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Interview with Andrew McCutchen

Fewer than 300 players have recorded 2,000 hits in the majors. Andrew McCutchen is now one of those select few. In his first at-bat on...

Aaron Shackelford adjusts swing and relocates power

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Aaron Shackelford is a power hitter. The long ball drives his value as a prospect. However, through most of April, the slugger...

Carmen Mlodzinski improves all the way with aggressive approach

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - For many players, canned and pre-prepared quotes of trying to ‘keep it simple’ and ‘get better each day’ come off as...

Tucupita Marcano’s offseason work led to an early promotion to Pittsburgh

Tucupita Marcano tore up Triple-A to start the 2023 season. The 23-year-old super utility player was hitting .422 with nine extra base knocks, leading to...

Quinn Priester’s Athleticism Fuels In-Game Adjustments on the Mound

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Many people reminisce about their high school football glory days, but far fewer apply those lessons to their current profession. One fact...

Cody Bolton Amped-Up For Move to the Bullpen

Cody Bolton has the bug. In the spring, the Pirates prepared Bolton for his new role within the organization. With this opportunity, he got a...

Endy Rodriguez Feeling No Pressure and Enjoying the Game

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - These days, Endy Rodriguez garners significant attention. Bombarded by media on his first day in Indianapolis this week, Rodriguez was asked if...

Travis Swaggerty Embraces Daily Playing Time in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Typically, the strongest performers earn the opportunity to break Spring Training with the big league club. Travis Swaggerty ranked second on...

Pirates Winter Report: Andres Alvarez is Preparing For a Super Utility Role

Our Pirates Winter Report will highlight one Pittsburgh Pirates prospect each week, then give brief notes from each country playing winter ball. This week,...

Jared Jones: Learning To Trust Stuff Through Development Process

Jared Jones has some of the filthiest stuff in the entire Pirates organization. With a fastball that reaches the upper 90s, to go along...

Nick Garcia: Simplified Approach In Work As A Starter

Nick Garcia was an intriguing pick for the Pittsburgh Pirates back in the 2020 draft. He attended a Division III college in Chapman, originally...

Noe Toribio Sees Growth As a Reliever

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - It was a season of ups and downs for Noe Toribio in 2022. The right-handed pitcher dominated in 15 games with Double-A...

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