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Kevin Newman Eager to Start His Career With the Pirates

Kevin Newman wanted to play as soon as possible. That’s why the No. 19-overall pick signed a deal a week after the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted him with their first round choice in the 2015 draft, the team announced Monday. Newman’s parents, Tammy and John, were in attendance for the announcement. “It’s a dream come true and […]
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Pirates Focus on Hitting with Runners in Scoring Position Hasn’t Paid...

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Minnesota Twins needed 13 innings to decide their game Wednesday night and the Twins took home a 4-3 win on the strength of Joe Mauer’s first home run of the season. The game ended as Pedro Alvarez struck out attempting to check-swing with Andrew McCutchen on second base. Pittsburgh is now 0-6 […]
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Hitting with Runners in Scoring Position Next Step for Pirates Offense

Andrew McCutchen stepped to the plate in the fourth inning of last Friday’s game and promptly fell behind in the count 0-2. Milwaukee right-hander Jimmy Nelson threw a called first strike and induced a swing and miss with a high slider that started inside but ran out of the strike zone. There were men on […]
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X-rays Negative on Marte’s Hand

Pirates leftfielder Starling Marte exited Wednesday’s 4-3 victory against the Chicago Cubs in the fifth inning after he was hit by a pitch in the third. Marte remained in the game immediately after to take his base and played two innings of defense before manager Clint Hurdle pinch hit Andrew Lambo for him in the […]
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Sunday Notebook: Sanchez, Kang and Unfair Expectations

Division of labor in Indianapolis It’s no secret Tony Sanchez’s inevitable demotion to Triple-A Indianapolis once Chris Stewart returned from the disabled list would cause complications for the Pirates. Top catching prospect Elias Diaz must split duties with Sanchez so as not to mitigate the progress Sanchez made over the offseason but also to ensure […]
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Injury Updates: Charlie Morton and Jameson Taillon

Pittsburgh Pirates right-handers Charlie Morton and Jameson Taillon both began the regular season in extended Spring Training after the rest of the organization broke camp last month. Morton remained behind, as his miserable Spring Training numbers indicated he wasn’t fully recovered from his hip injury, while Taillon continues his rehab from Tommy John surgery last April. Morton […]
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The Pirates Solved Jimmy Nelson’s Curveball in the Second Matchup

Jimmy Nelson shut the Pirates down in Milwaukee on April 11th. He scattered only two hits and two walks over seven innings while striking out nine batters. In that first start, Nelson showed command of four pitches the Pirates did not expect to see. Notably, a curveball and slider combination that devastated Pittsburgh throughout. Of […]
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Take a Quick Tour Through the Pirates’ New Spring Training Clubhouse

The Pittsburgh Pirates unveiled a new clubhouse at McKechnie Field today. The clubhouse is 22,500 square feet, and includes a strength and conditioning room, athletic training room, hydrotherapy, equipment room, custom wood lockers for players and coaches, kitchen and dining hall, coaches’ conference room, offices, and a press conference room. Here is a look at […]
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Projecting the 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates as a 90 Win Team

In each of the last two years, whenever the ZiPS projections came out, I did a separate article using those projections to get an overall projection for the Pittsburgh Pirates that year. In 2013, that projection had the Pirates at 83 wins. That was low, since they ended up with 94 wins, although the projection was much […]
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The ‘Stubborn’ Approach That Has the Pirates Leading the NL in...

Follow @NateBarnes_ Follow @pirateprospects When the Pittsburgh Pirates began the 2014 season, an offensive approach touting the importance of on-base percentage was emphasized after the team finished ninth in the National League with a below-average .313 clip. After 97 games this season, the Pirates lead the National League with a .332 OBP, and are scoring […]
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