Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Top Prospects: #11 – Tony Sanchez
Jan17

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Top Prospects: #11 – Tony Sanchez

The Pirates Prospects 2014 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2014 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site. To recap...

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First Pitch: Looking Back at Last Year’s Pre-Season Projection
Jan17

First Pitch: Looking Back at Last Year’s Pre-Season Projection

Tomorrow the 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates ZiPS projections will be released on FanGraphs. Last year when the projections came out, I decided to take a look at my projected roster to get a feel for the overall talent level of the team. I ended up using the ZiPS WAR totals to project 81-84 wins. The range in wins was due to where the Pirates were during the off-season. The deal with Francisco Liriano wasn’t yet official, and there were...

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Pirates Sign Travis Snider for $1.2 M
Jan16

Pirates Sign Travis Snider for $1.2 M

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Travis Snider for $1.2 M, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post. https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/423978686149582848 The one-year deal means that the Pirates and Snider will avoid arbitration. Snider was projected to make $1.4 M through the arbitration process. He’s out of options, so he should be a lock for the active roster, splitting time with Jose Tabata in right field...

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Instant Replay Officially Approved in Baseball
Jan16

Instant Replay Officially Approved in Baseball

Throughout the off-season, we’ve heard a lot about how MLB will most likely be adding instant replay in 2014. Today that became official, as all parties involved approved replay for the upcoming season. https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/423897299387826176 https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/423897465662611456 Now if we can retroactively replay the Jerry Meals call…

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Reese McGuire Ranks Among Top Catching Prospects
Jan16

Reese McGuire Ranks Among Top Catching Prospects

On MLB.com, they continued on today with their top ten prospects at each position, going with catchers today. The Pittsburgh Pirates Reese McGuire was named their seventh best catching prospect, giving the Pirates three straight positions with one representative. On Tuesday, Alen Hanson was named the eighth best shortstop prospect, while yesterday it was Jameson Taillon coming in fifth for right-handed pitchers and Tyler Glasnow just...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Top Prospects: #12 – Clay Holmes
Jan16

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Top Prospects: #12 – Clay Holmes

The Pirates Prospects 2014 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2014 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site. To recap...

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