• Exploring the Arsenal – Fernando Abad

    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...

  • First Pitch: Can Brock Holt Play Shortstop?

    The most popular question I saw on Twitter tonight was "How many different movie titles, song titles, or Arrested Development references can we make using Brock Holt's name?" The second most popular question was "Can Brock Holt play shortstop?" Brock Holt(!) is off to a great start to his pro career, hitting...

  • Exploring the Arsenal – Jordan Lyles

    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...

  • First Pitch: Wrapping Up the Minor League Season

    Today wrapped up the bulk of the minor league seasons for the individual teams in the Pirates' farm system. Bradenton, Altoona, West Virginia, and the GCL Pirates are now finished. Indianapolis finished their regular season today, and will go on to the International League playoffs, which start on Wednesday. There won't be...

  • Pirates Notebook: Locke Better Than Line; Pirates Keeping it One Day at a Time

    Jeff Locke was pushed into the starting rotation on Monday at PNC Park so the club could get a good look at the young prospect as a starter. Locke made two relief appearances earlier last month with the Pirates and tossed a combined 4.1 scoreless frames in a role that he was unfamiliar with....

  • 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 2009. This chart is from the catcher’s point of...

  • First Pitch: The Time to Play Like Contenders is Now

    The Pirates have a very easy stretch of games coming up. In the next six games -- all at home -- they play two of the worst teams in baseball. That's a welcome sign, but it doesn't guarantee anything. The Pirates have been slumping lately, losing to teams that contenders should be...

  • Exploring the Arsenal – Yovani Gallardo

    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...

  • First Pitch: Will Cole and Taillon Make the Majors in 2013?

    The Pirates have pushed Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon at the end of the season. Taillon received a promotion to Double-A for his final three starts, after having an up and down year in Bradenton. Cole was sent to Indianapolis for his final start of the year, and for some playoff experience,...

  • 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...

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects