Are the Pirates the Top Team in Latin America?
Feb20

Are the Pirates the Top Team in Latin America?

The Pittsburgh Pirates will enter the 2014 season with Starling Marte as their starting left-fielder. By mid-season, Gregory Polanco could join the team as the starting right-fielder. Alen Hanson and Joely Rodriguez are both slated to begin the 2014 season in Altoona, and both could arrive in the majors as early as mid-2015. All four players were signed out of the Dominican Republic. The total cost for all four players was under...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Top-Heavy Draft For College Pitchers
Feb19

Draft Prospect Watch: Top-Heavy Draft For College Pitchers

Picking up the draft coverage mid-week, we have some news about the Pittsburgh Pirates first round pick, as well as a list of the strengths and weaknesses of the 2014 amateur draft class. When the signing of Ubaldo Jimenez with the Baltimore Orioles becomes official, the Pirates will move up in the draft and pick 24th. That could still change again before the draft comes around, but for now, they jump one spot higher. For that reason,...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Turner and Rodon Make Debuts
Feb16

Draft Prospect Watch: Turner and Rodon Make Debuts

The first weekend of the college baseball season wrapped up on Sunday with the best pitcher in the country struggling a bit in his debut. Throughout the season, leading up to the 2014 amateur draft on June 5th, we will cover the players that fall into the Pittsburgh Pirates range when they make their first round selection with the 25th overall pick. You can find our four-part preview of the draft here.  Yesterday, we recapped the...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Two Triples And A Homer For J.D. Davis
Feb15

Draft Prospect Watch: Two Triples And A Homer For J.D. Davis

On Saturday night in college baseball, we take a look at some of the top hitters as they get their season started. From now until the 2014 amateur draft, which begins on June 5th, we will follow the players that look like they could end up in the Pittsburgh Pirates range when they make their first selection with the 25th overall pick. Yesterday, we took a look at FSU starter Luke Weaver and some other potential first round picks that...

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Draft Prospect Watch: Weaver Throws Six No-Hit Innings
Feb14

Draft Prospect Watch: Weaver Throws Six No-Hit Innings

The college baseball season got underway Friday for many of the big schools in the country. From now until the MLB amateur draft on June 5th, we will be covering the players who look like they could be a possible pick for the Pittsburgh Pirates when they make their first selection with the 25th pick overall. We will also keep you up to date throughout the year on former Pirates draft picks that didn’t sign. Earlier this week, we...

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Michael De La Cruz Named A Breakout International Prospect
Feb14

Michael De La Cruz Named A Breakout International Prospect

Baseball America released their top ten list of potential breakouts among international players and the Pittsburgh Pirates Michael de la Cruz made the list. The 17-year-old center fielder was ranked #20 in our 2014 Prospect Guide, the first international player that made our top 50 list before playing in the United States since Luis Heredia. Baseball America calls him “one of the most exciting players in the Dominican Summer...

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