• 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)...

  • Gerrit Cole Will Start for Pirates on Tuesday

    Gerrit Cole is officially scheduled to take the mound in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Top Pirates pitching prospect Gerrit Cole will make his Major League debut Tuesday Night at PNC Park. Cole and the Bucs will face pitcher Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants in the first game of the homestand. Cole...

  • Pirates Recall Alex Presley, Place Jared Hughes on DL

    This is Presley's third call-up of the season. (Photo by: David Hague) Outfielder Alex Presley will re-join the Pirates to get the team back to having 13 position players on the roster. Right-handed reliever Jared Hughes has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The Pirates were working...

  • DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Pitchers Combine For No-Hitter

    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 2, Phillies 0 Starting Pitcher: Jose Regalado, RHP (2-0, 3.60)...

  • Gerrit Cole Could Make Major League Debut on Tuesday

    Cole might be on the mound at PNC Park on Tuesday. Pirates' top pitching prospect Gerrit Cole could start Tuesday night at PNC Park, according to the beat writers for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Cole started the year as the No. 7 overall prospect in the minor leagues, according to Baseball America....

  • Wandy Rodriguez Does Not Expect to Go on Disabled List

    Pirates left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez told Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he has inflammation in his left arm and not a more serious injury. https://twitter.com/msanserino/status/343021035676913664 Rodriguez left his start Thursday in the 1st inning with forearm tightness, and he pointed to his left elbow when attended to by a trainer on the...

  • DSL Prospect Watch: Basulto And Herrera Propel Pirates To First Win

    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: Phillies 11 , Pirates 5 Starting Pitcher: Ramon Rodriguez, RHP (0-1,...

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