Tag: Mitch Keller

Pirates’ Service Time Implications After Deal

What better to think about while the world is burning down around us than MLB Service Time, right? Honestly, I was looking forward to the MLB Players Association and Major League Baseball coming to an agreement not only because it’s the kind of news I love to digest and analyze, but I also really wanted […]
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First Pitch: A Look at the Various Top 100 Prospect Rankings

Kiley McDaniel posted his top 100 prospects list at ESPN Insider on Wednesday afternoon. Every year around this time we get the prospect overkill and usually by the last one (which I believe is this one), people are over the rankings and just want to see what the players can do. So instead of taking […]
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Averaging Out the Top 100 Prospect Rankings

Every year after the last top 100 prospect rankings come out, we average out those rankings for the Pittsburgh Pirates on the lists to give a better view of how the industry views prospects. This year we are using Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, Fangraphs and MLB Pipeline. All of those sources use their own opinions […]
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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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Prospect Notes: Top 101 Prospects, Top Catchers and Top Tools

Baseball Prospectus, Baseball America and MLB Pipeline all have noteworthy prospect articles today, so we threw them all into one article. Baseball Prospectus released their list of the top 101 prospects, along with prospects who just missed the list. The Pittsburgh Pirates had three players in the top 101 and it’s a little different than […]
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MLB Pipeline Ranks Three Pirates Among Their Top 100 Prospects

MLB Pipeline released their new top 100 prospects list live on MLB Network on Saturday afternoon. They had three familiar names in their top 100. The Pittsburgh Pirates had three players on Baseball America’s top 100 list earlier this week, with Mitch Keller, Ke’Bryan Hayes and Oneil Cruz all ranking in the 52-57 range. Pipeline […]
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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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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...