All posts tagged "A.J. Burnett"

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 4/6/12

    Yesterday was opening day of the minor league season for three of the Pirates four full season affiliates. Indianapolis opens their schedule on the road today in Toledo. A full recap of last night’s action can be viewed here.  A.J. Burnett gets a rehab start for Bradenton tonight, while Stetson Allie returns...

  • Analysis
    (Video) A.J. Burnett’s Six Out Inning

    A.J. Burnett threw three innings at Pirate City today against the Triple-A lineup. After getting three quick outs in the third inning, the right-hander remained on the mound for three more outs. All six outs can be seen in the video below. ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe...

  • Game Recaps
    A.J. Burnett Pitches Three Innings at Pirate City

    A.J. Burnett threw three innings today at Pirate City. A.J. Burnett threw in an intrasquad game at Pirate City this afternoon, going three innings against the Pirates' Triple-A lineup. The start was Burnett's first outing in a game situation since going down with a fractured orbital bone earlier in Spring Training. The...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Fryer Added Leg Kick Over Offseason

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Catcher Eric Fryer worked on incorporating a leg kick over the offseason. During the Fall Instructional League, which is held at Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida, Fryer said it was one of his main focuses. "Mainly I really focused on hitting, trying to work in a slight leg kick, trying...

  • Analysis
    A.J. Burnett Hit in the Eye With a Bunt (Video)

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  • Analysis
    Pirates starting pitchers – K% and BB%

    Here is a visual look at how the Pirates’ starting pitchers compared to the rest of the league in strikeout and walk rates last season. This graph shows every pitcher that threw at least 100 innings in 2011. The two lines mark the average rates for this particular group of pitchers, which...

  • Transactions
    Burnett Passes Physical, MLB Approves Deal

    According to Buster Olney, A.J. Burnett has passed his physical, and Major League Baseball has approved the deal. That makes the trade official. The Pirates will need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster to make room for Burnett. They are expected to make that move tomorrow.... This content is for...

  • Top Stories
    Updated Value of a Win & How It Relates to Andrew McCutchen

    A recent piece on Fangraphs re-establishes the value of the cost per win on the free agent market. How does this affect the decision by the Pirates this past off-season and going forward with Andrew McCutchen?

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Buy Low, Sell High

    In looking at A.J. Burnett's trade value a few weeks ago, I pointed out that the remaining $33 M salary left him with a trade value of negative $17.6 M, based on his 1.5 WAR the last two years. That meant the Yankees needed to pick up $17.6 M just to give...

  • Analysis
    What Did the Pirates Give Up in the Burnett Deal?

    The A.J. Burnett trade has finally come to an end, with the Pittsburgh Pirates getting the right handed starter for $13 M over two years. In exchange, the Pirates gave up right handed relief prospect Diego Moreno and outfielder Exicardo Cayones. For those of you unfamiliar with either player, here is what...

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