Monthly Archives: March 2012

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....

Pirates Notebook: Wilson to Move Back into Rotation

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After deciding to cut pitcher Justin Wilson from big league spring training camp on Sunday, the Pirates optioned the hard...

Prospect Notebook: Strong Outings for Dodson, Fuesser

The A-ball games at Pirate City today featured two left-handers who put up strong numbers in A-ball last year. Zack Dodson and Zac Fuesser...
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