2013 West Virginia Power Season Preview

The 2013 minor league season begins on Thursday. In the days leading up to the opener, I will be previewing the full season affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here is a look at the 2013 West Virginia Power, who will feature top prospects Josh Bell and Dilson Herrera on their Opening Day roster. Lineup C – Wyatt Mathisen 1B – Stetson Allie 2B – Dilson Herrera SS – Max Moroff 3B – Eric Wood LF –...

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8 prospects, 8 questions: An initial look at the Altoona Curve’s top prospects

One fun aspect of prospect analysis is that it truly is an adventure in ‘prospecting’— looking for gold amongst the less valuable pebbles. We deal in long shots, not sure things. We speculate and ask questions that we can’t assuredly answer, use information to make a projection, and then we wait and see. Since I’ll be in Altoona periodically this summer to cover the Curve for Pirates Prospects, I’m starting to have questions about...

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Which Prospects From Indianapolis Will Help the Pirates This Year?

Earlier I posted the 2013 Indianapolis Indians preview. The Triple-A squad is going to be where most of the replacements are going to come from for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year. Here is a look at some of the options in Triple-A. The goal here is to get an idea of who could arrive, when they could arrive, and what type of playing time they could see. Pitchers Gerrit Cole - The biggest help is obviously going to come from the top...

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2013 Indianapolis Indians Season Preview

The 2013 minor league season begins on Thursday. In the days leading up to the opener, I will be previewing the full season affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here is a look at the 2013 Indianapolis Indians, who will feature top prospect Gerrit Cole on their Opening Day roster. Lineup C – Tony Sanchez 1B – Matt Hague 2B – Ivan De Jesus Jr. SS – Jordy Mercer 3B – Jared Goedert LF – Alex Presley CF...

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2013 Altoona Curve Season Preview

The 2013 minor league season begins on Thursday. In the days leading up to the opener, I will be previewing the full season affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here is a look at the 2013 Altoona Curve, who will feature top prospect Jameson Taillon on their Opening Day roster. Lineup C – Carlos Paulino 1B – Matt Curry 2B – Jarek Cunningham SS – Gift Ngoepe 3B – Stefan Welch LF – Alex Dickerson CF...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Previews

In the last week we’ve been previewing the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates season. Below are all of the links to the season previews. Season Previews 21 Questions to Answer – by James Santelli Analyzing the Opening Day Roster – by Tim Williams Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Opening Day Payroll Positional Previews The Infield – by Tom Bragg The Outfield – by Tom Bragg The Bench – by Tom Bragg The Rotation –...

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