Author Archives: Kevin Creagh
Two weeks ago, Tim Williams asked the loyal readers of Pirates Prospects for their input on the site and what we can do to improve it. One of the comments… Read more
People are showing their approval of the Pirates with their paychecks, as attendance is up an average of 2,710 people in 2011 versus 2010 at the same point in the season. But how much of a revenue increase is that for the Pirates based on a typical fan?
Kevin Creagh will be on 93.7 The Fan on Saturday morning at 8:40 AM for Vinnie Richichi’s “Bucco Talk” show.
One of the milder surprise players in the 2011 Pirates’ minor league system is Kawika Emsley-Pai, the Catcher/Designated Hitter for the West Virginia Power. Emsley-Pai was originally a 10th round pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010, but was cut after just one short-season stint for them.
It was a night that heralded few home runs sailing through the air. But the trip from Pittsburgh to Altoona is worth it to get a live view of Starling Marte, Tony Sanchez, and Matt Curry.
Much like a kid on Christmas Eve, Pirate draftophiles are anxiously awaiting Monday’s first round to see who the Pirates select first overall. That player will be scrutinized, dissected, and analyzed like a frog in 8th grade biology class. He will become the next great Pirate prospect. But have we forgotten that we are all living in the year 1 A.T. (After Taillon)?
What I’m saying is that Marte could be the same type of player as Ichiro. Both players have cannons attached where their arms should be. Both are excellent swipers of bases. Both hit for high averages. What they also both have in common is their uncanny ability to produce abnormally high BABIP’s.
Kevin Creagh will be on 93.7 The Fan on Saturday morning at 8:40 AM for Vinnie Richichi’s “Bucco Talk” show. He will be discussing Tony Sanchez, Justin Wilson, Rudy Owens, and… Read more
Every pitcher must pitch off their fastball and you would think that reinforcing the location of it would be a first step for every organization. Most likely it is, but the Pirates have placed extra emphasis on it.
Kevin Creagh will be on 93.7 The Fan on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM for Vinnie Richichi’s “Bucco Talk” show. He will be discussing Tony Sanchez, Jameson Taillon, Jarek Cunningham, and other breakout players and disappointing players in the system.