• DSL Prospect Watch: High Priced Players Make Their Pro Debuts

    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 7, Rockies 4 Starting Pitcher: Jose Regalado, RHP (1-0, 7.20)...

  • Prospect Trends: Hanson’s Getting It in Gear While Pimentel’s Going the Other Way

    Lambo's gone deep eight times in May. Photo Credit: David Hague The farm system as a whole has been in something of a slump for a week or so, but a couple of former prospects are showing some power at the upper levels and one of the team's top prospects is overcoming...

  • Save $8 On The Pirates Prospects Books With the MLB Draft Sale

    The 2013 MLB Draft is one week away, and is always one of the biggest events on the site. To celebrate, we're offering the 2013 Pirates Prospects books at a discount with our MLB Draft sale. By using the code "2013DRAFT", you can get the 2013 books for $13 each, which is...

  • Links: Are the Pirates For Real?

    Every year it seems like there's one surprise team that everyone starts talking about early in the season. The Pirates have been a surprise team in each of the previous two years, but I don't recall the discussion starting this early (probably because they broke out in June 2011, and had a...

  • Five Candidates For a Promotion and When They Could Be Promoted

    One of the best ways to figure out when (or if) a player is going to be promoted is by looking at what the organization has done with previous players. For the most part, each player is an individual circumstance and should be treated with an individual approach. However, there are usually...

  • Stetson Allie, Matt Hague, and Alen Hanson Win Player of the Week Awards

    Stetson Allie was named the SAL player of the week for the second time this season. Yesterday I posted the weekly top performers, with Stetson Allie and Matt Hague leading the group of hitters over the last week. Both players also led their individual leagues and were recognized with Player of the...

  • Keith Law Ranks Three Pirates Among Top 25 Prospects

    Keith Law has unveiled a new top 25 prospect list for Insider subscribers and he has three Pittsburgh Pirates players listed. Cole retains his top spot in the Pirates system (Photo Credit: David Hague) Rated first among Pirates players is pitcher Gerrit Cole in the 12th spot. That is four spots down...

  • Glasnow, Bats Lead Turnaround for West Virginia

    In West Virginia's recent history, being able to put a winning baseball team on the field while consistently preparing prospects for the next level has been a formula that has been hard to come by, that is until recently. Dilson Herrera has been a big part of the West Virginia lineup hitting...

  • Gerrit Cole Links: Two Reports Have Cole As A Number Two Starter

    Two reports list Gerrit Cole as a number two starter. Two different reports went up this morning about Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect Gerrit Cole. Both reports were similar, possibly seeing the same start from the right-hander, and the takeaway from both reports could challenge the idea that Cole is the top prospect...

  • Is Stetson Allie a Future All-Star, Platoon Player, or Minor League Director?

    Stetson Allie has been one of the best stories in the Pirates' minor league system this year. I get asked all the time why he's not a top 20 prospect yet, when he'll be moved up to Double-A, and even what he could become in the future. I'm generally hesitant to give...

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