First Pitch: International Signing Recap, McCutchen, Kingham, Meadows
Jul03

First Pitch: International Signing Recap, McCutchen, Kingham, Meadows

The Pirates were busy today with the opening of the 2014-15 International Signing Period. They signed five players to six-figure deals, with the biggest deal going to outfielder Yondry Contreras. The International Signing Tracker can be found here, and keeps track of the players signed and the bonus pool spent. Here is a link to information on each player signed.   Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Outfielder Yondry Contreras Pirates Sign...

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Nick Kingham Has His Season Back in Control
Jul02

Nick Kingham Has His Season Back in Control

After posting a 3.04 ERA in 12 games with Altoona, Nick Kingham has been even more dominant in his first four starts with Indianapolis. Kingham has posted a 0.43 ERA in his first 26.2 innings in Triple-A. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 20:5 with Indianapolis. The International League is hitting just .169 against him through the four outings. Kingham struggled with control early in the season with Altoona. He walked three hitters...

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First Pitch: Tyler Glasnow and Nick Kingham Should Be Untouchable
Jul02

First Pitch: Tyler Glasnow and Nick Kingham Should Be Untouchable

The way it looks right now, the need for the Pittsburgh Pirates at the trade deadline might be pitching. That need could be reduced if Jeff Locke continues pitching well (3.46 ERA / 3.54 xFIP after tonight, so no regression is expected this year), and/or if Vance Worley turns out to be back to his pre-2013 self. That said, the Pirates currently have a rotation made up of Gerrit Cole, Charlie Morton, Edinson Volquez, Locke, and Worley....

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Nick Kingham is the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month For June
Jul01

Nick Kingham is the Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month For June

Each week we run our “Top Performers” series, looking at the best pitchers and hitters from the previous week. We also recap each month in order to award the Pitcher and Player of the month.¬†Below are the average pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the month of June. The rankings include every pitcher who made at least four starts for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no...

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Pirates Offered Luis Heredia and a Comp Pick For Bud Norris
Jun30

Pirates Offered Luis Heredia and a Comp Pick For Bud Norris

We often hear rumors around this time of year, saying that Team A is in on Player B. Sometimes those rumors include more details, such as certain prospect names. Most of the time, we don’t really know the full story, and the majority of rumors never amount to anything. It’s rare that we get complete information on trades. But that’s what we have today. Deadspin posted some hacked information from the Houston Astros,...

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