40-Man Roster is set

The Pittsburgh Pirates have set their 40-man roster, by adding Brad Lincoln, Gorkys Hernandez, Bryan Morris, and Ramon Aguero today. To make room for these players, the Pirates designated Jeff Karstens, Justin Thomas, and Robinzon Diaz for assignment. I’m surprised that Diaz was designated for assignment. The Pirates now have ten days to try and trade him, although he could be claimed off of waivers by another team (and...

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Upcoming 40-Man Roster Decisions

This week should be a very active week as far as roster moves go. Taking a look at the calendar on the BUCCO Fans.com Wiki site, we see that Friday November 20th marks two important periods: the deadline for 40-man rosters to be set, and the start of free agency. I don’t expect the Pirates to be overly active on the latter front, but they have a lot of moves to make in order to set the 40-man rosters. The Pirates currently have...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 50 Prospects: 46-50

To cap off the end of the 2009 season, I’m going to be counting down my list of the top 50 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. This week I’ll be running through prospects 31-50 in groups of five, with one group a day. Starting next week I’ll be counting down one prospect per day, with an extensive recap on each player, until I reach number one. Here are prospects 46-50: 50. Ramon Aguero, RHP 2009...

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2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Rule 5 Eligible Players

The 2009 Rule 5 Draft isn’t until December 10th this year, but it’s never too early to look at the eligible players from the Pittsburgh Pirates. All teams have until November 20th to set their 40-man rosters for the Rule 5 draft, which means all decisions need to be made by November 20th. Eligibility is based on when a player signed his first major league contract. -If a player was 18 and under when he signed his first...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Video Recaps

The complete archive of video recaps of Pittsburgh Pirates prospects: Current Pirates Prospects Tim Alderson May 13th, 2010: L, 4.2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Stetson Allie Spring Training 2011 Tom Boleska September 7th, 2009: ND, 3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR Mike Colla September 7th, 2009: ND, 2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR September 17th, 2009: W, 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR Chase d’Arnaud 2009 Hitting and...

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