Daily Archives: March 19, 2012

Pirates Notebook: Meek Continues to Move Forward This Spring

BRADENTON, Fla. -- After making a rough Grapefruit League debut with the Pirates, right-hander Evan Meek has bounced back this spring by tossing three...

Prospect Notebook: Kingham Pounding the Strike Zone

Nick Kingham made his second start of Spring Training, and his first start of the year at Pirate City today, going up against the...

Pirate City — 3/19

Another pair of A-ball games today, this time against the Phillies.  The highlight without a doubt was Nick Kingham, who threw four impressive innings...

It’s Just a Matter of Time for Marte

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Outfielder Starling Marte was impressive this spring. Over 12 games during the Grapefruit League, Marte hit .520 with three homers, four...

2012 Pirates Draft Prospects Rundown: 3/19

It's not something that Pirates fans want to hear, but the 2012 draft looks to be another year dominated with pitching at the top. Sure,...

This Date in Pirates History: March 19

Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. Starting with the most recent one first, we have Jose Castillo (1982) second baseman for...

Weekly Prospects Chat Transcript 3/19

Below is the transcript for this week's prospects chat.

Notes From Pirate City: Nick Kingham Starting Today

The AAA and AA teams are on the road today in Clearwater. James McDonald will be making a start for the AAA team, while...

Did Starling Marte make a mechanical adjustment over the offseason?

Coming into spring training, I had seen Starling Marte bat fewer than ten times. In those plate appearances (all in 2011), he had not...

First Pitch: 18 To Go

After today's round of cuts, the Pirates are left with 43 active players in camp, just 18 cuts away from their Opening Day roster....
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