Baseball America has named the Pittsburgh Pirates as their 2015 Organization of the Year. The Pirates got credit for their ability to put a strong team together that won 98 games this year, doing it by developing a core group of players and adding the right free agents and trade pieces. The Pirates also have a strong minor league system, which helps out in BA’s voting.
The Kansas City Royals were the Organization of the Year in 2014, then went on to win the World Series this season.
Baseball America has presented this award annually since 1982 and this is the first time the Pirates have been selected as the best.