Why the 2015 Pirates Could Be a 100-Win Team
Aug07

Why the 2015 Pirates Could Be a 100-Win Team

This is your chance. Neal Huntington heard it from multiple teams leading up to the 2013 Trade Deadline. More than one competing front office told the Pirates general manager to “act properly,” as this was his chance to end 20 years of losing. “Reminding us how important it was to the city for us to win and how long it had been,” Huntington said. “We understand it. You know it’s part of the...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Michael De La Cruz Reaches Base Five Times In Win
Aug07

DSL Prospect Watch: Michael De La Cruz Reaches Base Five Times In 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:  Mets2 6, Pirates 1 Starting Pitcher: Ramon Rodriguez, RHP (1-4, 2.52) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR Top...

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Baseball America Releases Their Best Tools Lists; Several Pirates Mentioned
Aug06

Baseball America Releases Their Best Tools Lists; Several Pirates Mentioned

Baseball America released their Best Tools lists for each level in the 2013 season. Below are the links to each level’s article, along with the Pirates who received recognition. Pittsburgh All of the Pirates awards were NL only. Pedro Alvarez was named as having the third best power, behind Carlos Gonzalez and Giancarlo Stanton. Andrew McCutchen was named the Most Exciting Player and the second best baserunner, behind Everth...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Lose Late To Mets On Costly Errors
Aug06

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Lose Late To Mets On Costly Errors

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: Mets2 3, Pirates 2 Starting Pitcher: Miguel Ferreras, RHP (4.36) – 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter:...

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Alex Dickerson Named the Eastern League Player of the Month
Aug05

Alex Dickerson Named the Eastern League Player of the Month

Alex Dickerson has been named the Eastern League Player of the Month for the month of July. The first baseman hit for a .413/.440/.683 line in 104 at-bats last month, with ten doubles and six homers to win the award. Dickerson was also the Pirates Prospects Player of the Month for July, as his numbers were the best in the entire minor league system among hitters. Dickerson led the league in nearly every offensive category during the...

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Francisco Liriano Named the NL Player of the Week
Aug05

Francisco Liriano Named the NL Player of the Week

Francisco Liriano has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week of 7/29-8/4. The left-hander made two starts in that stretch, combining to give up one earned run on six hits in 14 innings, with a 14:7 K/BB ratio. Liriano picked up wins in both outings. In the first start, Liriano gave up one run on four hits in seven innings against the St. Louis Cardinals, with two walks and eight strikeouts. The second start saw...

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