Tag: Pedro Alvarez

Pirates Not Looking For a Change With Pedro Alvarez

After the tough error that opened the flood gates for the Brewers to tack on two more runs last night, the questions were inevitable for Clint Hurdle about Pedro Alvarez’s defense in Saturday’s media session. The error was Alvarez’s 15th of the season at the new position. With the occasional deficiencies, Hurdle does not see a change […]
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First Pitch: Pedro Alvarez is Currently Posting the Best Numbers of...

The discussion surrounding Pedro Alvarez in Pittsburgh never seems to be a fully rational one. There are probably a lot of good reasons for this, starting with the fact that he was the first big pick of their rebuilding efforts under Neal Huntington, the first big prospect who was expected to lead the team to […]
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First Pitch: Analyzing Batted Ball Data For Five Key Pirates

Yesterday FanGraphs released batted ball data, showing the numbers for soft, medium, and hard hit contact, along with some details on where the balls were being hit. These previously unreleased numbers give a deeper look into certain players, showing what kind of contact they are making, and giving some deeper perspective on their performances. I […]
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Kevin Young’s Coaching Role Expands Beyond Pedro Alvarez

When the Pittsburgh Pirates brought in Kevin Young this off-season, the thought was that he was coming in to help Pedro Alvarez transition to first base. That has been true, but that is just one of many assignments Young has had. The former Pirates’ first baseman has not only been working with Alvarez, but he […]
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All of the Key Moments in the Pirates’ Home Opener Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers today in their home opener at PNC Park, bringing their record to 3-4 on the season. The...

Injury Updates: Corey Hart, Josh Harrison, Pedro Alvarez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had a few minor injuries to their position players in the early part of Spring Training. Clint Hurdle talked today about the three big names who project to make the team. **Corey Hart played his first game today in the B game at Pirate City. Hart was the designated hitter and went 0-for-3. […]
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Pedro Alvarez to Miss a Few Games With Elbow Discomfort

Pedro Alvarez has been out the last few days with discomfort in his right elbow, according to a Pittsburgh Pirates press release. The injury is a “mild hyperextension” that was caused by a swing a few days ago. The Pirates say that Alvarez will miss a few more games, but can still participate in some workouts “as […]
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Alvarez Beating the Shift, Cervelli’s Defense, Worley’s Improvements, Lambo Comfortable

One of the most encouraging signs in today’s Pirates game against the Toronto Blue Jays came in the second inning. Pedro Alvarez came up to the plate, and faced a shifting Toronto defense. For the second day in a row, he beat the shift by going opposite field. This time he hit a fastball away, […]
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Corey Hart Out a Few Days After Cutting His Foot in...

The Pirates kicked off Spring Training action today with their Black and Gold intrasquad game. Team Black beat Team Gold 2-1, thanks to a fourth inning RBI single from Andrew Lambo, followed shortly by a sacrifice fly from Jose Tabata to bring home the eventual winning run. Nick Kingham threw a scoreless inning to start […]
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The Progression of Pedro Alvarez at First Base

Pedro Alvarez and Clint Hurdle both talked about his progress at the first base position today at Pirate City. Alvarez took grounders at first, working on the flip to first and the throw down to second base. He didn’t make many actual throws on the latter drill, instead focusing on fielding the ball. There was […]
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