Exploring the Arsenal – Adam Wainwright

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. For a general guide to pitch types for a right-handed pitcher, please check out this image created by Sons of Sam Horn....

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Andrew McCutchen Looking Like One of the Best in the Game

After blasting his 14th home run of the season on Wednesday, Andrew McCutchen continues to impress in 2012, while putting his name in conversations among the best center fielders in the game right now. “Just not trying to do too much, staying within myself,” McCutchen said of his approach. “Just swinging at pitches and hitting them. I’m making good contact and hitting them. Learning each at-bat, learning each game....

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Cabrera, Cumpton, and Holt Named Eastern League All-Stars

The Pittsburgh Pirates will have three of their prospects in the Eastern League All-Star game, as Ramon Cabrera, Brandon Cumpton, and Brock Holt have all been named to the team. Cabrera is currently hitting for a .241/.302/.313 line in 195 at-bats. His selection is somewhat of a surprise considering his stat line. There’s not much of a surprise with Cumpton. The right-hander has made 14 starts, putting up a 3.43 ERA in 86.2...

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Exploring the Arsenal – Kyle Kendrick

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. For a general guide to pitch types for a right-handed pitcher, please check out this image created by Sons of Sam Horn....

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Exploring the Arsenal – Raul Valdes

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. For a general guide to pitch types for a right-handed pitcher, please check out this image created by Sons of Sam Horn....

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Hurdle: The Mentality is Different This Year

Clint Hurdle is only in his second season as the Pirates Manager, but he’s already got his club believing. “I’ve tried to encourage,” Hurdle said. “I’ve tried to get these young men to believe in something they can’t see. To know it can be pretty cool when you get a group of guys together that all have the same thought, or the same goal and really nobody cares who gets the credit. You can have a lot of...

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