All posts tagged "vic black"

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: New Focus on the Running Game Extends to the Minors

    It seems like there have been daily reports out of major league camp about how the Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers are focusing more on controlling the running game this year. After every caught stealing or pick off, the topic is brought up, and the answer usually given is that the importance of keeping...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Cut 11 Players, Including Jameson Taillon

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their first cuts of Spring Training. So far they have cut four players today, with those players being Hunter Strickland, Vic Black, Matt Hague, and Clint Robinson. That could be all for now, but no word on that yet. I'll update this when more information becomes available....

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: The Bullpen

    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: The FanGraphs Reports, and Luis Urena as a Sleeper

    Over the last month, Kiley McDaniel has been posting some great reports over at FanGraphs. I've been retweeting them on Twitter, but keep forgetting to link to them in the nightly First Pitch column. So here are links to all three reports, with some thoughts on each one. Gerrit Cole The first...

  • Analysis
    The Updated 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have made some big changes to their bullpen over the last few weeks. They traded Chris Resop, signed Jason Grilli, traded Joel Hanrahan, and acquired Mark Melancon in that same trade. Now that the Hanrahan trade is done, let's take a look at the makeup of the new bullpen....

  • Transactions
    Pirates Add Five to the 40-Man Roster

    Tony Sanchez was added to the 40-man roster today. Today was the deadline to protect players for the upcoming Rule 5 draft in December. The Pittsburgh Pirates added five players to the 40-man roster today. The new additions were Vic Black, Tony Sanchez, Phil Irwin, Ramon Cabrera, and Hunter Strickland. Sanchez and...

  • Arizona Fall League
    AFL Recap: Santos Drives in Three Runs

    In Arizona Fall League action today, Scottsdale won 13-6, with Adalberto Santos leading the way among Pirates players with three RBI's. Two Pirates players were in the starting lineup. Matt Curry batted cleanup and played first base. He went 3-for-5 with three singles, two runs scored and a stolen base. Santos started...

  • Season Recaps
    2012 Altoona Curve Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

    It has been awhile since I did a recap of the minor league teams. The last one I did was Bradenton. After that I got all the data together for the Altoona and Indianapolis recaps, then experienced something every blogger has experienced at some point in time. My computer was wiped, I...

  • Arizona Fall League
    AFL Recap: Curry Homers in Three Hit Day

    Matt Curry hit his first AFL homer. - Image Credit: Mark Olson Here are the results from the Arizona Fall League today. **Matt Curry went 3-for-5 with a double and a homer. It was the first homer of the AFL season for Curry. **Adalberto Santos went 2-for-5 with a double. **Gift Ngoepe...

  • Arizona Fall League
    AFL Weekly Recap: Looking at the Numbers at the Half Way Mark

    Here are the results from the AFL over the last week, as well as the results from the year as we're now past the half way mark for the 2012 AFL season. **Adalberto Santos went 6-for-17 with two doubles and a triple. On the season, Santos is hitting for a .294/.400/.471 line...

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