All posts tagged "Travis Snider"

  • Analysis
    Travis Snider Picked as a Breakout Candidate

    Baseball Prospectus released a list of nine breakout candidates, with each writer picking one player to have a breakout season in the majors in 2013 (h/t Rumbunter). One of the breakout candidates was Travis Snider, who looks to be the favorite to win the starting right field job. Hudson Belinsky picked Snider...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: Right Field

    With pitchers and catchers reporting today, and Spring Training starting up this week, we will be previewing the position battles to follow throughout the Spring. To keep track of the players who are in camp, and the updated status of each position battle, check out the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Tracker....

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Where Will All of the 1B/OF Options Fit?

    The Pirates have a lot of 1B/OF options, but plenty of room for all of them. -- Image Credit: Mark Olson The Pittsburgh Pirates have added a lot of 1B/OF options for their major league squad in the last year. They traded for Travis Snider and Gaby Sanchez at the trade deadline....

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Five Players That Represent a Microcosm of Neal Huntington’s Abilities

    At the end of the 2012 season I wrote that 2013 was the make or break year for Neal Huntington and the current management group. When the group arrived in the 2007-08 off-season, the system was a wreck. There were hardly any prospects in the system, and very few players at the...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: 13 Boom or Bust Players Who Could Make a Difference in 2013

    The 2013 roster is starting to take shape. There are still a few off-season questions that remain unanswered. Will the Pirates trade Garrett Jones? Who will win the 5th starter job? Will the Pirates add any free agent relievers? Will they add any more free agents, period? One thing that is already...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: What is the Next Move For the Pirates?

    Could Garrett Jones be the next to go? - Photo by Mark Olson After Jason Grilli was signed, we waited for the other shoe to drop with a Joel Hanrahan trade. Now that the Hanrahan trade is completed, we're left waiting for another shoe to drop. One of the big returns in...

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Corner Outfield

    In Spring Training, the corner outfield position looked to be an easy lock for the Pirates. Alex Presley would break big league camp for the first time in his career and play left, with Jose Tabata playing in right field. Presley was coming off a .298 average during his rookie season in...

  • Injury Updates
    Hurdle Taking Day-by-Day Approach With Walker

    Neil Walker picked up two of the three hits that the Pirates were able to counter off the Brewers' Yovani Gallardo on Tuesday night at PNC Park. But it was towards the end of that nine inning game that Manager Clint Hurdle said that Walker, who felt strong in the middle of...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bucs Snap Skid; Is McDonald’s Spot Safe?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates took the field in Chicago on Saturday afternoon just one game over .500 and three games back of St. Louis for the second spot in the Wild Card race. Looking to snap their seven-game skid and turn things around, the club needed the offense to spark and the pitching...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: McDonald Showing Progress; Rotation Set for Cincinnati

    It’s been a frustrating second half of the season for James McDonald. But there have been signs that the right-hander is bouncing back to his first half form. McDonald had to battle on Saturday at PNC Park against Chicago. The only clean inning he threw was the first. But he was able...

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