All posts tagged "Matt Hague"

  • Analysis
    Reverse Trade Values: Pirates Becoming Buyers

    In the past I've done this trade values series solely on what our trade chips have been worth.  However, the term "trade chips" has been limited to the people the Pittsburgh Pirates could eventually deal as sellers.  I mentioned that Joel Hanrahan (article here) and Paul Maholm (article here) could get good...

  • Analysis
    Reviewing the 2011 Rule 5 Roster Crunch

    Marte is a must protect for the 2011 Rule 5 draft. We've reviewed the upcoming Rule 5 roster crunch before, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates will have a lot of players eligible for the upcoming draft in December.  With about half a season in the books, let's review the best of the...

  • Analysis
    Optimizing the 25-Man Roster

    Presley is hitting for a .339 average with a .904 OPS this year in AAA. About a year ago at this time, the Pittsburgh Pirates had started promoting players from their AAA squad to take over for some of the struggling players in the majors.  The decisions to be made were easy....

  • Analysis
    Lyle Overbay: Platoon Candidate

    Overbay is a strong platoon candidate. Garrett Jones is doing his job. The Pittsburgh Pirates moved Jones to right field this year, and brought in Matt Diaz to platoon with Jones, utilizing the strength and favorable platoon splits for each player.  So far this season, that is working out favorably for Jones....

  • Analysis
    Matt Curry – Top 1B prospect in the system?

    The early part of the 2011 minor league season has seen more than a few players get off to hot starts, but leading the pack so far is West Virginia Power first baseman Matt Curry.

  • Analysis
    First Basemen Off to a Good Start

    Curry is off to a great start this year. The Pittsburgh Pirates have drafted college first basemen near the top of each of their last three drafts.  In 2008 they selected Matt Hague in the ninth round.  Hague was drafted as a third baseman, but moved to first partially because Pedro Alvarez...

  • Prospect Watch
    Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/8/11

    This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a...

  • Analysis
    2011 Indianapolis Indians Roster Announced

    Owens will be one of the top prospects in Indianapolis to start the season. Here are the players who will be with the Indianapolis Indians on Opening Day: Catchers: Dusty Brown, Wyatt Toregas Infielders: Pedro Ciriaco, Chase D'Arnaud, Brian Friday, Matt Hague, Josh Harrison, Andy Marte Outfielders: Gorkys Hernandez, Andrew Lambo, Alex...

  • Analysis
    Could the Pirates Start Trading Prospects Soon?

    In my interview with Neal Huntington last week, I asked him whether the Pittsburgh Pirates would be open to trading prospects for major league players.  His response was: We are getting to the point in time where we're going to be a lot more open to trading our prospects. To trade a...

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    Ten Pirates Prospects Who Could Make An Impact In 2011

    This is part three of a three part 2011 season preview.  The other two parts are below: 1. 19 Things to Watch For in 2011 2. The Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Trade Market 3. Ten Pirates Prospects Who Could Make An Impact In 2011 With the Pittsburgh Pirates focused on rebuilding through the minors, it's...

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