Francisco Liriano’s 2013-14 Contract Details
Aug21

Francisco Liriano’s 2013-14 Contract Details

Earlier this year we learned that Francisco Liriano was due to make $2.125 M in roster bonuses this year, have a $6 M vesting option in 2014, and a potential $2.5 M in roster bonuses. Today, MLBTR released the breakdown of those numbers. The 2013 Bonuses Liriano’s 2013 bonus structure is as follows: 60 days not on DL with right arm injury: $250K 75 days not on DL with right arm injury: $250K 90 days not on DL with right arm...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Lucky Thirteen For Pirates2 In Win Over Cubs
Aug21

DSL Prospect Watch: Lucky Thirteen For Pirates2 In Win Over Cubs

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here.  For a recap of the DSL All-Star game, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player/stat each day. PIRATES1 The Pirates1 were rained out yesterday. The game was canceled and will not be made up. PIRATES2 Box Score Result: Pirates 5, Cubs 0 Starting...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Twelve Straight Wins For Pirates2, Four Hits For Hurtarte
Aug20

DSL Prospect Watch: Twelve Straight Wins For Pirates2, Four Hits For Hurtarte

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here.  For a recap of the DSL All-Star game, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player/stat each day. PIRATES1 Box Score Result: Pirates 11, Yankees2 3 Starting Pitcher: Christian Henriquez, LHP (1.87) 4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Top Hitter:...

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Cuban First Baseman Jose Abreu is the Perfect Pirates Off-Season Target
Aug19

Cuban First Baseman Jose Abreu is the Perfect Pirates Off-Season Target

Rob Biertempfel reported yesterday that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been scouting Cuban defector Jose Abreu, and will attend a showcase he will hold in September. The Pirates have been mentioned in the past with Cuban players, but they have never been serious bidders. Most of the international signings the Pirates make are off the radar players like Starling Marte ($85,000), Alen Hanson ($150,000) or Gregory Polanco ($75,000)....

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates2 Take Wildcard Lead With Eleventh Straight Win
Aug18

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates2 Take Wildcard Lead With Eleventh Straight Win

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here.  For a recap of the DSL All-Star game, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day. PIRATES1 Box Score Result: Pirates 3, Angels 1 Starting Pitcher: Ramon Rodriguez, RHP (2.45) 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Johan De...

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A Quick Look at Tyler Glasnow’s Declining Walk Totals
Aug17

A Quick Look at Tyler Glasnow’s Declining Walk Totals

Last night I noticed that Tyler Glasnow had a ridiculously low walk rate, at least for Tyler Glasnow standards. All year Glasnow has been striking out well over a batter an inning on average. Earlier in the season, he had a very high walk rate, due to his inability to repeat his delivery. As the season has gone on, the walks have dropped. After last night’s start, he had a 3.06 BB/9 ratio in his last ten games, which is...

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