Exploring the Arsenal – Edgar Gonzalez

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in his career. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications. Graphs are courtesy of Brooks Baseball and The...

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Pirates Need to Finish in Final Two Weeks of Season

Prior to the Pirates heartbreaking loss on Thursday at PNC Park, Manager Clint Hurdle said that he didn’t expect the team to work their way back to .500. It was just several weeks ago that the Pirates were in the National League Central Division hunt. On July 28th, Pittsburgh was a season-high 16 games over .500. After the Bucs took a 7-4 lead into the eighth inning last night against Milwaukee, the bullpen blew the lead, which...

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Exploring the Arsenal – Mike Fiers

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications. Graphs are courtesy of Brooks Baseball and The Hardball...

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Exploring the Arsenal – Marco Estrada

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications. Graphs are courtesy of Brooks Baseball and The Hardball...

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Spikes Didn’t Offer Demands For Player Development

There have been a lot of confusing aspects to the State College/Pirates relationship, which ended last week when the Spikes signed a two year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. There have been a lot of conflicting reports, some speculation, and some comments taken out of context. As an example of the conflicting reports, I’ve seen that the Pirates wanted four years and the Spikes wanted two years. I’ve also seen that the...

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Pirates Sign Two Year Deal With Jamestown

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially signed a two year deal with the Jamestown Jammers, per a team press release. We had heard yesterday that the two sides agreed to a deal, one day after the Pirates and State College Spikes ended their relationship. The deal is signed through the 2014 season. Jamestown has already put in a request to transfer to a new location, so it could be possible that the team moves to Morgantown during that...

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