Joey Schoenfeld Interview

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted their catcher of the future when they took Tony Sanchez in the first round of the 2009 draft.  However, in the 10th round they selected a catcher out of the prep ranks when they selected Joey Schoenfeld.  Schoenfeld signed for $195,000, which is considered over-slot for a 10th round pick, passing up a commitment to play at San Diego State. Joey is a very athletic catcher with a lot of hitting potential....

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1890 Alleghenys: The Hitters

The following is from Pirates Prospects contributor John Dreker, as part of his ongoing Pirates History feature. The feature focuses on the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and every Sunday, John will take a look at a different piece of that history. Last week John reviewed the 1890 Alleghenys, owners of the worst record in franchise history.  This week John looks at the hitters from that 1890 Alleghenys team. Continuing on from my...

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Who Are the 1890 Alleghenys?

The following is from Pirates Prospects contributor John Dreker, as part of his ongoing Pirates History feature. The feature focuses on the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and every Sunday, John will take a look at a different piece of that history. This week John looks at the 1890 Alleghenys, owners of the worst record in Pittsburgh franchise history. When looking up Pirates futility records a good place to start is the 1890 team....

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Ned Hanlon

The following is from Pirates Prospects contributor John Dreker, as part of his ongoing Pirates History feature. The feature focuses on the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and every Sunday, John will take a look at a different piece of that history. This week John looks at Hall of Famer Ned Hanlon and his career in Pittsburgh. Before the start of the 1889 season the Detroit Wolverines, who had won the 1887 National League title,...

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Interview with Phillip Irwin

The Pirates drafted Phillip Irwin in the 21st round of the 2009 draft out of Mississippi.  Irwin signed quickly, and pitched in 29.2 innings in short season A-ball, putting up a 2.12 ERA, along with a 9.7 K/9 and a 1.8 BB/9 ratio.  He made his full-season debut in West Virginia in 2010, continuing his impressive numbers with a 3.35 ERA in 113 innings, with an 8.8 K/9 and a 1.6 BB/9 ratio.  He was moved to Bradenton for the...

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