• Pirates Moving NYPL Team to Jamestown

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will be moving their New York-Penn League affiliate to Jamestown, according to Guy Cipriano. We heard yesterday that the State College Spikes had signed with the St. Louis Cardinals, ending the relationship with the Pirates. Earlier today, Rob Biertempfel mentioned that a deal was in place with Jamestown, and...

  • Exploring the Arsenal – Travis Wood

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of...

  • State College Splits With Pirates, Signs Two Year Deal With Cardinals

    Prior to the season we heard word that the State College Spikes weren't satisfied as a Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate, and were considering looking for a new organization after the 2012 season when the deal expired between the two teams. According to Rob Biertempfel, the Spikes have signed a two year deal with...

  • McDonald Pulled From Rotation, McPherson Replaces Him

    Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle announced on Sunday that James McDonald has been removed from the rotation, and rookie Kyle McPherson will replace him in the five-man staff, getting his first Major League start on Wednesday in Pittsburgh against Milwaukee. As the season continues to wind down, and each game continues to get...

  • Exploring the Arsenal – Chris Volstad

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of...

  • Exploring the Arsenal – Jason Berken

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in his career. This chart is from the catcher’s point...

  • Exploring the Arsenal – Chris Rusin

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of...

  • Taking a look at Jose Tabata’s speed

    Leading off the top of the second inning in the Pirates’ 14-inning loss to the Reds on Monday, Jose Tabata hit a comebacker that Mat Latos knocked down and easily threw on to first for the out. It was a harmless play, one of little significance in a game that would ultimately...

  • 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates Fall Instructional League Roster

    The Fall Instructional Leagues ("instructs") will start at the end of this month, starting on September 17th and ending October 19th. Instructs is a time for the minor league players to review their 2012 seasons, add new pitches, refine old pitches, or add new positions on the field. It's also a chance...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Projected Super Two Players

    According to CAA on Twitter (via MLBTR), the projected cutoff date for Super Two players is expected to be two years and 139 days. This doesn't really impact the Pittsburgh Pirates much. Neil Walker, who entered the year with one year and 166 days of service time, was always going to be...

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