Week In Review: Spring Training and 2014 Draft Coverage Begin
Feb16

Week In Review: Spring Training and 2014 Draft Coverage Begin

The Pirates started Spring Training this week, with workouts beginning on Thursday. For all of the Spring Training coverage, both now and throughout the pre-season, check out our Spring Training page. We started the week with previews of all four position groups: The Infield, The Outfield, The Rotation, and The Bullpen. One of the big question marks has been first base. The Pirates don’t have a guarantee with Andrew Lambo, but...

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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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Gerrit Cole Pitching Will Make You Forget About Snow (Video)
Feb15
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Edinson Volquez Throwing Plus Change, Curveball For Strikes (Video)
Feb15

Edinson Volquez Throwing Plus Change, Curveball For Strikes (Video)

Edinson Volquez threw a bullpen today, which was his second bullpen of Spring Training. Today was the first time since camp began that Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had a chance to watch Volquez throw a bullpen. He had seem him throw before, including about a month ago in mini-camp. “I thought it was clean and efficient,” Hurdle said of today’s session. Russell Martin caught Volquez, and said that he could...

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The Non-Negotiables the Pirates Have For Their Major League Pitchers
Feb15

The Non-Negotiables the Pirates Have For Their Major League Pitchers

On Wednesday, I wrote about how we might need to change the way we currently value pitchers. Despite all of the focus on the impacts of park factors, defense, defensive shifts, and pitch framing, the general outlook on pitchers is that the skill comes first, and the outside factors are just complementary additions or subtractions that don’t make a substantial difference. In the article linked above, I pointed out how A.J....

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Jameson Taillon Throwing a Bullpen to Russell Martin (Video)
Feb14

Jameson Taillon Throwing a Bullpen to Russell Martin (Video)

Jameson Taillon threw a bullpen today at Pirate City, pitching to Russell Martin. Taillon started from the windup, then moved to the stretch later in the session, and threw all of his pitches. The command on the curve looked spotty at times, but I generally don’t pass too much judgement on how a pitcher looks this early during Spring Training. If you missed it earlier, check out our video of Wandy Rodriguez throwing his bullpen...

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