First Pitch: The First Baseman of the Future Probably Isn’t Playing First Base
Jan23

First Pitch: The First Baseman of the Future Probably Isn’t Playing First Base

The Pittsburgh Pirates have question marks at first base and right field entering the 2014 season. If you look through the farm system for long-term answers in right field, you don’t have to go far to find the right-fielder of the future. His name is Gregory Polanco, and he should arrive in mid-2014. If you go through the farm system looking for the first baseman of the future, you’re not going to find any leading...

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Pirates Acquire Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas For Alex Dickerson
Nov25

Pirates Acquire Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas For Alex Dickerson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Alex Dickerson. To make room on the 40-man roster for Decker and Mikolas, the Pirates have designated Garrett Jones and Kyle McPherson for assignment. Decker and Mikolas were recently designated for assignment by the Padres. Decker was a first round pick in the 2008 draft, and was one of the top 100 prospects in the game in...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Arizona Fall League Season Recap
Nov15

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Arizona Fall League Season Recap

The Arizona Fall League ended on Thursday with a 3-2 loss for the Pittsburgh Pirates players and their Scottsdale Scorpions team. The team finished the season with a 10-21 record, but there were some positive signs from the Pirates players assigned to the league. The Pirates sent a total of eight players to the AFL, the last coming when Phil Irwin replaced Jameson Taillon on the roster. They had three position players, Alen Hanson,...

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AFL: Hanson Drives In Run As Scottsdale Loses Season Finale
Nov14

AFL: Hanson Drives In Run As Scottsdale Loses Season Finale

On the last day of the Arizona Fall League regular season, the Scottsdale Scorpions dropped their seventh straight game, going down 3-2 to Salt River. They finished the season with a 10-21 record, worst in the AFL.  Three Pittsburgh Pirates players were in the starting lineup on Thursday. Alen Hanson was in the lead-off spot, with Alex Dickerson hitting fifth and in right field, while Gift Ngoepe was at second base and batting eighth....

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AFL: Dickerson Reaches Base Twice, Drives In Run In Loss
Nov13

AFL: Dickerson Reaches Base Twice, Drives In Run In Loss

On Wednesday night in the Arizona Fall League, Scottsdale lost their 20th game, dropping an 8-5 decision to Salt River. It was the sixth straight loss for the Scorpions, who at one time had a 7-6 record. Since then, they are 3-14, leaving them with the worst record in the AFL.  Alex Dickerson was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the starting lineup. He was batting fifth and playing left field. In his first AB, Dickerson grounded...

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