Tag: Mitch Keller

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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Mitch Keller Named as the International League’s Most Valuable Pitcher

The International League named their end of season All-Stars on Tuesday afternoon and Mitch Keller was named as the starting pitcher on the team. He was also named as the league’s Most Valuable Pitcher. Jake Elmore also represents the Pittsburgh Pirates and Indianapolis Indians on the list. He was named as the league’s All-Star second […]
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Live Discussion: Pirates at Angels, 10:07; The Return of Mitch Keller

The Pittsburgh Pirates (48-69) take on the Los Angeles Angels (58-61) for three games, starting tonight at 10:07 PM. The Pirates will send out Mitch Keller for his fourth Major League start. Keller was just added to the roster prior to the game tonight. He leaves the International League as the league leader in strikeouts, while […]
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Pirates Recall Mitch Keller; Richard Rodriguez Placed on Injured List

The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-handed pitcher Mitch Keller on Monday night for his start against the Los Angeles Angels. To make room on the active roster, right-handed pitcher Richard Rodríguez has been placed on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to August 10th) with right shoulder inflammation. Keller made three big league starts earlier this year, […]
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