The 2014 Draft Pick Signing Tracker is Live
Jun04

The 2014 Draft Pick Signing Tracker is Live

Tomorrow is the start of the 2014 MLB draft. By the end of Saturday, the Pittsburgh Pirates will have up to 42 new players to keep track of in their minor league system. Not all of these players will sign, obviously. Each year we upload a Draft Pick Signing Tracker, in order to follow who has signed, how much they signed for, and in recent years, how much the Pirates have remaining in their bonus pool. The tracker is by far the most...

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First Pitch: The Pirates Are Waking Up at the Right Time
Jun04

First Pitch: The Pirates Are Waking Up at the Right Time

About a week ago, I was thinking up an article that would focus on every single thing that was going wrong for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, leading to their struggles. They were coming off a few wins, so it didn’t seem like the right time to post the article. One week later, they’re wrapping up a successful road trip, and a better article would be something discussing how the team is climbing back into the playoff...

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Prospect Watch: Garcia Homers; Kuhl Continues Strong Pitching From Bradenton
Jun03

Prospect Watch: Garcia Homers; Kuhl Continues Strong Pitching From Bradenton

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Stolmy Pimentel #13). If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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First Pitch: Getting Value From the Upcoming Roster Moves
Jun03

First Pitch: Getting Value From the Upcoming Roster Moves

In the next week or two, the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to have some roster decisions to make. The primary decision would be clearing a roster spot for Gregory Polanco. The arrival of Polanco, which I’m guessing will happen sometime next week, will mean the departure of an outfielder. Currently there are two prime candidates for that corresponding move: Jose Tabata or Travis Snider. Tabata has a .632 OPS this season. The one...

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Prospect Watch: Glasnow Continues Hot Streak; Pimentel Starts Rehab
Jun03

Prospect Watch: Glasnow Continues Hot Streak; Pimentel Starts Rehab

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Stolmy Pimentel #13). If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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