All posts tagged "fastball"

  • Analysis
    A Tale of Projectability

    We often hear about "projectability" with young pitchers.  The idea is that a tall, skinny kid will add velocity to his frame as he fills out and matures.  Often it seems that every tall, skinny kid has projectability.  However, not every player with projectability will end up throwing in the upper 90s....

  • 2011 Draft
    Gerrit Cole Tracker

    GERRIT COLE SP, UCLA Age: 20 Born: September 8, 1990 Height: 6' 4" Weight: 215 Bats: Right Throws: Right Class: Junior Level: NCAA Advisor: Scott Boras Links: All Gerrit Cole Posts SCOUTING REPORT Cole was a former first round pick, selected by the New York Yankees in the first round of the...

  • 2011 Draft
    Matt Purke Tracker

    MATT PURKE SP, Texas Christian University Age: 20 Born: July 17, 1990 Height: 6' 3" Weight: 175 Bats: Left Throws: Left Class: Sophomore Level: NCAA Advisor: Peter Vescovo Links: All Matt Purke Posts SCOUTING REPORT Purke was selected by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2009 draft, but decided...

  • Analysis
    2011 Top Pirates Prospects: #1 – Jameson Taillon

    The Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide was released last week, featuring 237 prospect reports, interviews with Jameson Taillon, Stetson Allie, Zack Von Rosenberg, and Zack Dodson, the 2011 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates' farm system that you can find. While the top 50 prospects are exclusive...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Sign Cuban Pitcher Cesar Lopez for $600 K

    Ben Badler of Baseball America reports on a signing from back in September that hasn't been announced yet.  The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with Cuban right handed pitcher Cesar Lopez for $600,000 in September.  The deal is still pending the result of Lopez getting his visa. Badler mentions that Lopez is...

  • Analysis
    Tyler Waldron Video Recap

    Waldron put up a 3.90 ERA in 64.2 innings in his pro debut with the State College Spikes. Tyler Waldron was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 5th round of the 2010 draft, signing for a slot-level price of $173,500.  He was coming off a junior year in which he put...

  • Analysis
    2011 Top Pirates Prospects: #4 – Stetson Allie

    The Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide was released last week, featuring 237 prospect reports, interviews with Jameson Taillon, Stetson Allie, Zack Von Rosenberg, and Zack Dodson, the 2011 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates' farm system that you can find. While the top 50 prospects are exclusive...

  • Analysis
    2011 Top Pirates Prospects: #5 – Luis Heredia

    The Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide was released last week, featuring 237 prospect reports, interviews with Jameson Taillon, Stetson Allie, Zack Von Rosenberg, and Zack Dodson, the 2011 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates' farm system that you can find. While the top 50 prospects are exclusive...

  • Analysis
    2011 Top Pirates Prospects: #6 – Bryan Morris

    The Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide was released last week, featuring 237 prospect reports, interviews with Jameson Taillon, Stetson Allie, Zack Von Rosenberg, and Zack Dodson, the 2011 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates' farm system that you can find. While the top 50 prospects are exclusive...

  • Analysis
    Interview with Phillip Irwin

    Irwin had a 3.35 ERA in 113 innings in West Virginia this year. The Pirates drafted Phillip Irwin in the 21st round of the 2009 draft out of Mississippi.  Irwin signed quickly, and pitched in 29.2 innings in short season A-ball, putting up a 2.12 ERA, along with a 9.7 K/9 and...

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