• Pirates Release Six Minor League Pitchers

    The Pittsburgh Pirates released six minor leaguers this morning. Details on each player below. Logan Pevny Logan Pevny - Pevny was a 49th round prep pitcher taken in the 2010 draft. He's a tall, skinny pitcher who throws in the upper 80s, and tops out at 92 with sink to his fastball....

  • Prospect Notebook: Hafner Having Success With New Slider; Kingham and Fuesser Pitch Well

    Hafner allowed just one hit and no walks in two innings The Pirates took on the Blue Jays in three lower level minor league games.  The two class A squads hooked up, while the teams added a rookie level game. The high A game featured Nick Kingham, although he didn't start.  Jared...

  • Prospect Notebook: Casey Sadler, Brandon Cumpton and Duke Welker

    Sadler allowed just one hit and no walks in five shutout innings The Pirates' AAA and AA squads took on their Toronto counterparts at Pirate City today.  They got good starts from Brandon Cumpton in the AAA game and Casey Sadler in the AA game.  Cumpton went four and a third innings,...

  • Pirate City Notes: Welker, Curry, Santos, Rojas, Rowland, Allie, 2013 Draft

    Below are the lineups, pitchers, and notes for each game. The Triple-A and Double-A squads are home. Also, Duke Welker will be throwing a simulated game. Welker was experiencing some shoulder soreness earlier in Spring Training, before being demoted to minor league camp. One big difference this year at Pirate City is...

  • Prospect Notebook: Good Pitching in the Class A Games

    Rodriguez allowed no earned runs and fanned four over four innings The Pirates played host to the Yankees' class A teams at Pirate City today, in games dominated by the pitching.  Outside of a first inning outburst by the Pirates' high A squad, there was little offense. The low A game finished...

  • Pirates at Pirate City: Jason Grilli, Charlie Morton (Video)

    Charlie Morton threw his third live BP today at Pirate City. Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was over at Pirate City today, instead of being in Fort Myers for this afternoon's game. There were also a few major leaguers in camp, with Jason Grilli and Charlie Morton both getting a lot of...

  • Pirates Release Brad Hawpe

    Brad Hawpe has been released. The Pittsburgh Pirates have granted Brad Hawpe his unconditional release today, cutting camp down to 36 active players. Hawpe didn't really have a shot at making the team, and it seems that he didn't want to go to Triple-A. He wouldn't have had much of an opportunity...

  • Can Zack Dodson Bounce Back From His 2012 Season?

    Can Zack Dodson bounce back from his 2012 season? Zack Dodson has had two years worth of set backs in low-A. In 2011 he missed half the season with a broken hand. He did have good numbers when healthy, but only made 13 starts at the level. Dodson returned to West Virginia...

  • Prospect Notebook: Stolmy Pimentel Dominates, While A.J. Burnett . . . Not So Much

    Pimentel fanned six in five shutout innings Well, okay, A.J. Burnett isn't a prospect, but he was pitching against them today as the Yankees' AAA and AA squads visited Pirate City. Burnett struggled throughout his outing, a lot of it due to control issues, and didn't manage to complete all his innings...

  • Major League Roster Predictions With One Week Remaining in Camp

    The Pirates made three cuts this morning, trimming the active roster down to 37 players. The Spring Training tracker has been updated with the moves, and the position battles at the bottom of the tracker have been updated. However, I wanted to take a closer look at each battle with a week...

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