• Jameson Taillon’s Delivery Shows That Prospects Don’t Develop Overnight

    In 2011 I was in West Virginia for Jameson Taillon's pro debut. It was raining that night, which had a lot of scouts in the tight confines of the Appalachian Power Park press box. I was talking with an AL scout about Taillon in anticipation of his debut. This particular scout had...

  • DSL Prospect Watch: Polo On Fire, Yankees/Pirates Suspended By Rain

    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: Angels 5, Pirates 3 Starting Pitcher: Ramon Rodriguez, RHP (0-2, 5.63)...

  • DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Down Yankees, Polo Keeps Hitting

    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 9, Angels 5 Starting Pitcher: Miguel Ferreras, RHP (0-1, 4.91)...

  • Gerrit Cole Does it Himself in Debut with Quality Start, Two RBI

    Gerrit Cole exits to an ovation. (Photo Credit: David Hague) Gerrit Cole steps into the box for his first Major League at-bat with the bases loaded. Two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum is 60 feet, 6 inches away. After two straight strikes, Cole lays off three pitches out of the zone. Then...

  • Charlie Morton to Start Thursday, Wandy Rodriguez on Disabled List

    Right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton is set to start Thursday for the Pirates, one year to the day before his Tommy John surgery. While returning to the Majors 12 months after the reconstructive elbow procedure is a relatively quick recovery time, Morton has been itching to get back for a while. Charlie Morton is...

  • The Book on Gerrit Cole

    Gerrit Cole makes his Pirates debut tonight. The top prospect in the system, Gerrit Cole, is making his major league debut tonight against the San Francisco Giants. I'm not sure how many people need an introduction to Cole's stuff. He's been the top prospect in the system for the last two years,...

  • DSL Prospect Watch: Runs Hard To Come By As Pirates Lose Twice

    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: Marlins 6, Pirates 1 Starting Pitcher: Jandy Vasquez, RHP (0-1, 11.57)...

  • What Should We Expect From Gerrit Cole?

    Cole will face the San Francisco Giants in his MLB debut Tuesday. Player comparisons can give fans a lot to dream on. One popular comparison for Pirates' top pitching prospect Gerrit Cole has been Justin Verlander. It's easy to understand because there are plenty of similarities. Cole is 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, was...

  • Pirates Playoff Odds: Downturn After Losing Road Trip

    The Pirates' outfield could play a big role in their playoff push. (Photo by: David Hague) After a 2-4 road trip, things look just a little bleaker for the Pirates. Every Monday, l break down the playoff odds from Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs and ClayDavenport.com. This week, those projections dropped a little bit...

  • DSL Prospect Watch: Both Affiliates Put Up Ten Runs Each

    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 10, Marlins 2 Starting Pitcher: Dan Urbina, RHP (1-0, 4.66)...

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