Prospect Videos: More Gregory Polanco Greatness and a New Shortstop
Jan25

Prospect Videos: More Gregory Polanco Greatness and a New Shortstop

Here are a few short videos to enjoy on your Saturday morning. Earlier in the week I posted two Gregory Polanco videos highlighting his power (a home run) and his speed (beating out a chopper to second base). Today there are two more Polanco clips, both coming from Imo Kemp, who is a must follow on Twitter (click the link to go to his Twitter page). The first clip is a response to Polanco beating out a grounder to second base this...

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Pirates Prospects Taking Calls Saturday Morning on 93.7 The Fan
Jan25

Pirates Prospects Taking Calls Saturday Morning on 93.7 The Fan

Tomorrow (or today, if you’re reading this on Saturday), I will be on 93.7 The Fan talking Pirates baseball with Dan Zangrilli. The show runs from 7-11 AM, and I will be on at 9:20 AM and 9:40 AM. Most interviews I do are just a discussion between myself and the host. This time around I’ll be taking calls and discussing the prospects in the system with you (if you happen to be one of the callers…otherwise...

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Winter Leagues: Polanco Helps Team to Playoff Victory
Jan24

Winter Leagues: Polanco Helps Team to Playoff Victory

On Thursday night in the Dominican League finals, Gregory Polanco went 0-for-3, but he walked twice and scored two runs in his team’s 6-5 victory. Escogido now trails 3-1 in the best-of-nine game series. Polanco had an 0-for-4 night on Wednesday, when all four at-bats were against Major League pitchers in Esmil Rogers and Victor Marte. Polanco was ranked the 13th best prospect by MLB.com last night. Earlier in the week, he was...

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Your Latest “Gregory Polanco is Really Good” Update
Jan22

Your Latest “Gregory Polanco is Really Good” Update

Gregory Polanco has had a big off-season in the Dominican Winter Leagues. Now he’s having a huge series in the Dominican League finals. On Monday he showed off his plus speed, beating out a grounder to the second baseman. Forbes to Federal was able to find the video, so you can see just how fast Polanco really is. When I first imagined the play, I imagined something where the second baseman didn’t field the ball cleanly,...

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FanGraphs Releases the Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 ZiPS Projections
Jan17

FanGraphs Releases the Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 ZiPS Projections

FanGraphs has released the 2014 ZiPS projections for the Pittsburgh Pirates. There are a lot of projection systems out there, but ZiPS is one of the most popular ones, and also one of the better systems. As I mentioned last night, I’ll be doing some analysis using these figures, and that analysis will come later tonight. For now, here is a quick rundown of what was said in the article. **Talking about the first base position,...

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Instant Replay Officially Approved in Baseball
Jan16

Instant Replay Officially Approved in Baseball

Throughout the off-season, we’ve heard a lot about how MLB will most likely be adding instant replay in 2014. Today that became official, as all parties involved approved replay for the upcoming season. https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/423897299387826176 https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/423897465662611456 Now if we can retroactively replay the Jerry Meals call…

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