• An Early Look at the Results From the 2009 Draft

    An early look at the results around MLB from the 2009 draft.

  • Navy SEALs Roundtable With Dejan Kovacevic, Charlie Wilmoth, and More

    Tonight I'll be participating in a Navy SEALs roundtable over at Bucs Dugout. It was an idea proposed earlier this evening by Dejan Kovacevic, and will also be attended by Pat at WHYGAVS, Brian at Raise the Jolly Roger, and others. Here is the link to join the discussion. This is kind...

  • Grading the Pirates’ 2008 Draft

    Back in February I took a look at the early results of the 2008 draft. At the time, only eight players from the entire draft had a career 2.0 WAR or better. I pointed out that the 2012 season should start to see results from this draft, especially for the Pirates, who had...

  • Battling for a Starting Job in 2013, Presley Has Offseason to do List

    The 2012 season for Alex Presley wasn't what he, nor the Pirates expected from him. After an impressive rookie season in 2011, where he finished with a .298 average over 52 games in the Majors, Presley broke spring training with the starting job in left field. But the 27-year-old struggled in his sophomore year,...

  • MLBTR’s Projected Arbitration Prices For the Pirates

    Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors came out with a system last year to project expected arbitration prices. Here were the projections last year, and what the players actually received. Player (Projection/Actual) Joel Hanrahan ($4.0/$4.1) Casey McGehee ($3.1/$2.5375) Jeff Karstens ($2.8/$3.1) Garrett Jones ($2.4/$2.25) Ross Ohlendorf ($2.1/Non-Tendered) Charlie Morton ($2.1/$2.445) Jose Veras...

  • With No Moves, the Pirates are Projected to Spend $63 M in 2013

    Yesterday I finished putting together the 2013 40-man payroll page, which will be updated throughout the off-season, and in to the regular season. Bookmark that link, as I'll be updating the chart after every move throughout the off-season. The chart provides an estimate  of the year-end 2013 payroll, which will definitely change...

  • Starling Marte and Jeff Locke Rank in International League Top 20

    Baseball America released their 2012 International League top 20 list yesterday, with two Pirates prospects making the list. Starling Marte and Jeff Locke both made an appearance, and both were in the top ten. The rankings can be seen here, and scouting reports can be seen here by subscribers. Marte was ranked...

  • George Washington University Hires Former Hitting Coach Gregg Ritchie

    George Washington University officially announced the hiring of former Pirates Hitting Coach Gregg Ritchie on Thursday. Ritchie will serve as the school's head baseball coach. Pirates Prospects first learned the news of him leaving Pittsburgh last week. "Coming back to George Washington brings my career full circle as in many ways this is...

  • How Many Good Hitters Do the Pirates Need For a Legitimate Lineup?

    A five year look at the top 3 and bottom 3 teams in the National League by hitter WAR.

  • Gerrit Cole Ranks Third on the Eastern League Top 20

    Yesterday Baseball America released their top 20 prospects for the 2012 Eastern League season. Only one Pirates prospect made the list, with Gerrit Cole coming in third place. The list can be seen here, and scouting reports can be seen here by subscribers. Cole ranked third behind Manny Machado and Zack Wheeler,...

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