• Injury Updates
    Starling Marte: Bruised But Not Broken

    Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Starling Marte, who was hit on the hand by a pitch in the 2nd inning of last night's game, has had X-rays that turned out negative.  His right hand is bruised and swollen, but there was no sign of a fracture.  It will still be a few days...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Mercer On a Hot Streak, Garcia Hits Sixth Homer

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  • Analysis
    Could the Pirates Still Get a Comp Pick For Derrek Lee?

    Over the off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates offered Derrek Lee arbitration, only to see the first baseman turn down the offer, which would have guaranteed him at least $8.5 M. Lee has yet to sign with another team, although he also hasn't officially retired. The Pirates would have received a compensation pick for...

  • Pirates History
    Mike Sandlock Interview: Part Two

    Part one of this interview can be read here. Mike Sandlock joined the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League in 1949, spending four seasons with the team before his return trip to the Pirates. There were two people from that team that were very influential in getting him back to the...

  • Analysis
    Draft Street FREE Fantasy Contest is BACK! $250 in Cash Prizes!

    A few weeks ago we held the first Draft Street free roll, giving you a chance to win part of a $200 prize pool, paid out to the top six teams. All you had to do was enter a FREE, one-night fantasy baseball contest. I got a lot of good feedback from...

  • Transactions
    Phil Irwin Promoted to Altoona

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted pitchers Phil Irwin and Josh Poytress from Bradenton to Altoona. Irwin's promotion is expected. He returned to Bradenton over the weekend after missing the early part of the season with an injury. He pitched half the season in Altoona last year and was always ticketed to return...

  • Analysis
    Weekly Prospects Chat Transcript 5/7

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  • Analysis
    Save $6 On the Pirates Prospects Books This Week

    It's Monday, which means there's a new discount code for the Pirates Prospects books. The minor league system hit 12 home runs last week. Each home run gives a discount of $0.50, which makes this week's discount $6. To use the discount, go to the Products page of the site, add a...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Pitching Staff Racking Up Punchouts

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had a pitch to contact staff during the 2011 season. That however, has changed so far in 2012. Out of all of the starters in the majors with three or more starts, the Pirates are the only team who have two that rank in the top 15 in K/9....

  • 2012 Draft
    2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/7

    STATS Mark Appel – 7.0 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, W (7-1) Kevin Gausman – 7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, ND Kyle Zimmer – Did Not Play Michael Wacha – 7.0 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 0...

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