Tag: Mitch Keller

Baseball America Ranks Three Pirates Among Their Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America posted their rankings of the top 100 prospects on Wednesday morning. The Pittsburgh Pirates have three players on the list and they are all bunched up in the middle. Mitch Keller leads the way for the Pirates, dropping down to 52nd on the list. He was ranked 40th in their mid-season update back […]
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Ranking the Ten Best Pirates Prospects from 2011 to 2019

We released our tenth annual prospect guide this off-season. We have the first nine issues available to download free for all subscribers to the site. We recently had some top ten lists for the decade on this site, ranking the 2010-19 drafts and international signing classes. I wanted to do that for the top ten […]
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First Pitch: An Early Fantasy Baseball Look at the 2020 Pirates...

It’s been a few years since I’ve played fantasy sports. That might change this year, as I’m trying to get back into one of my favorite parts of my favorite sport. Paul Sporer at FanGraphs released his top 125 starting pitchers for 2020. I’ve always been better at identifying fantasy pitchers than hitters, so getting […]
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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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First Pitch: Don’t Count on Prospects

It doesn’t always work out that you have a need in the majors and a top prospect at the top of the minors ready to help out. Fortunately for the Pirates, that’s exactly their situation right now. The two biggest needs for the Pirates heading into the 2020 season are in the rotation and at […]
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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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Three Pirates Named to Baseball America’s Classification All-Stars

Baseball America posted their list of the All-Star teams by levels in the minors. Unlike the lists we have seen from Minor League Baseball recently, these lists are a combination of multiple leagues at the same level, and they take prospect status into account. Since the lists are 15 deep and cover seven levels, then […]
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Live Discussion: Pirates at Phillies, 6:05 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates (56-76) take on the Philadelphia Phillies (68-63) for three games at Citizens Bank Park. The Pirates will send out Mitch Keller in the series finale. He is coming off of a strong performance against the Cincinnati Reds in which he allowed one run over six innings and struck out nine batters. In his […]
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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...