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Pirates Rate Low on Baseball America’s Updated Farm System Rankings

Baseball America released their updated farm system rankings yesterday. They ranked the Pittsburgh Pirates 23rd among all MLB teams. If you received the Prospect Handbook from BA, you’ll note that this ranking is different from the book. The list released on Wednesday takes the return of the Starling Marte trade into consideration. The Pirates got […]
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MLB Network to Air 14 Pirates Spring Training Games

MLB Network released their full schedule of Spring Training broadcasts on Wednesday morning. The Pittsburgh Pirates will be shown 14 times total between February 27th and March 24th. This schedule only adds two new games for those of you who can view contests on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh. That full schedule can be viewed here. They […]
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Top 100 Prospects for Fangraphs Includes Six Pittsburgh Pirates

Eric Longenhagen from Fangraphs posted his top 100 prospects list on Wednesday morning and he has six players from the Pittsburgh Pirates. That’s twice as many as we have seen from previous lists released by MLB Pipeline, Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. Here’s the list of Pirates and their placement on today’s list: 30. Ke’Bryan […]
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First Pitch: What Can Jarrod Dyson Do For the Pirates?

It’s hard to see the Pirates having any kind of shot at contending this year. I don’t think the expected signing of Jarrod Dyson is going to change that. The Pirates will get their center fielder in Dyson, which will likely put Guillermo Heredia on the bench as a fourth outfielder, and removes one of […]
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Pirates Close to Signing Jarrod Dyson

According to Jon Heyman, the Pittsburgh Pirates are close to signing 35-year-old veteran center fielder Jarrod Dyson. Jarrod Dyson close to deal with Pirates — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 12, 2020 Dyson will add speed to the lineup and above average defense in center field. He’s posted a positive dWAR in all ten of his […]
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Market for Kevin Pillar is Heating Up

Jon Heyman is reporting that the market for outfielder Kevin Pillar is heating up, with the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates showing the most interest. Kevin Pillar narket heating up. Red Sox, Pirates are among teams. Red Sox make great sense with all lefty hitting OF and Verdugo injuries in 2019. — Jon Heyman […]
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First Pitch: Random, Speculative Thoughts

A couple unrelated ramblings . . . . **MLB apparently is considering changes to the postseason.  There’d be two more teams in each league make the playoffs, meaning 14 total, seven in each league.  The top team in each league would get a bye and the others would play three-game series. My first reaction to […]
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Updated 2020 Draft Rankings from Fangraphs

Fangraphs posted their latest 2020 MLB draft rankings on Monday morning. While this isn’t a mock draft, we can match it up to the early picks for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who select seventh and 31st overall in the upcoming June draft. In the seventh spot, Fangraphs has left-handed pitcher Garrett Crochet from Tennessee. He’s 6’5″, […]
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First Pitch: Projecting the Pirates 2020 Opening Day Roster

It feels like the World Series was just yesterday. It feels like a week ago that we were debating whether Pirates owner Bob Nutting should fire former General Manager Neal Huntington. It seems like moments only passed between that time and the time Ben Cherington was hired as the new General Manager. Here we are, […]
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Winter Leagues: Recap of All 24 Pittsburgh Pirates Who Played Winter...

A total of 24 current Pittsburgh Pirates played winter ball this off-season, ranging from Randy Romero, who won the Dominican Summer League MVP award, to Major League players Richard Rodriguez, Erik Gonzalez and Pablo Reyes. Here’s a brief summary of the winter performance for each player. I’ve grouped them by leagues and noted the approximate […]
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The 2020 Prospect Guide is Now Available!

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