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    Willy Garcia Has Some of the Best Power in the System, But One Thing Holds Him Back

    11 hours ago

    Almost exactly three years ago today, I wrote an article outlining some of the potential international breakout hitters in the lower levels. The article started out by ...

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    Q&A: Will Jung-ho Kang’s Presence Create Issues in the Pirates Dugout?

    14 hours ago

    Every Friday we run a Q&A with questions that I’ve received throughout the week. You can submit your questions all week by using the Q&A form on the ...

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    Talking Pirates Minor League Spring Training With David Todd and Ken Laird

    1 day ago

    This week saw the start of minor league camp over at Pirate City, which means I’ve been busy going back and forth from McKechnie, and have had a ...

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  • Tyler Glasnow

    Glasnow Dominates Upper Level Hitters in Spring Debut; Morton Shows Some Rust

    1 day ago

    Tyler Glasnow has pitched in McKechnie Field many times. He spent the entire 2014 season at the High-A level, making all of his home starts at the ...

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  • Josh Bell is the Pirates Prospects 2014 Minor League Player of the Year. (Photo credit: David Hague)

    See How Josh Bell is Doing in His Move to First Base

    1 day ago

    One of the big storylines in the minor league system this year will be Josh Bell’s move to first base. If successful, Bell turns into the first ...

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    News and Rumors

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    Five Pirates Among the Top 100 Players Right Now

    7 days ago

    On Wednesday night, MLB Network began their top 100 countdown of current Major League players. The countdown consisted of five shows, each an hour long, shown over ...

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    MLB Announces Pace of Play Changes For 2015 Season

    2 weeks ago

    On Friday, MLB announced the pace of play changes for the upcoming season that we heard about yesterday. There are four changes that will be put in ...

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    MLB Expected to Announce Pace of Play Rule Changes Tomorrow

    2 weeks ago

    According to Ken Rosenthal, Major League Baseball is expected to announce pace of play rule changes tomorrow. MLB expected to announce pace of play rules changes tomorrow, ...

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    West Virginia Black Bears Release Their Logo

    2 weeks ago

    The West Virginia Black Bears, the new minor league affiliate in Morgantown, released their team logo today. The logo can be seen below. The Black Bears are ...

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    Josh Harrison Ranks Third Among All Third Baseman

    3 weeks ago

    On MLB Network on Thursday night, they continued their top ten at each position series, listing the best third baseman right now. Josh Harrison ranked third among ...

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    Transactions

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    Pirates Agree to Terms With All 21 of Their Unsigned Players

    2 days ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they have agreed to terms with all 21 of their un-signed players on the 40-man roster. The list of players is ...

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    Pirates Acquire Steven Brault as PTBNL in Travis Snider Deal

    2 weeks ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday that they received 22-year-old left-handed starter Steven Brault from the Baltimore Orioles as the player to be named later in the ...

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    Pedro Alvarez Wins Arbitration Case

    2 weeks ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the day at 1-1 in their arbitration hearings this off-season, winning the decision against Neil Walker, and losing the decision against Vance Worley. Pedro ...

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    Pirates Sign 17-Year-Old Pitcher From South Africa

    3 weeks ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 17-year-old right-handed pitcher Vince Deyzel out of South Africa. He is listed at 6’2″, 180 pounds and just celebrated his birthday on ...

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    Pirates Sign Catcher Beau Maggi

    4 weeks ago

    According to Baseball America’s transactions, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed catcher Beau Maggi as a minor league free agent. He is the brother of Andrew Maggi, who ...

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    2015 Draft

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    Prospect Rankings

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    Where Would Steven Brault Rank in the Pirates 2015 Top 50?

    2 weeks ago

    On Friday, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they acquired left-handed pitching prospect Steven Brault from the Baltimore Orioles, completing the Travis Snider trade. Brault joins Stephen Tarpley ...

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    Averaging Out the Top Prospect Rankings

    2 weeks ago

    Baseball America released their top 100 prospects list on Thursday night. We now have five major prospect lists available, so it’s time to average out the lists ...

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  • Austin Meadows was sidelined for half a season with hamstring issues, but showed off some strong hitting in West Virginia when he returned.

    Five Pirates on Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects List

    2 weeks ago

    Update 10:35 PM: BA’s top 100 list is online now. You’ll notice for now that everyone is off by one and that is because they included Cuban ...

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    Three Pirates Make Fangraphs Top 100 List

    3 weeks ago

    On Tuesday morning, Fangraphs released their top 200 prospects list. Just three Pirates made the top 100, led by Tyler Glasnow in 12th, with Austin Meadows ranking ...

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  • Tyler Glasnow is the Pirates Prospects Minor League Pitcher of the Year for the second year in a row.

    Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top 20 Prospects

    4 weeks ago

    Over the last month, we have been counting down our top 20 Pittsburgh Pirates prospects for the 2015 season. We finished the countdown on Friday, with Tyler ...

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    Latest Analysis

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    Willy Garcia Has Some of the Best Power in the System, But One Thing Holds Him Back

    11 hours ago

    Almost exactly three years ago today, I wrote an article outlining some of the potential international breakout hitters in the lower levels. The article started out by ...

    Read More
  • Jung-ho Kang signing autographs.

    Q&A: Will Jung-ho Kang’s Presence Create Issues in the Pirates Dugout?

    14 hours ago

    Every Friday we run a Q&A with questions that I’ve received throughout the week. You can submit your questions all week by using the Q&A form on the ...

    Read More
  • Austin Meadows

    Austin Meadows Lowered His Hand Position to Add More Power

    2 days ago

    Ever since he was drafted, Austin Meadows was regarded as a prospect with power that you could dream about. He drew comps to Jay Bruce in the ...

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    Will the Snider Trade Result in the Pirates Finally Having a Left-Handed Starting Prospect?

    2 days ago

    Despite adding plenty of pitching through the draft over the last several years, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been short on the amount of quality left-handed pitching in their ...

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    Meet Connor Joe: The First Round Pick You Know Nothing About

    2 days ago

    This site is now in its seventh year of existence. For the last four years, I’ve been doing this full-time, allowing me to see every affiliate throughout the year, along ...

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    What is the Difference Between Mel Rojas and Keon Broxton?

    3 days ago

    Mel Rojas Jr. was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round of the 2010 MLB draft. The son of the former big league closer had ...

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