Pirates DVR: Bryan Reynolds And Jack Suwinski Home Runs, Tsung-Che Cheng Defense

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Bryan Reynolds

After a slow start to the spring, Bryan Reynolds has now hit home runs in back-to-back games.

Jack Suwinski

It’s been a very mixed spring for Suwinski, which isn’t uncommon for him in general. He’s struggled with the strikeouts again, but he’s also made some strong contact as well. He went deep in the Pirates loss on Sunday.

Tsung-Che Cheng

He’s had a fantastic week with Chinese Taipei, picking up several key hits as the team’s leadoff hitter. In their last game, he flashes the glove at second base, making this diving stop.

David Bednar

Bednar came in and did his thing for Team USA in their opening game, striking out the side in 18 pitches.


Anthony began writing over 10 years ago, starting a personal blog to cover the 2011 MLB draft, where the Pirates selected first overall. After bouncing around many websites covering hockey, he refocused his attention to baseball, his first love when it comes to sports. He eventually found himself here at Pirates Prospects in late 2021, where he covers the team’s four full season minor league affiliates.

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That pic of Bednar makes me cringe, thinking about the strain that must put on his throwing arm.

Last edited 10 days ago by Anthony

David Bednar looks to be in mid-season form with velocity and location.


In hindsight Team USA needed to save Bednar for Mexico. I was just reading an article about the game at Fangraphs and because of the tie-breaker being runs allowed, if favorites win out, Team USA is unlikely to advance. Of course it’s baseball, and if Colombia or Mexico gets upset by Canada or Great Britain, then Team USA would likely advance.


There’s been some really fun games so far, but the tie breaker makes no sense, since when has any tie breaker for playoffs not been 1. Head to Head then 2. Run differential. Runs allowed is stupid.


I should have been clearer–the first tie-breaker is head-to-head but in the event that Colombia, Mexico, and Team USA all go 3-1, then it’s runs allowed which will favor Colombia and Mexico unless the US beats Colombia by at least 8 runs in which case Mexico and the US would advance.

I don’t mind runs allowed as the second tie-breaker because it reduces the chances/times that a team just leaves a pitcher out there to take a beating in a game that they’re going to lose.


Ah gotcha, thank you for clarifying.

What’s your take on Tennessee this year? Obviously Burns & Dollander are studs, but the offense looks like Blake Burke & a bunch of question marks. Know you follow them, wondering what you’re seeing.


Lots of new faces in the lineup and on the field. Just finished a possible tampering issue brought by the NCAA regarding the SS who went to Tennessee from Kansas in the Transfer Portal. As a result, SS Maui Ahuna missed about 6 or 7 of the first 18 games.

The Vols have played a very competitive schedule and that tough start should pay dividends when they start the SEC Schedule. Coach Tony Vitello can rub people the wrong way, but he is a helluva inspirational and knowledgeable young coach.


runs allowed is a kids travel baseball rule, which is dumb at this level. Penalizes offensive teams and prioritizes overall pitching. Keeps teams from running up score.


Nice videos, ty.

Don’t mean to steal John’s thunder, but 2 MLB draft notes from the weekend:

Crews continued raking & hit 2 HR’s over the weekend. SEC play hasn’t started yet, but he’s got an otherworldly .510/.648/.922 line so far. Hitting that well probably means the Bucs are no longer interested. He also made a couple real nice plays in CF & from what i’ve seen, has looked like he could stay in CF in pro ball.Wyatt Langford, #3 overall prospect, took a bean ball to the beans & ruptured his testes. Expected to be out for a month recovering. Sending positive vibes to Wyatt, as this is ball player’s worst nightmare.

Last edited 11 days ago by Danatural08

Definitely not the way I’d wanna bust a nut


I had the Crews & Langford items separated with bullet points for easier reading when i posted, but it looks like the system got rid of them & combined them all into one paragraph & i can no longer edit it to reseparate


I noticed SEC play starts this weekend. Crews and LSU are at Texas A&M with Friday night’s game on the SEC network. I’m anxious to see him in action outside of the clips we get to see.


Me too.

Obviously the SEC is loaded with talent, but after watching a good bit of game recaps from LSU, Ole Miss, Tennessee, & Vandy, I can’t imagine any of them giving LSU much trouble, unless LSU is decimated by injury. Florida was the team that I thought could give LSU some trouble, but only with a healthy Wyatt.


It was a good update and you used verbs and nouns, I’d call that a win!



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