All posts tagged "Jose Tabata"

  • Analysis
    Pirates Projected Among NL’s Top Four Benches

    When we last left the Pirates' pinch hitters, they were bringing down the team's offense with an astounding lack of punch. The Pirates hit .176 in pinch-hitting situations last season, with just two home runs in 227 at-bats, both second to last in the National League. The main culprits in the Bucs'...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Some Early Thoughts From Big League Camp

    A lot can happen in the next three and a half weeks to shape up the Opening Day roster. We've only seen a small sample size from each player here, and while some players are standing out, it's important to keep that perspective about the lack of playing time. That said, here...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: A Comeback For Jose Tabata, Or A Small Sample Size?

    Jose Tabata has three doubles and a homer so far in Spring Training. Spring Training usually means two things. One is that you'll hear a lot of stories about how a player is reviving their career. This comes in many forms. There's the "best shape of his life" talk. Sometimes it has...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: The Bench

    With pitchers and catchers reporting today, and Spring Training starting up this week, we will be previewing the position battles to follow throughout the Spring. To keep track of the players who are in camp, and the updated status of each position battle, check out the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Tracker....

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: Right Field

    With pitchers and catchers reporting today, and Spring Training starting up this week, we will be previewing the position battles to follow throughout the Spring. To keep track of the players who are in camp, and the updated status of each position battle, check out the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Tracker....

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Where Will All of the 1B/OF Options Fit?

    The Pirates have a lot of 1B/OF options, but plenty of room for all of them. -- Image Credit: Mark Olson The Pittsburgh Pirates have added a lot of 1B/OF options for their major league squad in the last year. They traded for Travis Snider and Gaby Sanchez at the trade deadline....

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Five Players That Represent a Microcosm of Neal Huntington’s Abilities

    At the end of the 2012 season I wrote that 2013 was the make or break year for Neal Huntington and the current management group. When the group arrived in the 2007-08 off-season, the system was a wreck. There were hardly any prospects in the system, and very few players at the...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: 13 Boom or Bust Players Who Could Make a Difference in 2013

    The 2013 roster is starting to take shape. There are still a few off-season questions that remain unanswered. Will the Pirates trade Garrett Jones? Who will win the 5th starter job? Will the Pirates add any free agent relievers? Will they add any more free agents, period? One thing that is already...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: What is the Next Move For the Pirates?

    Could Garrett Jones be the next to go? - Photo by Mark Olson After Jason Grilli was signed, we waited for the other shoe to drop with a Joel Hanrahan trade. Now that the Hanrahan trade is completed, we're left waiting for another shoe to drop. One of the big returns in...

  • Winter Leagues
    Report: Pirates Won’t Allow Jose Tabata to Play Winter Ball

    The other day in the Winter League recap from Tuesday, I mentioned that Jose Tabata was on the roster of Caribes de Anzoategui of the Venezuelan League. It was mentioned earlier in the off-season that Tabata most likely will not play, though nothing was definite at the time. Today I came across...

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