struck out at least a batter an inning in each of his...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Cole Strikes Out Five in Five Innings

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  • Game Recaps
    Morton to Make Tweak to Sinker After Pirates 5-0 Loss

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Right-hander Charlie Morton said after Sunday’s 5-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds that he’s trying to get back in sync. Morton, who is known for his sinker, didn’t see much sink during his fourth outing of the season. During the 2011 season Morton allowed just six home runs over 171.2 innings —...

  • Pirates History
    The 1909 World Series: Game Five

    The Pittsburgh Pirates were shut down in game four of the 1909 World Series by the strong pitching of Detroit Tigers ace, George Mullin. The two teams had now gone back and forth with wins, the Pirates taking game one and three and the Tigers also winning game two in Pittsburgh. Without a...

  • Analysis
    Pregame: McCutchen “Not in a Good Place Physically”, Energy in Clubhouse

    Center fielder Andrew McCutchen is out of the lineup again on Sunday due to the stomach flu. The All-Star played in the Pirates 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night where he went 1-for-3 with a walk. McCutchen was also showing off his speed in the outfield, making several great running grabs...

  • Transactions
    2009 Seventh Round Pick Trent Stevenson Retires

    Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Trent Stevenson has retired, and has been placed on the "Voluntary Retirement" list by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Stevenson was drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 draft, and was given a $350,000 bonus to break his commitment to the University of Arizona. Stevenson had struggled the last...

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