Tyler Glasnow Exceeded Baseball Prospectus Expectations
Sep16

Tyler Glasnow Exceeded Baseball Prospectus Expectations

Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus put up a Monday Morning Ten Pack today with ten prospects who exceeded Baseball Prospectus expectations this year. The third prospect mentioned on the list was Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow, who has been getting a lot of national attention lately. Glasnow finished his first full season in West Virginia with a 2.18 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 111 innings of work. Parks...

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Tyler Glasnow Named to Baseball America’s Minor League All-Star Team
Sep12

Tyler Glasnow Named to Baseball America’s Minor League All-Star Team

Baseball America released their 2013 minor league All-Stars today. Tyler Glasnow was the only Pirates prospect on the list, being named to the second team All-Stars. Glasnow is joined by top pitcher Taijuan Walker on the second team, with the first team having Archie Bradley and C.J. Edwards, among others. The Pirates haven’t had a history of putting players on this list. J.R. House was on the catcher list in 2000. Steve Pearce...

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The Pittsburgh Pirates need to not only win the NL Central…
Sep11

The Pittsburgh Pirates need to not only win the NL Central…

The Pirates picked up win no. 82 on Monday, another stepping stone toward a playoff berth that’s becoming more and more likely with each passing day. On the morning of Sept. 11, everything looks pretty good at the moment as indicated by the current NL Central standings. St. Louis Cardinals: 84-60, 99.8 percent playoff odds Pittsburgh Pirates: 83-61, 99.1 percent playoff odds Cincinnati Reds: 82-64, 98 percent playoff odds...

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The More Things Stay the Same, the More They Change
Sep10

The More Things Stay the Same, the More They Change

A little under a year ago, things weren’t exactly looking up for Neal Huntington and the Pirates’ front office. The team had improved significantly over the previous two years, but had just suffered its second straight late-season collapse. A lot of fans – including me – thought the team should find a new GM. More importantly, principal owner Robert Nutting had stated he was going to do a thorough review, one that was widely expected...

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The Fall and Rise of the Pittsburgh Pirates: 100 Moments From The Streak
Sep09

The Fall and Rise of the Pittsburgh Pirates: 100 Moments From The Streak

With the Pirates winning game 82 tonight, I wanted to do something to recap the 20 years of losing. I thought about doing a chart recapping the high and low points since 1992 with a line graph. That led to me gathering any key moments during the losing streak. I looked through every single season and looked at every key moment during the streak. Some of the moments led to the current winning team. Some of the older moments were big...

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Command of his own Kingham
Sep09

Command of his own Kingham

When Neal Huntington was named Pittsburgh Pirates general manager on September 25, 2007, he set out a plan to “flood the system with talent at all levels.” That plan included drafting high school pitchers that had strong commitments to some of the best college baseball programs in the country, costing more money. Big pitchers, big arms. High school pitchers are seen as boom or bust. They are projectable with unlimited potential,...

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