GCL Pirates Win First Gulf Coast League Championship in Franchise History

The GCL Pirates defeated the GCL Red Sox 5-2 today, winning their first ever Gulf Coast League Championship since the Pirates joined the Gulf Coast League in 1968. The Pirates were led by Tyler Glasnow, who threw four shutout innings, and Luis Urena, who hit a three run homer in the fourth inning for the eventual go-ahead run. Glasnow has been impressive this year, and had another great start today. The 2011 fifth round pick threw...

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Pittsburgh Pirates September Callups Preview

As September 1st approaches, the Pirates organization is currently in a position unlike they have seen in the past. The club sits eight games over .500 and three games back of St. Louis for the second Wild Card Spot. When looking at which players to bring up to join the club in Pittsburgh, instead of just bringing up prospects to take a look at them, they could still possibly be in midst of a pennant race. “The past decisions on...

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Taillon Overpowers Richmond Flying Squirrels in 7-0 Victory

The Altoona Curve defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels 7-0 on Sunday night behind an impressive start from heralded prospect Jameson Taillon.  The 2010 first-round draft pick moved to 2-0 in his two starts since moving to AA Altoona, going six scoreless innings while striking out seven with no walks.  In his two starts, Taillon has a posted a line of 11 innings pitched, five hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, and 13 strikeouts.  Tonight, he struck...

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Defining Large, Mid, and Small Markets

Oftentimes you’ll hear that Team X is a Large Market team or that Team Y is a Small Market Team.  But aside from knowing that the Yankees are a large market team and Pittsburgh is a small market team, how are the other teams defined?  And what exactly is a mid market team? Using readily available data, this article will categorize the 30 teams into these three tiers by three separate categories: Metro Population, Payroll, and...

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Jameson Taillon Impressive in Double-A Debut; Reducing Drop in Delivery

At the end of last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted top prospect Jameson Taillon to Altoona for the end of the season. That gave Taillon enough time to make three starts at the Double-A level, getting his feet wet for next season. The right-hander made the first of those starts tonight in his debut, and he impressed. Taillon threw five shutout innings tonight, giving up four hits, walking none, and striking out six. He threw 67...

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A Behind the Numbers Look at Jameson Taillon’s 2012 Season

On July 25th, Jameson Taillon took the mound on the road in St. Lucie. The right-hander gave up four runs on eight hits in six innings. It was an unimpressive stat line, which has been an alarming trend for the top pitching prospect this season. I spoke to Bradenton Marauders pitching coach Mike Steele the day after the start, and his response was a bit surprising. “It was his best outing of the year,” Steele said of the...

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