First Pitch: Breaking Down The Musical Chair of Relievers
Jun02

First Pitch: Breaking Down The Musical Chair of Relievers

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a busy day of moves. None of the moves were major, but a set of three moves led to the Pirates playing musical chairs with relief pitchers, and ending up with a first round compensation pick in the process. First, the¬†Pirates traded Bryan Morris to the Marlins, receiving the 39th pick in next week’s draft. Then they called up Casey Sadler to replace Morris on the roster. To cap it off, they¬†claimed...

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Casey Sadler Takes Roster Spot of Bryan Morris
Jun01

Casey Sadler Takes Roster Spot of Bryan Morris

Following the trade of Bryan Morris to the Miami Marlins, the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Casey Sadler to take his place on the major league roster. Sadler was pulled from his last start while he was in the bullpen warming up on Friday, so there may have been an indication at that time that a deal was going to be made. Sadler pitched twice for the Pirates earlier this month out of the bullpen. He threw a total of four scoreless...

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Minor League Schedule: Adrian Sampson Has Been Tough At Home This Season
May29

Minor League Schedule: Adrian Sampson Has Been Tough At Home This Season

Today’s Starters: Casey Sadler, Adrian Sampson, John Kuchno, Shane Carle

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Top 10 Pitchers: Cumpton Dominates in Final Triple-A Start; Sampson Breaking Out?
May26

Top 10 Pitchers: Cumpton Dominates in Final Triple-A Start; Sampson Breaking Out?

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten scores are highlighted in the write-up below. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really...

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Minor League Schedule: Three Pitchers Try to Stay Hot on Sunday
May24

Minor League Schedule: Three Pitchers Try to Stay Hot on Sunday

Today’s Starters: Casey Sadler, Adrian Sampson, Orlando Castro, Shane Carle

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