• Prospect Reports
    Shut Out Is A Tough Start To Indians’ Road Trip

    Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  4,  Indianapolis Indians  0 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians just finished a very successful home stand, winning 8 of 10 games, and propelling themselves into first place in the International League Western Division.  Today they began an 8-game road trip and a 4-game series against Lehigh Valley, but...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Alderson Returns to Rotation With Decent Results

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  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Should the Pirates Replace Correia in the Rotation?

    After the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-hander A.J. Burnett during the off-season, Kevin Correia looked to be the odd man out of the rotation. Having six options, it looked as if Correia would start the season in the bullpen with the opportunity for a spot start if needed. But after Burnett’s fluke accident...

  • 2012 Draft
    Keith Law’s Mock Draft is Latest to Have Marrero Going to Pirates

    Keith Law released his first mock draft of the year today. With the eighth overall pick, Law has Deven Marrero going to the Pirates. That’s the same as Baseball America’s mock draft last week. In the top seven picks, Law had Mark Appel, Byron Buxton, Lucas Giolito, Kevin Gausman, Mike Zunino, Albert...

  • Analysis
    West Virginia Has A Power Hitting OF After All

    If I told you at the start of the 2012 season that a West Virginia Power corner OF had a triple slash line of .304/.351/.528 (879 OPS, 224 ISO), you would be ecstatic that Josh Bell was having such a great breakout season. But Josh Bell has been out since April 24 after surgery...

  • 2012 Draft
    Baseball America Releases Top 100 Draft Prospects

    Baseball America has released their top 100 draft prospects for the upcoming draft, complete with scouting reports. The list is for subscribers, and is broken down in groups of 25 on their draft page. The top six in order aren’t a surprise. Baseball America went with Byron Buxton, Mike Zunino, Kyle Zimmer,...

  • International News
    Pirates Rumored to Be One of Eight Interested in Taiwanese Infielder

    According to Taiwan Baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of eight major league teams who have shown serious interest in Taiwanese infielder Tzu-Wei Lin. The site mentions that Lin should receive a seven figure bonus, which would be the highest signing bonus for an amateur non-pitcher out of Taiwan. Other teams that...

  • 2012 Draft
    Scouting Will Be Important in Draft, As Pirates Don’t Anticipate Going Over-Slot

    The Major League Baseball draft is three weeks away. The Pittsburgh Pirates pick eighth overall, which is the first time they’ve picked outside of the top four since 2005, when the club selected Andrew McCutchen with the 11th overall choice. In the past two years under Neal Huntington, the Pirates have had...

  • Analysis
    What Solutions Can the Pirates Make on Offense?

    Matt Hague has recently picked up at the plate in Triple-A. While the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff has been impressive this season, the offense has struggled to score runs. Their 100 runs scored is ranked dead last in the Majors this season. They are near the bottom in other offensive categories. Their .222 average...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 15

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including the first twenty game winner in franchise history. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look at an amazing performance by the Great One in a losing effort. Al McBean (1938) Pitcher for the Pirates from 1961 until 1968, then...

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