Pirates Possibly Looking At Didi Gregorius
Mar24

Pirates Possibly Looking At Didi Gregorius

According to Jon Morosi, the Pittsburgh Pirates have had trade discussions with the Arizona Diamondbacks for shortstop Didi Gregorius. There were no details from Morosi on what the Diamondbacks could be looking for as a possible return, though they do need starting pitching. Gregorius is a 24-year-old, who hit .252/.332/.373 in 103 games last year, his first full season in the majors.  Gregorius also played briefly for the Cincinnati...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Brown Throws Eight Scoreless, Homers Twice
Mar23

Draft Prospect Watch: Brown Throws Eight Scoreless, Homers Twice

Today we wrap up the sixth weekend of the college baseball season by focusing on a pitcher that has moved up the draft charts and his match-up versus a strong hitting team. We also take a look at the best college relievers and some former Pirates draft picks. On Saturday night, we focused on the best college hitters and the night before we took a look at the Friday night college starters. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th. The...

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Pirates Have Talked Extension With Starling Marte
Mar23

Pirates Have Talked Extension With Starling Marte

According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates approached left fielder Starling Marte with a contract extension twice during the Winter and each time he turned them down. That doesn’t mean that Marte won’t sign an extension though, Biertempfel points out that he is still open to the idea of signing long-term. Marte doesn’t hit free agency until 2019 and he won’t be eligible for arbitration until after the...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Max Pentecost Homers, Drives In Six Runs
Mar22

Draft Prospect Watch: Max Pentecost Homers, Drives In Six Runs

It’s the sixth weekend of the college baseball season and like every Saturday night, we will focus on the best college hitters that are draft eligible this year. Yesterday, we took a look at the Friday night college starters. The 2014 draft begins on June 5th. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the 24th pick in the first round this year. They also picked 65th overall in the second round and 74th, which is their competitive balance pick. For...

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More Praise For Pirates Young Talent
Mar22

More Praise For Pirates Young Talent

In the latest issue of Baseball America, J.J. Cooper and others ranked the top players by age(from 16 to 25) and the Pittsburgh Pirates had five representatives on the list. For each age, Cooper listed the top five players, so 50 names in all made the list. Michael de la Cruz was named the fifth best 17-year-old. The center fielder was also named one of the top 20 players from the 2013 DSL/VSL season and one of ten international...

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