DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Drop Mets and Reds
Jul04

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Drop Mets and Reds

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 6, Mets2 1 in 10 innings Starting Pitcher: Jandy Vasquez, RHP (5.56) – 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Ramses Pena, 1B (.344) – 3-for-5, RBI Other Notable...

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Pirates’ Defensive Shifts: The Hidden Secret Behind Baseball’s Best Team
Jul04

Pirates’ Defensive Shifts: The Hidden Secret Behind Baseball’s Best Team

It’s Saturday in Pittsburgh, a hot but tolerable 76-degree evening with a late sunset. Tonight, a full PNC Park will watch Dan Fox beat Rickie Weeks at baseball. Dan Fox is 45 years old, tall but hardly wiry, bald and framed by Oakley glasses. His former internet baseball column was named after physicist Erwin Schrödinger and his Xbox gamertag is inspired by a work of John Milton. Rickie Weeks is 30, shorter than average height...

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Pirates Prospects to Appear on ESPN 970 With David Todd On Wednesdays
Jul03

Pirates Prospects to Appear on ESPN 970 With David Todd On Wednesdays

David Todd of ESPN 970 will be hosting an hour-long segment called “The Lumber Hour” each Wednesday from 6-7 PM. The show focuses specifically on the Pirates each week. I was on the first episode of the show last week, and will be a regular guest appearing most Wednesdays to talk about the prospects in the minor league system. You can hear my segment tonight around 6:30 PM. This week David and I discuss some of the players...

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Sanchez, Black, Harrison, and Johnson Named International League All-Stars
Jul03

Sanchez, Black, Harrison, and Johnson Named International League All-Stars

The Indianapolis Indians will be sending four players to the Triple-A All-Star game. Tony Sanchez, Vic Black, Josh Harrison, and Kris Johnson have all been selected to the game. Sanchez is having a huge year at the plate, hitting for a .303/.383/.551 line in 198 at-bats. His average, doubles (22), homers (9), and RBIs (36) are the second-most totals among International League catchers. Black has a 2.25 ERA in 28 innings of work, along...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Munoz and De La Cruz Stay Hot In Win Over Reds
Jul03

DSL Prospect Watch: Munoz and De La Cruz Stay Hot In Win Over Reds

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 6, Mets2 5 in six innings Starting Pitcher: Jose Regalado, RHP (4-1, 3.30) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Tito Polo, LF (.330) – 2-for-2, 3B, RBI,  BB,...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Drop Yankees, Lose Tough One To Cubs
Jun30

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Drop Yankees, Lose Tough One To Cubs

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 4, Yankees2 2 Starting Pitcher: Ramon Rodriguez, RHP (3.13) – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR Top Hitter: Ramses Pena, 1B (.308) – 2-for-4, RBI, 2 SB Other Notable...

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