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Winter Leagues: A Look at the Pirates in the Dominican at...

Only three Pittsburgh Pirates saw action in winter ball and nothing of note happened, so I took a look at the results from the Pirates in the Dominican, where they held their All-Star game over the weekend. In Colombia, Francisco Acuna batted lead-off and played shortstop, going 1-for-5 with a single. He’s hitting .333/.440/.367 in […]
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Winter Leagues: Pirates Shut Down Oneil Cruz

In the Dominican on Tuesday, Leones del Escogido announced that the Pittsburgh Pirates shut down shortstop Oneil Cruz earlier than expected. He was supposed to play for two more weeks according to the original agreement made between the Pirates and Leones. Cruz played just eight games this winter, hitting .185/.267/.259, with two doubles, two walks […]
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Winter Leagues: Robbie Glendinning Has a Big Doubleheader Performance

In Saturday action from Australia, Ji-Hwan Bae went 1-for-4 with a run scored in the opening game of a doubleheader. He started at shortstop, but didn’t have a single play in the field. Bae was the DH in game two and went 1-for-4 with a single. He’s hitting .304/.429/.652 in seven games, with two doubles […]
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Winter Leagues: Oneil Cruz Picks Up His First Extra-Base Hit; Christian...

In Australia on Friday, the Perth Heat and Canberra Calvary opened up a weekend series, putting Robbie Glendinning and Jerrick Suiter on opposite sides. Glendinning’s Perth team won 1-0 on a tenth inning walk-off error, with Glendinning scoring the only run of the game. He started at shortstop and went 0-for-4, reaching base in the […]
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A Look at the Non-Roster Invites for the Pirates and Their...

On Thursday, we asked readers to submit questions for a Pirates Q&A. We received a great response to the post and started answering those questions on Friday. Tim Williams started with questions about the off-season on Friday, then on Saturday, he tackled questions about prospects, the Pirates budget and Manny Machado. We left two questions […]
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Pirates Announce a Large Group of Non-Roster Invites to Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced a large group of non-roster invites to Spring Training on Saturday morning. That group includes first baseman Will Craig, third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes, outfielder Bryan Reynolds, right-handed pitchers Tyler Eppler, Geoff Hartlieb, Alex McRae and Eduardo Vera, left-handed pitcher Elvis Escobar, Brandon Waddell and Blake Weiman, and catchers Jason Delay, Christian […]
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Quiet Rule 5 Draft for Pirates, As They Make Two Minor...

The MLB Rule 5 draft is at noon today. The Pittsburgh Pirates go into the day with an open spot on their 40-man roster. That spot will be filled by free agent signing Jordan Lyles as soon as his contract is official (likely happening tomorrow), but the Pirates still have the option to make a […]
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Rule 5 Preview: Best Tools Among Available Pirates

The Major League Baseball Rule 5 draft takes place on Thursday. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a total of 48 players who are available to be selected by other teams. We will have a preview prior to the draft, but for now, I thought it would be interesting to look at the best tools available among […]
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Morning Report: The Organizational All-Star Team

With the Major League All-Star game going on tonight, the minor league schedule has just three games today. Two of those games are at the two lowest levels during the day and then Morgantown plays tonight. So it’s going to be a slow day for prospect news. Since it is the All-Star break though, why […]
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The Pirates Have Some Catching Prospects Developing Behind Elias Diaz

ALTOONA, Pa. and BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pirates made a few trades from their minor league catching depth last year, sending out prospects Reese McGuire and Taylor Gushue. At the start of the season, McGuire was the primary starter in Altoona, and Gushue was the primary starter in Bradenton. Regardless of how you feel about […]
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