Introducing the Organizational Probable Pitching Chart

I’ve noticed that for the last few days, I’ve been asked the a lot of the same questions on Twitter. When does (Insert Pitcher Here) start? Who starts on (Insert Day Here)? I get those questions a lot during the first week of the season for the obvious reason that the rotations haven’t been announced. However, I also get those questions throughout the season from people who are planning on going to games, or who have...

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Is West Virginia Primed For Another Year of Breakout Players?

I don’t like same-organization player comps. I think they’re lazy, and provide a very limited view. Yet we see them all the time. When the Pirates have a left-handed pitching prospect, he’s just the next Zach Duke or Paul Maholm. The only reason he’s compared to those players is because that’s the frame of reference that Pirates fans have for a left-hander. This is the age of MLB.tv and internet stats, so...

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8 prospects, 8 questions: An initial look at the Altoona Curve’s top prospects

One fun aspect of prospect analysis is that it truly is an adventure in ‘prospecting’— looking for gold amongst the less valuable pebbles. We deal in long shots, not sure things. We speculate and ask questions that we can’t assuredly answer, use information to make a projection, and then we wait and see. Since I’ll be in Altoona periodically this summer to cover the Curve for Pirates Prospects, I’m starting to have questions about...

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Which Prospects From Indianapolis Will Help the Pirates This Year?

Earlier I posted the 2013 Indianapolis Indians preview. The Triple-A squad is going to be where most of the replacements are going to come from for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year. Here is a look at some of the options in Triple-A. The goal here is to get an idea of who could arrive, when they could arrive, and what type of playing time they could see. Pitchers Gerrit Cole - The biggest help is obviously going to come from the top...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Previews

In the last week we’ve been previewing the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates season. Below are all of the links to the season previews. Season Previews 21 Questions to Answer - by James Santelli Analyzing the Opening Day Roster - by Tim Williams Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Opening Day Payroll Positional Previews The Infield - by Tom Bragg The Outfield - by Tom Bragg The Bench - by Tom Bragg The Rotation - by Tom Bragg The Bullpen - by Tim...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Preview: 21 Questions to Answer

It’s Opening Day, those two sweet words marking an event beloved by fans of all 30 teams. No more frivolous exhibition games or exaggerated position battles. It’s a day indisputably tied to ideas of hope, but also to wondering and questions that will take 162 games to answer. Tom and Tim gave you the facts about the 2013 edition of the Pittsburgh Pirates, from the rotation to the bullpen, from the infield to the outfield...

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