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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Update on the Pirates Prospects Job Postings

About a week and a half ago I posted a few job openings on the site in preparation for next season. I’ve received a large amount of responses so far, and I’ve gotten back to some of you. With the holidays and the Joel Hanrahan trade I haven’t had a chance to get back to everyone yet. I’m hoping to do that this week. As I mentioned in the original posting, I’m not going to be making a decision until...

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The 2013 Prospect Guide is Now Available

The 2013 Prospect Guide arrived yesterday, and is now available for purchase on the site. The book features profiles of every player in the system, along with helpful resources like signing bonus information, Rule 5 eligibility dates, and more.  It is also the only place to find our top 50 prospect list. All of the reports are compiled from information we’ve obtained from seeing the players in action, talking to team officials,...

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First Pitch: Want to Write For Pirates Prospects?

Now that the 2013 Prospect Guide is complete, I’m starting my focus on the site content in 2013. For information on the book, see the links and notes section below. I’m anticipating some big improvements for the site in 2013. One big change is that I’ll be moving to Bradenton in February. That will allow me to provide daily coverage of Spring Training, the Bradenton Marauders, the GCL Pirates, and when the time...

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