Prospect Notebook: Allie And Glasnow Top West Virginia Series Recap

I had a chance to see the West Virginia Power play four games in Lakewood this weekend, posting game recaps each night highlighting the better prospects on the team. With four days of watching them all play, it’s time to give my impressions of the series and the players. With Jake Burnette going to the bullpen, I actually got to see all five starters pitch. I also had the great opportunity to sit down and talk about the team...

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Has Russell Martin been the Best Free Agent Signing?

You get the sense with this Pirates team that something is different. Sure, Pittsburgh has been rattling off wins at a near-record pace and appears poised to battle with St. Louis and Cincinnati all summer for positioning in the National League Central with the prospect of spot in the playoffs not seeming like a pipe dream. Those are all not the norm for the Pirates, but what has been the catalyst for the transformation from a good...

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2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Dominican Summer League Preview

The 2013 Dominican Summer League begins play on Saturday, with both Pittsburgh Pirates affiliates in the league taking the field, one of them as the defending champions. The league has a 72 game schedule and runs through the end of August. While the Pirates have two different teams in the league, known as Pirates1 and Pirates2, the players they have in the Dominican Training Facility will often switch teams during the season, so the...

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Save $8 On The Pirates Prospects Books With the MLB Draft Sale

The 2013 MLB Draft is one week away, and is always one of the biggest events on the site. To celebrate, we’re offering the 2013 Pirates Prospects books at a discount with our MLB Draft sale. By using the code “2013DRAFT”, you can get the 2013 books for $13 each, which is a savings of $8 per book. You can order the books on the products page of the site. The 2013 Prospect Guide features our pre-season top 50...

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Five Candidates For a Promotion and When They Could Be Promoted

One of the best ways to figure out when (or if) a player is going to be promoted is by looking at what the organization has done with previous players. For the most part, each player is an individual circumstance and should be treated with an individual approach. However, there are usually a lot of trends you can find with an individual team which can be used to predict the path of future players. For example, the Pirates have...

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Keith Law Ranks Three Pirates Among Top 25 Prospects

Keith Law has unveiled a new top 25 prospect list for Insider subscribers and he has three Pittsburgh Pirates players listed. Rated first among Pirates players is pitcher Gerrit Cole in the 12th spot. That is four spots down from his pre-season ranking. Law then has Jameson Taillon ranked #14, which is six spots higher than he had him in the pre-season. Finally, he has Gregory Polanco making the huge jump from 55th place earlier, all...

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