Who Should the Pirates Protect From the Rule 5 Draft?
Nov05

Who Should the Pirates Protect From the Rule 5 Draft?

In two weeks and one day, on November 20th, MLB teams will have to submit their 40-man rosters, complete with players protected from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. I’ve posted the players who are eligible before, and you should know the rules if you’ve been reading this site for any amount of time. If not, here is a quick refresher on when players become eligible. **If a player was 18 or younger in the year he was signed, he...

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The Pirates Have Plenty of Starting Pitching Depth in 2014
Oct22

The Pirates Have Plenty of Starting Pitching Depth in 2014

One of the biggest keys to the 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Pirates was their pitching depth. The Pirates used 12 different starting pitchers, and most of those starters were used in the first three months of the season. That didn’t count guys like Jeff Karstens and Kyle McPherson, who were counted on pre-season as depth options, but weren’t available due to injuries. The off-season focus is always on the five man...

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2013 Altoona Curve Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects
Oct18

2013 Altoona Curve Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

Altoona had an impressive group of prospects throughout the year, although they didn’t start off with a good looking team. The breakouts of Andrew Lambo and Stolmy Pimentel, plus the mid-season promotions of Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, and Nick Kingham, turned the Altoona Curve into one of the most talented teams in the minors throughout the 2013 season. Below is a recap of the hitters and pitchers at the level, followed by...

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Prospect Watch: Kingham and Glasnow Finish Their Regular Seasons Strong
Aug30

Prospect Watch: Kingham and Glasnow Finish Their Regular Seasons Strong

Top Pitcher: Nick Kingham, Top Hitter: Jordan Steranka, HR: Carlos Mesa, Jordan Steranka

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Casey Sadler Promoted to Indianapolis
Aug30

Casey Sadler Promoted to Indianapolis

  According to the Altoona Mirror, right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler has been promoted to Indianapolis. Sadler had a 3.31 ERA in 130.1 innings with Altoona this year, along with a 67:42 K/BB ratio. The sinkerball pitcher didn’t strike out a lot of batters, but put up a strong 1.74 GO/AO ratio. Indianapolis is about to be raided for their starters, with guys like Brandon Cumpton, Kris Johnson, and Stolmy Pimentel expected to...

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