Projecting NL All-Star Rosters: Grilli, Burnett Could Be Only Pirates

There is only one month left in the fan voting for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at New York’s Citi Field. Today, MLB released updated ballot results for the National League. The full results can be found here, but below are the current vote leaders at each position. Starting Lineup Catcher: Buster Posey, Giants First Base: Joey Votto, Reds Second Base: Brandon Phillips, Reds Shortstop: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies Third Base: Pablo...

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Polanco, Hanson, and Kingham Named to FSL All-Star Team

The Bradenton Marauders are sending three players to the Florida State League All-Star game. Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, and Nick Kingham have all been selected to the game, which will be played on Saturday, June 15th. Polanco and Hanson each made the South Atlantic League All-Star team last year. Polanco leads the Marauders in batting average (.321), home runs (6), RBI (30), and stolen bases (23). He is second in the league in...

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Six West Virginia Power Players Named To SAL All-Star Team

On Tuesday morning, the South Atlantic League named six West Virginia Power players to the All-Star game, which will be played on June 18th in Lakewood. Getting the honors for the Power are, Stetson Allie, Josh Bell, Walker Gourley, Dilson Herrera, Tyler Glasnow and Orlando Castro. Stetson Allie is leading the SAL with 16 homers, 54 RBIs, 72 hits, 136 total bases, a .642 slugging percentage and a 1.060 OPS. The big first baseman is...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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