Tag: Orlando Merced

Prospect Throwback: 1986 Macon Pirates

This is part six of our Prospect Throwback series, where I look at a Pittsburgh Pirates minor league set that I purchased and highlight...

All’s Well with Allie in West Virginia

His story has been told several times, but it just gets more interesting with seemingly every at-bat. Stetson Allie was drafted by the Pirates in...

This Date in Pirates History: November 14

On this date in 1996 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded veteran reliever Dan Plesac, infielder Carlos Garcia and 1B/OF Orlando Merced to the Toronto Blue...

This Date in Pirates History: November 2

We covered Gary Redus yesterday, today just happens to be the birthday of the man he platooned with in Pittsburgh for a time. Born...

Game 138 Recap: Burres Stifles Cubs

Brian Burres' outing was an unexpected and welcomed surprise. Summoned from the minors and pushed into the rotation for Jeff Karstens, Burres allowed just...

In Praise of Jason Thompson

I have a weird quest to acquire every regular issue baseball card for every Pirates player from 1952 to 1993. I'm way more than half way there, but my collection essentially starts in the early 1970s. I recently acquired a 1981 Topps Jason Thompson card, which got me thinking.

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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...