Spring Training starts a little bit later for minor leaguers this year. Major League camp will go over to McKechnie Field on Monday for the Black and Gold game, while the early players will report for minor league camp. The full camp reports on March 8th, and the first full workout isn’t until March 10th. Extended camp players will be reporting later that week, on March 16th, and the first games will be played on the 17th. Below is the schedule for all of the minor league games. All games are held at Pirate City, and entrance is free.

Each day features at least two games. Either the Triple-A and Double-A teams are home, or the two single-A teams are home. There are also intrasquad games between the short-season leagues on occasion. That means that on any given day at Pirate City, you’ve got the chance to watch 2-4 Pirates minor league teams at once.

The camp days are usually reserved for intrasquad games, which feature the two upper level teams against each other, the two A-ball teams facing off, and the short-season league teams playing against each other. Usually those intrasquad games occur during the later camp days, and not during the first three days on the schedule. If you’re interested in following the prospects, the camp days (3/25, 3/31, 4/4, 4/5) are the best days to be at Pirate City, since you can watch anywhere from 6-8 Pirates minor league teams, depending on whether they have three or four games.

Here is the schedule for the minor league games this year.

MINOR LEAGUE SCHEDULE (All 1:00 pm starts)

Mar-15

CAMP DAY

Mar-16

CAMP DAY

Mar-17

CAMP DAY

Mar-18

PHI @ 3A/2A

1A @ PHI

Mar-19

3A/2A @ TOR

TOR @ 1A

Mar-20

NYY @ 3A/2A

1A @ NYY

Mar-21

3A/2A @ TOR

TOR @ 1A

Mar-22

PHI @ 3A/2A

1A @ PHI

Mar-23

3A/2A @ PHI

PHI @ 1A

Mar-24

PHI @ 3A/2A

1A @ PHI

Mar-25

CAMP DAY

Mar-26

3A/2A @ TOR

TOR @ 1A

Mar-27

NYY @ 3A/2A

1A @ NYY

Mar-28

3A/2A @ NYY

NYY @ 1A

Mar-29

TOR @ 3A/2A

1A @ TOR

Mar-30

3A/2A @ TOR

TOR @ 1A

Mar-31

CAMP DAY

Apr-1

NYY @ 3A/2A

1A @ NYY

Apr-2

3A/2A @ PHI

PHI @ 1A

Apr-3

3A/2A @ NYY

NYY @ 1A

Apr-4

CAMP DAY

Apr-5

CAMP DAY

 

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8 COMMENTS

  1. I will be there next week, before the camp days. Will there be any activity before the 15th?

  2. In case anyone is wondering…Root Sports will televise the games on 3/15 (Orioles), 3/17 (Astros), 3/18 (Tigers), 3/21 (Red Sox) and 4/3 (Phillies).

  3. I will be there end of March so looking forward to it…..usually take in exhibition game but this year I am going to Pirate City to watch minor league games.
    Tim
    With all games going on at Pirate City, do they provide a roster with numbers anywhere? Hard to know who is playing.

  4. Thanks for the info – I had a great time last year at Pirate City and am looking forward to visiting this year. Became a fan of Jacoby Jones and Buddy Borden – thought they both looked like they were naturals and had potential – but that was too an untrained eye. Am I wrong in thinking this is the key year for a guy like Jones – he either breaks through and forces the Bucs to do something with him or moves on to his lifes work…

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