Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Minor League Spring Training Roster

I just received a copy of the Minor League Camp roster, listing every player who will be participating in the minor league portion of Spring Training. Only a few players have reported to camp so far, with March 3rd being the deadline for all players to report. * = Left Handed # = Switch Hitter Number in Parenthesis = Age Pitchers Alderson, Tim (24) Baker, Nathaniel * (25) Beckman, Ryan (23) Benedict, Matthew (24) Breedlove, Lance (22)...

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GCL Pirates Advance to Gulf Coast League Championship

The Gulf Coast League playoffs began today with a one game Wild Card round. The GCL Pirates captured the Wild Card spot, and took on the GCL Cardinals in round one. The Pirates beat the Cardinals 1-0 to advance to the GCL Finals, where they will take on the GCL Red Sox. 2011 4th round pick Colten Brewer led the way with four shutout innings. Brewer gave up one walks and one hit, while striking out four. During the season, Brewer had a...

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2012 GCL Pirates Season Preview

The GCL Pirates are very much about projection this year. The team is made up of a lot of international players making the jump to the US, and a lot of young draft picks. On the pitching side, the Pirates feature their usual assortment of high school pitchers with projectable arms. On the hitting side, there are a lot of potential breakout candidates. The big story this year will be Stetson Allie, who is converting to a hitting...

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Barajas’ First Bucco Dinger Gives Pirates Walkoff Win

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Catcher Rod Barajas has been struggling at the plate since the season started and entered game action hitting for just a .133/.200/.183 line in 60 at-bats. The veteran has been putting in extra work early in the cages, and it proved to pay off ¬†at PNC Park against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Trailing 4-3 in the ninth with Alex Presley on third, Barajas took the first pitch from Washington’s...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Extended Spring Training Roster

Spring Training is over for the full season teams, but for players who will start the year in State College, the Gulf Coast League, or the Dominican Summer League, there’s extended Spring Training. Extended Spring Training works similar to regular Spring Training in minor league camp. The team works out in the morning, then plays intrasquad games in the afternoon. The following players are on the Pirates’ extended Spring...

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