Altoona at Richmond tonight

5 years ago

I’ll be going to the Altoona game at Richmond tonight to see the Curve in action.  Tim Alderson will ...

Justin Wilson is heating up

5 years ago

Don’t look now, but Justin Wilson may be heating up a bit early this season. Wilson made his professional ...

Michael Crotta promoted to Indianapolis

5 years ago

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted starting pitcher Michael Crotta from Altoona to Indianapolis today, according to Dejan Kovacevic.  Crotta ...

Michael Crotta 4/13 Video Recap

5 years ago

I was in attendance for Michael Crotta’s start on Tuesday, April 13th against the Richmond Flying Squirrels.  Crotta had ...

Altoona Curve Game Recap

5 years ago

I lived in two different areas of Pennsylvania for about 12 years, living in the Altoona area for seven ...

Minor League Opening Day

5 years ago

Today is the opening day for the full season minor league teams, with all four of the Pittsburgh Pirates ...

Altoona Curve Roster Set

5 years ago

The Altoona Curve Opening Day Roster is set, according to the Altoona Mirror.  The roster is as follows: C ...

Adam Hyzdu

6 years ago

Some great information became available yesterday, as Dan Szymborski (creator of the ZiPS projection system) posted his minor-league-to-major-league translations ...

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    I missed the Q&A last week due to a common problem in Spring Training: I forgot what day it was. It was around 6:00 that I was ...

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    With Jameson Taillon returning from Tommy John surgery, and unlikely to make an impact at the Major League level early in the year, the top prospect to ...

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    There are less than two weeks remaining in Spring Training, and the one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates had actual position battles is heating up. There were ...

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    The 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement brought a lot of changes to Major League Baseball. The biggest change for the Pittsburgh Pirates came in the draft. From 2008-2011, ...

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    When the Pittsburgh Pirates moved Alen Hanson to second base last year, part of the plan was to get him to the majors faster by putting him at ...

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    What the Stats Don’t Tell You About Tyler Glasnow

    1 week ago

    The stat line for Tyler Glasnow’s start at Pirate City yesterday looked great: 3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K. The lone run ...

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    JaCoby Jones Did Fine in the Move to Shortstop, But Needs to Cut Down on Strikeouts

    1 week ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted JaCoby Jones as an outfielder in the third round of the 2013 draft, then surprised everyone the following year when they moved him ...

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  • Cody Dickson is a lefty with the upside of a middle of the rotation starter. (Photo Credit: Mark Olson)

    The Mental Adjustment that Led to Cody Dickson’s Dominant 2014 Second Half

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    Trusting his stuff and not trying to do too much — that has been the key for left-handed pitcher Cody Dickson so far in his professional baseball ...

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    If you have ever played third base in your life — professional, college, high school, slow pitch softball — then the Pittsburgh Pirates might be contacting you ...

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