• What Compensation Picks Will the Pirates Receive?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are projected to receive as many as two free agent compensation picks in the 2012 draft. They received one for losing Ryan Doumit to the Minnesota Twins, and are likely to receive another pick once Derrek Lee signs with another team. It’s impossible to know the exact location of...

  • Greg Picart and the Value of Organizational Players

    Greg Picart appears to have re-signed with the Pirates. We spend a lot of time talking about the top young prospects in the organization, and for good reason. The main purpose of a farm system is to produce talent for the big league team. Minor signings don't usually get a lot of...

  • The Pirates Need Another Starting Pitcher

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made one addition to their starting rotation this off-season, adding Erik Bedard to a one year deal. Their rotation heading in to the year looks decent, with Jeff Karstens, Charlie Morton, and James McDonald all looking like locks for the rotation. They also have Kevin Correia and Brad Lincoln...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Spring Training Tracker

    Spring Training doesn’t start until the middle of February, but the Pittsburgh Pirates are already getting their roster ready with minor league contracts and non-roster invitees.  Today we launched the 2012 Spring Training Tracker. For now it can be used to keep track of all of the non-roster invitees. The tracker has...

  • Pre-Order the Pirates Prospects 2012 Annual

    The Pirates Prospects 2012 Annual, which will be released at the beginning of 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 write...

  • How To Use Pirates Prospects

    At Pirates Prospects, you will find the best and most in-depth coverage of the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system.  However, the site is more than just covering prospects.  To help you use Pirates Prospects, here is a rundown of what you can expect from the site: In-Season Daily Articles -Pirates’ game recap...

  • Interview from Piratefest – Neal Huntington and Frank Coonelly

    Pirates Prospects had the chance to interview both Frank Coonelly and Neal Huntington at Piratefest on Friday.

  • Interviews from Piratefest – Clint Barmes and Chris Resop

    Pirates Prospects and other blogs were able to interview Pirate players and front office people last night at Piratefest. These are the highlights from Clint Barmes and Chris Resop.

  • Pirates Prospects at PirateFest This Weekend

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will be holding their annual PirateFest this weekend at the Convention Center. I’ve never been to a PirateFest before, so if you’re looking for a good guide on what to expect, you should check out Tom’s preview over at Rumbunter. Pirates Prospects will have a booth at the event...

  • Andrew McCutchen’s Extension Value

    One of the big topics this off-season is whether the Pittsburgh Pirates will extend their top player, Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen is entering his final year of league minimum pay. He will be arbitration eligible in 2013, and will be eligible for free agency after the 2015 season if no extension is reached....

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