I’m a few days late on this, but Dan Szymborski released the 2011 ZiPS projections for Pirates players on Sunday. There is nothing all that earth-shattering in the projections, but there are some certainly a few interesting things to note.
Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus published full scouting reports for his Top 11 Pirates prospects very early this morning. He also released his rankings for prospects 12-20. Since the Pirates were the first organization on the schedule, the information is available to non-subscribers for free. That is a nice...
Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman posted an interesting tweet earlier today.
Yesterday, Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects noted that this year’s cut-off for Super Two arbitration eligible players is about eight days earlier than it has ever been before. There is now a strong possibility of Andrew McCutchen reaching arbitration a year earlier than expected.
Go to WHYGAVS right now and read Pat Lackey's take on the potential shutdown of the Post-Gazette's Penguins blog Empty Netters. I have nothing more to add. Pat sums up the situation perfectly.
A few quick, unrelated notes regarding the Arizona Fall League, 2011 World Series odds and the Pirates' managerial search.
In August, I considered whether the Pirates starting lineup could be significantly improved through free agency this upcoming offseason. I completed that post by promising a part two. Well, that was more than two months ago, but a promise is a promise.
The 2010 winners of the Fielding Bible Awards were announced today, along with the complete voting tallies. Unsurprisingly, no Pirates defenders took home an award. Scanning the lists of players receiving votes, very few Pirates were even considered.
Your Monday evening reading, with appearances by Joe Posnanski, Matt Klaassen and Joe Pawlikowski.
Pirates minor league infielder Josh Harrison is currently playing in the Arizona Fall League (AFL), and he has had a pretty tremendous stretch of hitting over the past week or so. Here are his stats from the past four games.