John Dreker

  • Analysis
    Altoona Curve Game Recap: 6/30/11

    This Aaron Pribanic I saw tonight was not the same one I saw a month ago in Trenton. Pribanic doesn't get many swing and misses, he relies on pitching to contact and excellent control down in the zone. When he is up in the zone, he gets hit hard and the first...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/30/11

    For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. We have added the 2nd half records for the two teams that split their season for playoff purposes. Both the FSL and SAL send their first and second half champs to the...

  • Analysis
    Is the 2007 Draft Better Than We Thought?

    We all know that the Pirates made a mistake when they passed over Matt Wieters in the 2007 draft, but for the people who follow the draft closely, the rest of the draft looked even worse with a bunch of overdrafts and roster fillers. Now it should be noted that just four years later...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/29/11

    For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. We have added the 2nd half records for the two teams that split their season for playoff purposes. Both the FSL and SAL send their first and second half champs to the...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/28/11

    For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The GCL game versus the Phillies was postponed by rain with the Pirates up 1-0 in the 2nd. They will finish the game today and then play today’s regularly scheduled game which...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Sign International Free Agent Dennis Hurtarte

    The Pirates have signed their first player from Guatemala, first baseman Dennis Hurtarte. He was watched by numerous teams in the last three months during tryouts in both the Dominican and in Florida.  His agent had close ties with the Mariners, Braves and Mets but the Pirates were able to sign him....

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/27/11

    For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Both the GCL and the VSL Pirates teams had off yesterday. They each resume their schedule today versus the Phillies affiliates in their respective leagues. Justin Wilson was originally scheduled to pitch...

  • Analysis
    The 1900 Pittsburgh Pirates

    While the Honus Wagner trade obviously added a lot of talent, and the 1899 Pirates had a winning record (76-73), they were still the 7th best team in league coming into the 1900 National League season. Also three of the teams that were worse than the Pirates in 1899 were cut from...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/26/11

    For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. Both the GCL and the VSL Pirates teams have off today. They each resume their schedule on Monday versus the Phillies affiliates in their respective leagues.  West Virginia has not announced their...

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    Minor League Schedule: 6/25/11

    For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here.  All eight teams play today, yesterday was the first time that happened this year. Stetson Allie makes his 2nd career start tonight for State College.  The 20 year old 2010 2nd round...

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