• Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Rojas Just Misses Cycle, Nick Kingham on a Roll

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  • Analysis
    Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon in Keith Law’s Top Ten

    Keith Law has released his updated top 25 prospects today for ESPN Insider subscribers. He notes that it is early for an update to the top 100, but that the top 25 has changed a lot due to the promotions and injuries. Law had pitchers Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole ranked in...

  • Analysis
    Jason Grilli Has Been a Huge Asset to the Bullpen

    Grilli has been the eighth inning guy for the Bucs this season. PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Back from the bereavement list on Wednesday, Jason Grilli showed no signs of rust after making his first  appearance in relief in three days. Grilli struck out the New York Mets' heart of the lineup -- Kirk Nieuwenhuis, David Wright and...

  • Transactions
    Duke Welker Promoted to Indianapolis

    According to Cory Giger, Duke Welker has been promoted to Indianapolis. The right-hander threw a perfect inning in relief today, striking out one. On the season with Altoona, Welker had a 2.31 ERA in 23.1 innings, with a 19:7 K/BB ratio. The walks were a very positive sign, as it was only...

  • 2012 Draft
    Jonathan Mayo’s Latest Mock Has Someone Other Than Marrero

    Jonathan Mayo has released his latest mock draft, this time previewing the first 20 picks in the draft. Last time he had Deven Marrero going to the Pirates. This time he’s got prep left hander Max Fried. This is the first mock draft from Mayo, Keith Law, or Baseball America that has...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Promote Jeff Inman to Altoona

    Jeff Inman has been promoted to Altoona. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-hander Jeff Inman to Altoona, per an Altoona press release. Inman was drafted in the 12th round of the 2009 draft and signed to an over-slot $450 K bonus. He came in to the year as one of the top...

  • 2012 Draft
    Weekend Pirates Draft Prospects Preview: 5/24-5/27

    The MLB draft is about a week and a half away. This will be the last weekend preview, as this is the last weekend on the schedule for college teams. Before getting to the schedule, let’s take a look at some of the recent draft updates, with my thoughts on each subject....

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 24

    Just two former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date and no major transactions, so we also take a look at a few games from the Pirates past. The first is from an early season pennant race before the turn of the century, as the Pirates take on one of the best...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 5/24/12

    In Indianapolis tonight, Rudy Owens goes against Jeff Francis, longtime pitching star for the Colorado Rockies. Francis, now pitching in the Reds system, has a 2-5 4.45 record this year. Altoona has an early morning start today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (25-20) VS Louisville...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: My Long Rant on System Ratings, the System’s Lack of Offense, and Pitching Depth

    Earlier today, Bob Smizik had an article about how he felt the Pirates' minor league system was weak in talent, taking exception to Keith Law's pre-season ranking that had the Pirates with the eighth best system. Certain parts of the article I agreed with: the Pirates don't have any immediate offensive help...

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