Tag: Cole Tucker

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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The 21: Michael Burrows Looks Great in His First Week of...

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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Corey Dickerson and Jung Ho Kang Return; Tucker Optioned to Indianapolis...

The Pittsburgh Pirates made some changes prior to Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, including the returns of left fielder Corey Dickerson and third baseman Jung Ho Kang. Nick Kingham has been designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Dickerson. The Pirates also brought back right-handed reliever Michael Feliz. Cole Tucker […]
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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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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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Morning Report: Is Cole Tucker Showing Us Something New?

I saw a discussion online yesterday where some fans were marveling at Cole Tucker’s speed in legging out a double.  I thought it was interesting because, while Tucker has good speed and is a very intelligent baserunner, he’s not exactly Billy Hamilton.  (Statcast in a very small sample size so far measures Tucker’s sprint speed […]
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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 Book on Cole Tucker and Bryan Reynolds

When the Pirates call up a top prospect, we typically do an article looking at what to expect from the player right away, along with their long-term upsides. We’ve called this feature “The Book”, and typically it features one player at a time. The Pirates called up Cole Tucker and Bryan Reynolds today, their number […]
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The Pirates Are Set to Call Up Cole Tucker and Bryan...

The Pittsburgh Pirates are reportedly calling up Cole Tucker and Bryan Reynolds today, according to Stephen Nesbitt of The Athletic. Cole Tucker and Bryan Reynolds will join the Pirates today, sources tell The Athletic. Pittsburgh, say hello. — Stephen J. Nesbitt (@stephenjnesbitt) April 20, 2019 The Pirates have seen a lot of injuries lately, and […]
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The 21: Will Craig Powers His Way to the Top Spot

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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