All posts tagged "Pittsburgh Pirates News"

  • Analysis
    Spots Opening Up In The Bullpen

    Olson should make the Opening Day roster with Olsen and Beimel hurt. At the start of the off-season, the bullpen looked pretty crowded.  The Pittsburgh Pirates had locks in Joel Hanrahan, Evan Meek, Chris Resop, and Jeff Karstens.  They added Joe Beimel and Jose Veras, and almost immediately proclaimed that each reliever...

  • Analysis
    2011 Bradenton Marauders Preview: The Outfield

    Yesterday I previewed the 2011 Bradenton Marauders infield, looking at players who could open the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates' high-A affiliate, and looking at players who could make the jump from the lower levels later in the season.  Today we'll look at the outfield, again looking at all of the possibile...

  • 2011 Draft
    Top College Hitters vs Top College Pitchers

    Cole is considered by some to be the top prospect in the draft this year. Last year I looked at the success rates of college hitters, college pitchers, prep hitters, and prep pitchers in recent draft history.  The results showed that college hitters were the best investment to make, as they had...

  • Analysis
    2011 Bradenton Marauders Preview: The Infield

    Cunningham will be one of the top prospects in Bradenton this year. We've covered the Altoona and Indianapolis infields so far.  The lower levels are where things start getting tricky for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Pirates have focused heavily on the draft the past few seasons.  Because they are adding new players...

  • Analysis
    Historical Context For The Big Four

    The future (Dave Arrigo, Pittsburgh Pirates) In the second half of the 2010 season, the Pirates offense was paced by Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker, Jose Tabata and Pedro Alvarez. The success of these young players was encouraging for a franchise mired in a hopeless multi-decade stretch of losing baseball. Walker is the...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Cut Ten Players From Major League Camp

    Locke was optioned to Altoona today. According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates have made ten cuts this morning, lowering their Spring Training roster to 44 players.  The Pirates cut Andrew Lambo, Daniel Moskos, Brian Friday, Aaron Thompson, Alex Presley, Chase D'Arnaud, Tony Watson, Jeff Locke, Gorkys Hernandez, and Ramon Aguero.  Lambo,...

  • Analysis
    Updates On The Non-Roster Invitees

    This spring the Pittsburgh Pirates invited 22 non-roster players to their major league camp for spring training. Now just under a month into the camp, 16 of them still remain with the big league squad. In this article I will breakdown the performance of each individual player going into Sunday along with,...

  • 2011 Draft
    Pirates Draft Prospects Featured In Today’s Rice Game

    Gagnon had another impressive outing today against Rice University. Rice University, the college that 2011 top draft prospect Anthony Rendon goes to, took on Long Beach State University today.  The matchup was significant for Pittsburgh Pirates fans, not just because the Pirates could take Rendon first overall in June, but because it...

  • Analysis
    The Dominance of the 2010 Altoona Rotation

    Locke led all Altoona starters with an 8.7 K/9 ratio in 2010. When I was looking at the 2010 Altoona rotation for yesterday's preview of the 2011 Altoona starting pitchers, I noticed a trend.  Every one of the top starters at the level had a strong K/9 ratio, in the 8.0 range....

  • Analysis
    Jonathan Herrand Touching 96-97 MPH

    Herrand was touching 96-97 MPH in the instructional leagues this year. Yesterday, Baseball America released their figures from the 2010 international signing class, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates spent an estimated $5 M on international bonuses in 2010, which was the fourth most in the majors.  Ben Badler of Baseball America also...

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