Tag: Bryan Reynolds

Pirates’ Service Time Implications After Deal

What better to think about while the world is burning down around us than MLB Service Time, right? Honestly, I was looking forward to the MLB Players Association and Major League Baseball coming to an agreement not only because it’s the kind of news I love to digest and analyze, but I also really wanted […]
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Live Discussion: Where Do Starling Marte and Bryan Reynolds Rank Among...

Tonight on MLB Network, they are debuting their 2020 rankings of the best players at each position, starting with center fielders at 6:00 PM and then left fielders at 7:00 PM. They have rankings from the two hosts of the show, a panel of 3-4 experts, and then “the Shredder”, which is a computer generated list […]
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First Pitch: Ranking the Best Center Fielders and Left Fielders

Buster Olney continued his rankings of players by position over the last few days, covering third base, left field and center field. Obviously the third base one didn’t provide any Pittsburgh Pirates related content, but the last two days have been worth mentioning. On Thursday, Olney looked at left field and he placed Bryan Reynolds […]
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Tahnaj Thomas is the Pirates Prospects 2019 Breakout Prospect of the...

There are different levels of breakout prospects each year, which always makes this an interest award to decide. You could have a player come out of nowhere to become a top 50 prospect. You could have a player who was a top twenty prospect, work their way up to a top five prospect in the […]
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An Early Look at an Estimated 2020 Payroll

Once any realistic hopes are gone for playoff contention, there’s not much left to look forward to in sports, especially if a team falls out of contention relatively early. For the Pirates, few individual storylines remain, aside from Bryan Reynolds’ run at a battle title and Rookie of the Year Award. In reality, the rest […]
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Examining Optional Assignments and the Pirates

There are plenty of roster intricacies in the Major League Baseball Rulebook that can be difficult to understand in theory and application: Designated for Assignment, waivers, outright assignment, 25-man roster versus 40-man roster, and service time, just to name a few. These intricacies have consistently interested me, and I always had to rely on sites […]
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Injury Impact to the Pirates’ Payroll

It’s no secret—injuries have significantly derailed the Pirates’ season. Many weren’t overly hopeful about the team’s chances this year, but many predicted at least a strong chance to finish above .500, as the team was largely the same as last season and it’s a feat they achieved then. While the club knew about and could […]
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Morning Report: Bryan Reynolds Loses the Prospect Tag

During the middle of Thursday’s afternoon game against the Atlanta Braves, Bryan Reynolds recorded his 131st Major League at-bat. According to the standards we use for our Prospect Guide, that means he is no longer a prospect, therefore won’t be in any future editions of the guide or on any top prospect lists. When you’re […]
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Cole Tucker and the Pirates’ Super Two History

Count me among the many, many fans who were shocked when they saw the news that Cole Tucker was called up to start at shortstop less than a month into the season. Tucker has always been a hard prospect to pin down. At first, many thought he appeared to be an overdraft in the first […]
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The 21: James Marvel Earns Player of the Week Honors

Every Monday during the minor league season, we take a look at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, giving scouting reports on the top ten pitchers and top ten hitters from the previous week. The column was originally called Top Performers, then The Twenty. The number 21 obviously has a lot of […]
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The 2020 Prospect Guide is Now Available!

Pirates Prospects took the leap to being my full-time job at the end of the 2010 season, all thanks to the release of our...