First Pitch: MLB’s Biggest Problem Has Nothing to Do With Pitch Clocks or Defensive Shifts
Jan26

First Pitch: MLB’s Biggest Problem Has Nothing to Do With Pitch Clocks or Defensive Shifts

Major League Baseball has a problem. That problem has nothing to do with the pace of the game or the length of the game. It has nothing to do with defensive shifts or a lack of offense. The problem isn’t a lack of short-term interest. We’re coming out of a season where baseball just recorded their seventh biggest attendance season of all time, all while making billions of dollars in local and national TV deals that the...

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New MLB Commissioner Wants to End Defensive Shifts
Jan25

New MLB Commissioner Wants to End Defensive Shifts

When Rob Manfred was named commissioner, it was said that he was mostly a continuation of Bud Selig, with similar approaches to the game. Under Selig, the game was constantly in favor of big market teams, and it seemed like every time a small market team found an advantage, it was taken away. It looks like the more things change, the more they stay the same, as Manfred is following that path. This week marks the end of Selig’s...

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Top 20 Pirates Prospect List From John Sickels Has Some Interesting Rankings
Jan23

Top 20 Pirates Prospect List From John Sickels Has Some Interesting Rankings

John Sickels at Minor League Ball, has released his annual top 20 prospects list for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The full list, with his scouting reports can be found here. I’ll quickly go over some of the highlights from the list. Sickels ranks Tyler Glasnow at the top, which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone reading this site. Glasnow had an outstanding season and has been picking up accolades all off-season, plus he has...

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Josh Bell Named Top First Base Prospect
Jan23

Josh Bell Named Top First Base Prospect

MLB Pipeline continued their top ten rankings today with first baseman and Josh Bell grabbed the top spot among all prospects at the position. Bell just switched to the position in the Fall Instructional League in 2014, then got some in-game action during the Arizona Fall League. He didn’t make the list for his glove though, Bell’s bat got him the top ranking. He led the Florida State League last year in OPS and hit...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #11 – Harold Ramirez
Jan23

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #11 – Harold Ramirez

The Pirates Prospects 2015 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2015 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: Are the Pirates Starting to Become a Model Organization in Baseball?
Jan23

First Pitch: Are the Pirates Starting to Become a Model Organization in Baseball?

A few years ago, you were in the minority if you said the Pittsburgh Pirates were well-run and heading in the right direction. They were spending a lot of money to build up their farm system, and they were showing early signs of making smart moves on the trade and free agent markets. But they hadn’t won yet, and there were questions about whether they could take that next step and become a contender. Now you’re in the...

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