Spring Training Begins

Pitchers and catchers officially reported today, and we already have some updates from this morning. -The official Pirates Twitter account reports that Akinori Iwamura has arrived at Pirate City. -Rob Biertempfel reports that Jose Tabata didn’t have any visa issues, and is already in camp. -Biertempfel also reported that Neil Walker caught Zach Duke’s quick session this morning.  Biertempfel mentioned in his post at...

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Drew Pomeranz Tracker

DREW POMERANZ SP, Mississippi Age: 21Born: November 22, 1988Height: 6′ 5″Weight: 235Bats: LeftThrows: Left Class: Junior Level: NCAA Division I Advisor: N/A Links:The Battle for Number TwoAll Drew Pomeranz Posts SCOUTING REPORT The Pirates selected Nathan Baker and Phillip Irwin from Ole Miss last year, and could take the number one starter from that Mississippi rotation this year in Pomeranz....

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Christian Colon Tracker

CHRISTIAN COLON SS, Cal State Fullerton Age: 21Born: May 14, 1989Height: 6′ 0″Weight: 180Bats: RightThrows: Right Class: Junior Level: NCAA Division I Advisor: Scott Boras Links:The Battle for Number TwoAll Christian Colon Posts SCOUTING REPORT Baseball America considers Colon the best pure hitter in the college draft class, and lists him as the number two position player behind Bryce Harper in...

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D.J. Carrasco's Contract

Jennifer Langosch has some interesting details about the performance bonuses in D.J. Carrasco’s contract.  Carrasco is eligible for $300,000 in performance bonuses.  Usually that is based on an appearance structure, either a 50, 55, 60 appearances type setup for a reliever, or 20, 25, 30 starts type setup for a starter. According to Langosch, Carrasco is on a points system that breaks down like this: -1 point for every...

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Baseball America 2010 Draft Preview

Baseball America has released their pre-season college top 100 rankings, along with some other draft content to follow.  That other content includes an article on why Bryce Harper is no lock to go number one in 2010, and the top 50 college draft prospects by class.  They also have a top 32 rankings, which includes high school players.  All four articles are subscription articles, and I highly recommend a subscription to...

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