Tag: Cole Tucker

Pirates Receive Interest in Adam Frazier

Jason Mackey from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been getting calls about the availability of second baseman Adam Frazier. Today’s the first day of the MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego, which have been quiet so far for the Pirates, but we should start hearing more rumors as they get deeper […]
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Breaking Down the Pirates’ 2019 Year-End Payroll

With the season behind us, it’s finally time to look at where the payroll ended up for 2019. I’ve been tracking it since Day 1 of the season, and it’s always fun to analyze changes throughout the year. My favorite part of tracking payroll is to compare the official Competitive Balance Tax numbers released after […]
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Indianapolis Top Ten Prospects: Many of the Top Prospects Failed to...

Yesterday we took a look at the season recap for the Indianapolis Indians. It was a team loaded with top prospects in the system, though many of them failed to live up to the hype. Today we look at the top ten prospects list and highlight many of those players to see where things went […]
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Three Pirates are Among the Top 20 International League Prospects

Baseball America began their rankings of the top 20 prospects in each league on Monday. First up was the International League, where they placed three Pittsburgh Pirates/Indianapolis Indians on the list. BA ranked Mitch Keller sixth overall in the league, second for pitchers and first for right-handed pitchers. He posted a 3.56 ERA in 19 […]
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Pirates’ Prospects and the Peter Principle

For anyone who has ever worked in any kind of professional setting, we all have seen it—an employee who is in way over their head. At one point or another, this employee was competent at their job, but that competence was rewarded with a new challenge that they ultimately just weren’t cut out for. This […]
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Pirates Add Five Players to Active Roster, Including Jason Martin and...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled shortstop Cole Tucker, outfielder Jason Martin and pitchers Wei-Chung Wang and Yacksel Rios. They have also purchased the contract of catcher Steven Baron and added him to the active roster. Tucker has already played 41 games with the Pirates this season, hitting .195/.254/.319 in 113 at-bats. He batted .261/.346/.413 in […]
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Cole Tucker Optioned to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned shortstop Cole Tucker back to Indianapolis prior to Monday’s game against the Washington Nationals. Tucker was up with the Pirates for three games while Jose Osuna served out his five-game suspension, which is in the final day today. Tucker was designated as the “26th man” for yesterday’s game, which means that […]
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Pirates Add Montana DuRapau to Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates added right-handed pitcher Montana DuRapau to the roster ahead of Sunday’s game in Williamsport, PA. Teams are allowed to add one position player for this game, so DuRapau actually replaces shortstop Cole Tucker, who was then recalled for this game as the 26th man. I’m not sure why the Pirates felt the […]
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Pirates Recall Cole Tucker; Geoff Hartlieb Optioned to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled shortstop Cole Tucker prior to Friday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs. To make room on the active roster, right-handed pitcher Goeff Hartlieb has been optioned to Indianapolis. Tucker has not been hitting well for the last seven weeks, posting a .638 OPS over the last 36 games. That’s during […]
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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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