Pitching Inside: The Pirates Way
Sep05

Pitching Inside: The Pirates Way

A couple years back, I took a look at the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league pitchers and their tendencies of pitching inside, specifically all the hit batters. From the lowest level of the minors to the top, they teach their pitchers to own the inside of the plate and if you happen to hit some batters in the process, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s part of the learning process. The Pirates want their pitchers to be...

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First Pitch: How Tyler Glasnow Set the Bar Way Too High This Year
Sep05

First Pitch: How Tyler Glasnow Set the Bar Way Too High This Year

Tyler Glasnow posted a 36.3 K% this year, which is one of the highest marks in baseball in a long time.

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Prospect Watch: Dickerson Has Four Hit Night With a HR; Bell Hits 13th HR
Sep01

Prospect Watch: Dickerson Has Four Hit Night With a HR; Bell Hits 13th HR

Top Pitcher: Joan Montero, Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, HR: Alex Dickerson, Andy Vasquez, Dan Gamache, Josh Bell

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Who Else Could Join the Pirates in September?
Sep01

Who Else Could Join the Pirates in September?

The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Kris Johnson, Travis Snider, and Kyle Farnsworth this morning on the first day that rosters expanded. The active roster is currently at 28 players, and the Pirates can expand that up to 40, using everyone on the 40-man roster if they wanted to. Clint Hurdle has said the team would only expand to about 35-36 players this month, and that the expansion would be in stages. Below are some of the players who...

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Minor League Schedule: Taillon’s Last Regular Season Start, McDonald Joins Bradenton
Sep01

Minor League Schedule: Taillon’s Last Regular Season Start, McDonald Joins Bradenton

9/1/13 Probables: Jameson Taillon, Nate Baker, James McDonald, Clario Perez, Buddy Borden

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