2012 and 2013 are Mirror Images For Alex Dickerson
Sep07

2012 and 2013 are Mirror Images For Alex Dickerson

Alex Dickerson could be the perfect example of the old saying that “baseball is a game of adjustments.” The Indiana University product has proven in his first two full years in the minor leagues that it is not how you start, but rather how you finish. If you give Dickerson time to get comfortable in the league and learn how the pitchers are attacking him, he has proven time and again he can make the necessary adjustments and stay...

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Austin Meadows is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month For August
Sep06

Austin Meadows is the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month For August

Each week we run our “Top Performers” series, looking at the best pitchers and hitters from the previous week. This year we will also be recapping each month in order to award the Pitcher and Player of the month. Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the month of August and the first few days of September. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a...

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Pitching Inside: The Pirates Way
Sep05

Pitching Inside: The Pirates Way

A couple years back, I took a look at the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league pitchers and their tendencies of pitching inside, specifically all the hit batters. From the lowest level of the minors to the top, they teach their pitchers to own the inside of the plate and if you happen to hit some batters in the process, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s part of the learning process. The Pirates want their pitchers to be...

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Is Gerrit Cole Starting to Realize His Potential?
Sep04

Is Gerrit Cole Starting to Realize His Potential?

Anyone who expected Gerrit Cole to come up and immediately be an ace was setting themselves up for disappointment. That can certainly happen, but stories like Jose Fernandez are the exception, and not the rule. In most cases, a guy comes up and needs to adjust to the majors before realizing his potential. One of the big concerns with Cole is that he will never be an ace. Part of that is probably just left-over fear remaining from the...

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First Pitch: Pirates About to End the Streak the Way it Was Supposed to Be Ended
Sep03

First Pitch: Pirates About to End the Streak the Way it Was Supposed to Be Ended

This is the way it was supposed to happen. Tomorrow the Pirates have the chance to end their 20 year consecutive losing streak. They won game number 80 today, and can take win number 81 and avoid a losing season tomorrow. After that it’s win number 82 for the first winning season since 1992. And while people are excited for these two things, they take a clear back seat to the current playoff race. Just like it should be. If you...

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Pirates’ Playoff Roster Following Waiver Trade Deadline
Sep01

Pirates’ Playoff Roster Following Waiver Trade Deadline

Anyone in the organization on Aug. 31 is eligible for a postseason roster, but where do you start?

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