Could Tyler Glasnow Be As Good As Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have spent about $9.5 M from 2008-2012 on middle round prep pitchers. The majority of them have been the same: tall, skinny pitchers with fastballs in the 88-92 MPH range, and hopes that those velocities could increase once the pitchers started filling out their tall, skinny frames. It’s not a totally uncommon story. You don’t have to go back far in draft history to find pitchers who greatly improved...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top 20 Prospects

Today we completed the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates top 20 prospects countdown with the shocking revelation that Gerrit Cole was the number one prospect in the system. The full list of players can be found in the links below, with write-ups on each player. The full top 50 list, as well as reports on every other player in the system, is only available in the Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide, which is now on sale. The book features over...

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Bid on Authentic Pirates Prospect Game-Worn Jerseys thru Thursday at 5 PM

The State College Spikes and MILB auctions have been auctioning off game worn jerseys of Pirates prospects from the 2010-2012 seasons. The final auction ends today, February 28th, at 5 PM. Some of the top prospects in the system have jerseys included in this auction. Among the big names are Alen Hanson, Gregory Polanco, and Jameson Taillon. The details of the auctions, and all of the players who will have jerseys up for sale, can be...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Spring Training Tracker

Today I uploaded the Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Spring Training Tracker to the site. This is the third year in a row that we’ve had the tracker on the site. Prior to Spring Training it will show all of the non-roster invitees who are invited to camp, along with the chances of each player making the Opening Day roster. Once Spring Training begins, the tracker will be updated any time a player is cut from camp, or whenever a...

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Pre-Order the Pirates Prospects 2013 Annual

The Pirates Prospects 2013 Annual, which will be released in early February, is now available for pre-sales. The Annual takes a detailed look at every player on the major league roster, along with every player who will be invited to Major League Spring Training. Each player profile features a 2013 outlook on the player, the player’s career stats, contract information, option years remaining, and exclusive statistical projections for...

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Pirates Rank in Jim Callis’ Top Ten Farm Systems

In his latest Ask BA column, Jim Callis released his top ten farm systems. He noted that the list was his own personal list, and not the official Baseball America rankings, which is a group effort. The Pittsburgh Pirates finished eighth on his list. Callis had a one line summary for each system, and for the Pirates he noted that they weren’t deep, but “has impressive trios of arms and bats that most can’t...

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