DSL Prospect Watch: Agrazal With Impressive Pro Debut

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, 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: Rockies 10, Pirates 7 Starting Pitcher: Dan Urbina, RHP (0-0, 9.64) – 4.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HR Top Hitter: Rodney Polonia (.500) – 1-for-2, 2B, RBI, BB Other Notable...

Read More

Pirates Playoff Odds: Hovering Above 50 Percent

Let’s escape from the forest and look at the trees. We are still four months away from the MLB Playoffs, but want to make sure to keep one eye on the postseason picture, one eye on the team day-to-day and one eye on that optometrist that really screwed us up. Every Monday, I will break down the playoff odds and projections from the three sites that do it best: Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs and ClayDavenport.com. We’ll see...

Read More

Has Russell Martin been the Best Free Agent Signing?

You get the sense with this Pirates team that something is different. Sure, Pittsburgh has been rattling off wins at a near-record pace and appears poised to battle with St. Louis and Cincinnati all summer for positioning in the National League Central with the prospect of spot in the playoffs not seeming like a pipe dream. Those are all not the norm for the Pirates, but what has been the catalyst for the transformation from a good...

Read More

Pirates Call Up Pitchers Ryan Reid, Jared Hughes

Right-handed pitcher Ryan Reid has been called up by the Pirates and will join the team in Atlanta, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick. Reid, 28, is in his first season in Pittsburgh’s system after being added as a minor league free agent in November. He has never pitched in the Major Leagues but has pitched 34.2 relief innings for Triple-A Indianapolis this season with a 0.52 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, 31 strikeouts and nine...

Read More

DSL Prospect Watch: High Priced Players Make Their Pro Debuts

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, 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 7, Rockies 4 Starting Pitcher: Jose Regalado, RHP (1-0, 7.20) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Luis Benitez, CF (.750) – 3-for-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, BB Other...

Read More

Prospect Trends: Hanson’s Getting It in Gear While Pimentel’s Going the Other Way

The farm system as a whole has been in something of a slump for a week or so, but a couple of former prospects are showing some power at the upper levels and one of the team’s top prospects is overcoming a bad start.  Meanwhile, the bullpen depth has taken a hit lately. The Good Matt Hague, 1B (AAA):  He’s past the prospect stage, but Hague could still rate consideration for a callup if the Pirates suffered a couple of...

Read More
Page 61 of 1,316« First...102030...5960616263...708090...Last »