All posts tagged "Chase D’Arnaud"

  • Analysis
    Should the Pirates Make a Move?

    At the beginning of this month, I talked about how the Pirates weren't winning against good teams, and were just beating up on bad teams.  I mentioned that with a June schedule which included the Philadelphia Phillies (34-22 at the time), Arizona Diamondbacks (31-25), Cleveland Indians (33-20), Boston Red Sox (30-26), and...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 76: Bucs Move 2 Games Over .500 Behind Karstens

    It was the biggest crowd in PNC history. Though the Pirates won, many in attendance didn’t go home happy because they are part of Red Sox Nation. For the second straight day, the Pirates played a close one and came out on top. They are now two games over .500 once again....

  • Game Recaps
    Game 75 Recap: Pitching Staff Bends, Doesn’t Break in 3-1 Win

    If you’re looking for signs of life from the Pittsburgh Pirates, and wondering if this team is a true contender, tonight would be a great game to make your case.  The Pirates took on the Boston Red Sox, owners of the best record in the American League, and won 3-1 on a...

  • Analysis
    Updated Projections: d’Arnaud, Presley, Lincoln

    d'Arnaud is making his major league debut tonight In the 2011 Pirates Prospects Annual, I released my 2011 projections for players on the Pirates 40-man roster. I also ran projections for non-roster minor league players who received an invite to spring training. Thus, preseason projections were available for each of the players...

  • Analysis
    Starling Marte Selected for the MLB Futures Game

    Marte has been selected to the MLB Futures Game. Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Starling Marte, who rated as the second best prospect in the system in our pre-season rankings, has been selected to play in the MLB Futures Game.  Marte will play on the World roster, and would have been going up...

  • Analysis
    Pirates to Call Up Chase d’Arnaud, Alex Presley, Brad Lincoln

    D'Arnaud will be called up on Friday. The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that they will be calling up Chase d'Arnaud on Friday.  To make room for the addition, Josh Harrison has been optioned to Indianapolis.  D'Arnaud is in the middle of a strong season at the AAA level, with a .280/.347/.418 line...

  • Analysis
    Two Promotions the Pirates Need to Make

    With a .335 average and an .897 OPS, Presley should be in the majors. The offense for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year has been, no pun intended, hit or miss.  The Pirates have scored one or fewer runs in six of their last ten games.  Not surprisingly, their record in those games...

  • Analysis
    Reverse Trade Values: Pirates Becoming Buyers

    In the past I've done this trade values series solely on what our trade chips have been worth.  However, the term "trade chips" has been limited to the people the Pittsburgh Pirates could eventually deal as sellers.  I mentioned that Joel Hanrahan (article here) and Paul Maholm (article here) could get good...

  • Analysis
    Reviewing the 2011 Rule 5 Roster Crunch

    Marte is a must protect for the 2011 Rule 5 draft. We've reviewed the upcoming Rule 5 roster crunch before, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates will have a lot of players eligible for the upcoming draft in December.  With about half a season in the books, let's review the best of the...

  • Analysis
    Cedeno is Starting to Struggle Again

    Last month I wrote about how all of the shortstops at the top levels were having success in the month of May.  Ronny Cedeno ended up with a .286/.368/.405 line, which combined with his great defensive play has given him some value as a starting shortstop.  Chase d'Arnaud hit for a .329/.357/.456...

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