Baseball America's Pirates Top 10 Prospects for 2010

Baseball America today released their top ten prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates going in to the 2010 season. Check out the top ten list here, and for Baseball America subscribers, the top ten list with scouting information can be found here. There will also be a chat for subscribers at 1:30 PM with John Perrotto on the rankings. Pedro Alvarez topped the list for the second straight year. Jose Tabata finished second behind Alvarez,...

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Let the Ryan Doumit rumors begin

It should be no surprise that the Pittsburgh Pirates would be interested in trading Ryan Doumit. The Pirates have two major league catchers who showed they were capable of holding down the position without Doumit last season. The Pirates used their 2009 first round pick on Tony Sanchez, a catcher who is expected to rise quickly through the minor league system. The writing is pretty much on the wall for Doumit. Some may be surprised...

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Positional Breakdowns: Catcher

The catching position is one of the few positions the Pittsburgh Pirates have that is set near the majors, and short on talent in the lower levels. Of course, that’s a problem a lot of teams wouldn’t mind having. Ryan Doumit leads the way as the starter, with Jason Jaramillo and Robinzon Diaz serving as backups. Jaramillo and Diaz showed their ability to handle the catching position in the majors this year by filling in...

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Rudy Owens and Tony Sanchez are top SAL prospects

Baseball America released their South Atlantic League top 20 prospects from the 2009 season today. That covers the league that the Pittsburgh Pirates’ class A affiliate, the West Virginia Power, was in. Two Pirates prospects made the top 20 list from the 2009 season: Rudy Owens and Tony Sanchez. Owens ranked 11th on the list after dominating the SAL in the first part of the season. Owens posted a 1.70 ERA and an 0.85 WHIP in...

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What Pirates prospects are above average?

Baseball America released a list of minor league averages today, which is an excellent reference to check out if you want to put a minor leaguer’s stats in to perspective. Basically the list has the average stats for each league, along with the average age for the players at each level. The stats are very telling about the leagues. For example, the average batting average in the PCL is ten points higher than in the International...

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