Where Do the New Picks Rank in the System?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have yet to sign a draft pick, and no individual signing is guaranteed.  That’s not stopping us from projecting where the 2011 draft picks would rank with the current top ten prospects.  Each Pirates Prospects writer got together a mid-season list, and figured out where the new picks would fit in.  Obviously this is on a “if they all sign, this is where we’d rank them” hypothetical...

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What Can the Pirates Learn From Nathan Adcock?

Yesterday I started working on an article talking about how I’m still not sold that Nathan Adcock is completely lost.  As you may know, a player isn’t officially lost in the Rule 5 draft until he has spent an entire season on a major league 25-man roster.  From the time Adcock was selected back in December, it seemed like a long shot that the Kansas City Royals would be able to keep him.  Prior to this year, he has yet to...

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Pirates Prospects on 93.7 The Fan on Saturday Morning

Kevin Creagh will be on 93.7 The Fan on Saturday morning at 9:40 for Vinnie Richichi’s “Bucco Talk” show. He will be discussing Rudy Owens, the potential draft pick Anthony Rendon, and the season’s early breakout players.

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When Should Rudy Owens Get the Call?

Last week Rudy Owens made his minor league debut, shortly after Ross Ohlendorf was placed on the disabled list.  Owens started off strong, pitching seven innings, and allowing one run on seven hits, with no walks and five strikeouts.  At the time, the Pirates were deciding between Jeff Karstens, Brian Burres, and Brad Lincoln to replace Ohlendorf in the rotation.  Charlie at Bucs Dugout suggested at the time that Owens should have...

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Five Things That Need to Continue

It is way too early to be talking about any trends, hot starts, numbers, or anything else from the minor league season, which only started on Thursday.  Some players have gotten off to hot starts, some players have gotten off to cold starts.  Some pitchers had great outings, some pitchers had bad outings, and some pitchers haven’t even pitched yet.  Any analysis of a player’s 2011 numbers is far too premature. There are...

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