Will the Pirates See Any Drop Off Going From Travis Snider to Andrew Lambo?
Jan30

Will the Pirates See Any Drop Off Going From Travis Snider to Andrew Lambo?

About two and a half years ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded for Travis Snider in a move that wasn’t received well by a lot of Pirates fans. Earlier this week the Pirates traded Snider away, in another move that wasn’t very popular. This wasn’t the first time that the Pirates have received criticism both when they’ve added a player, and when they’ve lost a player. But the fact that a lot of Pirates fans...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #6 – Nick Kingham
Jan30

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #6 – Nick Kingham

The Pirates Prospects 2015 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2015 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find. While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks. Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site. To recap...

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First Pitch: Here is Why Projection Systems Will Be Low on the Pirates For the 2015 Season
Jan30

First Pitch: Here is Why Projection Systems Will Be Low on the Pirates For the 2015 Season

Yesterday, Baseball Prospectus released their PECOTA projections, and the results weren’t favorable for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They had an 80-82 projected record, finishing third in the NL Central, behind the Cardinals and the Cubs. That projected record has actually changed today, moving to 81-81 after the Travis Snider trade (and the Pirates improving in projections after trading Snider away is a totally different subject...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #7 – Alen Hanson
Jan29

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #7 – Alen Hanson

The Pirates Prospects 2015 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2015 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find. While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks. Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site. To recap...

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First Pitch: Where Would Stephen Tarpley Have Ranked in the Pirates 2015 Top 50?
Jan29

First Pitch: Where Would Stephen Tarpley Have Ranked in the Pirates 2015 Top 50?

The first year I released the Prospect Guide, I decided to publish the book in late January. The thing about writing a book on prospects is that the transactions involving those prospects are a never-ending process. Whether it’s my book, Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, or any other team book, there’s always a risk that a player will be traded away after the publishing deadline, or a new player will be added to the...

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