All posts tagged "interview"

  • 2011 Draft
    Interview With 30th Round Pick Matt Benedict

    Matt Benedict was drafted in the 30th round of the 2011 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Benedict, a right handed pitcher, was a senior out of Western Carolina University, and signed quickly after the draft with the Pirates.  He was placed in the State College rotation, where he made the start for...

  • 2011 Draft
    Interview With 33rd Round Pick Chris Lashmet

    Lashmet is 4-for-13 in his pro career so far. The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Chris Lashmet in the 33rd round of the 2011 draft.  Lashmet, taken as a third baseman, was a senior out of Northwestern University.  He had a strong bat, with a .353/.409/.495 line in 190 at-bats in 2011.  Lashmet reported...

  • 2011 Draft
    Interview With 22nd Round Pick Mike Jefferson

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted left handed pitcher Mike Jefferson in the 22nd round of the 2011 draft.  Jefferson was a college senior out of Louisiana Tech University, where he was the ace of the pitching staff in 2011.  He was coming off a season where he posted a 3.56 ERA in 86...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Prospects Interview with Matt Curry

    Pirates Prospects was able to procure an interview with Curry, who was kind enough to complete the e-interview while riding the bus from West Virginia to Augusta.

  • Analysis
    Interview with Jim Benedict: Part Two

    Jim Benedict, talking to Pirates' farm director Kyle Stark. Yesterday I posted the first part of my interview with Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Pitching Coordinator Jim Benedict.  Part one focused on his job duties as a pitching coordinator, as well as some of the philosophies in the Pirates' system.  Part two will...

  • Analysis
    Interview with Jim Benedict: Part One

    Benedict is in his second year as the Pirates' Minor League Pitching Coordinator. Jim Benedict joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in October 2008 as a special assistant to General Manager Neal Huntington, after working as a scout in the Cleveland Indians organization during the 2007 and 2008 seasons, previously working as a scout...

  • Analysis
    Interview with Jeff Johnson

    Jeff Johnson is in charge of a lot of highly touted prep pitchers this year. The Pittsburgh Pirates have spent a lot of money and high draft picks the last few years on pitching, especially young prep pitchers.  A lot of those prep pitchers are pitching in West Virginia this year, giving...

  • Analysis
    Interview With Neal Huntington: Part One

    Neal Huntington While I was down in Pirate City last week, I talked with Neal Huntington for about 40 minutes about the Pittsburgh Pirates, the draft, and the international market.  Because the interview was so long, and because I was so crunched for time (editing videos, transcribing other interviews for features, watching...

  • Analysis
    Six Questions With Maurice Bankston

    Bankston The Pirates drafted Maurice Bankston in the 8th round of the 2007 draft out of Texarkana Community College. The 6' 4" righty signed early enough to get in some innings in the GCL. In 2008 he was a starting pitcher at State College before an injury shut him down in early...

  • Analysis
    Joey Schoenfeld Interview

    The Pirates drafted Schoenfeld in the 10th round of the 2009 draft. The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted their catcher of the future when they took Tony Sanchez in the first round of the 2009 draft.  However, in the 10th round they selected a catcher out of the prep ranks when they selected Joey...

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