Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Report Dates Announced

Major League Baseball announced the Spring Training report dates for all 30 teams on Thursday. They also announced a separate schedule for World Baseball Classic players.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will have their pitchers and catchers report to Bradenton on February 15th. The full squads will report by February 20th for the first full workouts. The first Spring Training game for the Pirates takes place at home on February 25th against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The pitchers and catchers participating in the WBC will report on February 13th, while full squads report on February 16th. The WBC begins on March 8th and runs through March 21st. The full rosters have yet to be announced, but multiple Pirates players are slated for WBC play.

The regular season for the Pirates opens up on March 30th in Cincinnati.

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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RFEATHERS

Media Guide news???

danchiro

Will Pirate City be open to the public this year?

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Still waiting on Tim to hand me the site credit card!!!

Wilbur Miller

The site credit card is more like a gift card for a latte.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I mean, I’ll probably need it with my energetic son draining my energy

robertkasperski

Let us know when he does. Then BN…. Errrrr…..Tim is buyin!!!!!!

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

robertkasperski

Das Boot!!

Where’s Landfill when you need him??

Last edited 23 days ago by robertkasperski
bianco599

I wish they would show the aftermath. Maybe puking, making out with something regrettable, losing his glasses, grabbing his boys and chugging it too, or maybe just ordering a dozen wings and another beer. The possibilities are endless. Either way it’s impressive.

1979andCounting

I think you are SOL with Wilbur about 10 minutes away!

RaisetheJollyRancherGirl

Damn A’s signed NPBs Fujinami for $3.9M including posting fee.

He now sits 95-96 mph and has been up to 100 (about a three-tick bump compared to 2021) while more than doubling his splitter usage (52% fastball, 20% slider, 26% split, and the occasional curveball) in his Central League (Japan’s top league) outings. Any MLB team that thinks his strike-throwing improvement is for real is more likely to think Fujinami can actually start, but we tend to think he belongs in the bullpen. Parlaying his repertoire depth and the success he had with a variable role in 2022 means deploying him in a multi-inning role.

Could look like a bargain if it works.

RaisetheJollyRancherGirl

Question prompted by a Rumbunter article (I don’t have a profile there): where will Kim slot on our prospect board? FG last year gave him a 40 fV with high risk. They also ranked Hunter Barco a 40 fv at 26 and similarly aged Michael Kennedy 40 at #30 . I’m guessing somewhere in there with changes for our 2023 ranking unlikely given he’s not in affiliate yet. ~Top 25 prospect.

Anthony

You lost me at Rumbunter

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I’m waiting to see where they have prospects when they do their update, but I’m looking at it kind of like, “How would he viewed as a stateside prep arm?”. To that, the size and stuff I feel like would have him rated amongst the top of HS prep pitchers. A weird knock on him is saying, “he has little projection left”. As again his size and stuff is usually what’s used to project a prep kid saying, “he could fill out and reach upper 90’s or even 100”. He’s already there, so idk why that would in the end hold his ranking back.

steve_zielinski

He also may grow. I grew an inch after highschool. Scottie Pipen grew 6.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Oneil Cruz grew like 4-5 inches lol

1979andCounting

Yeah read that. Their author thinking Top 15 possible……unlikely but maybe even close to Top 10!

1979andCounting

I’m talking about Shim, not Kim!

RaisetheJollyRancherGirl

Typo, so am I. They were right next to each other on the Board and my brain went wrong.

Last edited 23 days ago by RaisetheJollyRancherGirl
JimEastTennessee

capirate

Off topic, but now that Trevor Bauer is a free agent, should the Pirates sign him? They can get him for the league minimum!

skliesen

I’m a definite no, but I do believe he will be pitching for some team this season if, and it’s a big if, he apologizes for his poor choices on how he’s treated the fairer sex on the internet and in the bedroom. And does it without coming across as a D bag.

I’m not holding my breath.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

No. Never. Nuh uh

robertkasperski

Subtraction by Addition!! 🤣🤣🤣

mpg43952

Aren’t the Bucs hard enough to root for as constructed?

Wilbur Miller

They actually have a lot of guys who’d be very easy to root for if they’d start winning. Seems like a good bunch.

capirate

It would bring more talent into the organization. Isn’t that something we all want?

skliesen

Win at any cost…You belong in DC. They’ll love your attitude there.

capirate

I used to live in DC, interesting place. Now I live in wonderful California! You would probably love it here.

skliesen

Spent 16 years living in CA. San Diego, Palm Springs, Orange County, and the Bay Area were places I called home. It was a great place to live in 80’s/90’s.

RaisetheJollyRancherGirl

You could argue that makes them the perfect destination for Bauer. I have.

JimEastTennessee

roberto

I agree. The Bucs have met their quota men who abuse women.

roberto

Of men who abuse women.

JimEastTennessee

indeed

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