Fans Scouting Report

If you have a few minutes to spare, please complete a Pirates entry for Tom Tango’s Fans Scouting Report. This is a very helpful tool, but it only works with a large sample of entries. I believe the Pirates are generally one of the least represented teams and, while they are in the middle of the pack so far this year, every additional opinion helps. Please take a few minutes and contribute some of your Pirates expertise.

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Defensive positioning

Earlier in the season, I took a stab at breaking down the Pirates’ unusual outfield alignments. About a week after writing that article, I set out to gather some additional data. I went to PNC Park, snapped some photos, forgot about them and moved on to something else. It is time to revisit that information.

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Is Walker a Rookie of the Year candidate?

By continuing to hit baseballs very hard, Neil Walker has made a case for some Rookie of the Year consideration. When FanHouse baseball writer Ed Price posted some interesting rookie stats on his Twitter feed this afternoon, I thought it might be a good idea to take a closer look at Walker’s chances.

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Series Preview: Braves vs. Pirates

Probable Starters
RHP Tomy Hanson vs. LHP Brian Burres
RHP Tim Hudson vs. RHP James McDonald
RHP Derek Lowe vs. LHP Zach Duke

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Series Preview: Nationals vs. Pirates

Probable Starters
RHP Livan Hernandez vs. LHP Zach Duke
LHP John Lannan vs. LHP Paul Maholm
RHP Jason Marquis vs. RHP Charlie Morton

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