Tom Bragg

Tom Bragg is a beat writer and analyst for He is the former sports editor of the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and has worked at the Charleston Gazette, Charleston Daily Mail and the (Ashland, Ky.) Independent. His freelance work has appeared in newspapers all over West Virginia and he has written for The Associated Press with stories posted to several major media outlets (,, Tom graduated from Marshall University in May 2010 with a degree in Print Journalism. Follow Tom on Twitter: @TomBraggSports

  • Analysis
    Alvarez Becoming More Complete Player with Work on Defense

    Pedro Alvarez has been heating up at the plate in recent weeks and has entered the discussion...

  • Analysis
    Herrera, Polanco named to Futures Game Roster

    The rosters for the 2013 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game were announced Wednesday afternoon and two players from...

  • Prospect Reports
    Another Glasnow Gem in West Virginia Win

    The hype around Pirates pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow appears to grow with every start the young right-hander...

  • Game Recaps
    Cole, Alvarez Lead Pirates to Series-Opening Win

    Let’s cut to the chase — the Pirates played a great game in front of a mostly-full PNC Park and thumped the defending World Series champions and a two-time Cy Young Award winner. This game had a little bit of everything but the majority of the focus, and rightfully so, was on...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Colentine’s Day? Colearoo? Coleapalooza?

    Whatever you want to call it, today is the day many Pirates fans have looked to for two years — the day Gerrit Cole makes his big league debut. Cole, of course, was the No. 1 overall selection in 2011 out of UCLA and thanks to a combination of stuff and need...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Tyler Glasnow, a Playoff Race, Allie and Close Game Woes

    West Virginia got another good start out of Tyler Glasnow with the 19-year old right-hander striking out...

  • Injury Updates
    Injury Update: Karstens Has Surgery

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Michael Sanserino tweeted earlier this afternoon that Jeff Karstens had surgery yesterday in Los Angeles. Jeff Karstens had rotator cuff and labrum surgery yesterday in Los Angeles. He can't pitch for 10-12 weeks. #Pirates — Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) June 8, 2013 That means Karstens can not begin rehabilitation until...

  • Injury Updates
    Injury Update: Herrera Back Wednesday for West Virginia

    Dilson Herrera was not in the West Virginia Power lineup on Tuesday after being hit by a pitch during the team's recent road trip to Lakewood (N.J.), however he is not expected to miss any more time. Dilson Herrera will return to the West Virginia lineup on Wednesday according to Power manager...

  • Analysis
    Has Russell Martin been the Best Free Agent Signing?

    You get the sense with this Pirates team that something is different. Russell Martin has been a vital part of the Pirates success so far in 2013. (Photo by: David Hague) Sure, Pittsburgh has been rattling off wins at a near-record pace and appears poised to battle with St. Louis and Cincinnati...

  • Analysis
    Glasnow, Bats Lead Turnaround for West Virginia

    In West Virginia's recent history, being able to put a winning baseball team on the field while consistently preparing prospects for the next level has been a formula that has been hard to come by, that is until recently. Dilson Herrera has been a big part of the West Virginia lineup hitting...

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