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Pirates Have Five Prospects in the Top 100 from the 2019-20...

Ben Badler from Baseball America put out a top 100 list of international prospects signed since July 2nd. The Pittsburgh Pirates had five players make the second half of the list. There’s also a new international signing at the bottom of the article, as well as an updated scouting report for a previous signing. Before […]
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First Pitch: The Pirates Have a Talented Group of Prospects Forming...

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Winter Leagues: Winter Season Ends for Two More Pirates

Here’s a recap of winter ball action since our last update on Sunday. Only three Pittsburgh Pirates are still active, and one has been a bench player for the last month, so there hasn’t been enough for an article until today. In Mexico, Randy Romero made his first appearance during the league finals in game […]
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The Marte Trade: Doing It Right

Well, something finally happened.  It’s really tough to see Starling Marte go.  From the very first pitch he saw in the majors, he’s brought a level of excitement to the team, one that it sorely needed when he arrived. But, in stark contrast to the Neal Huntington’s recent trades, Ben Cherington did this right.  He […]
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Pirates Trade Starling Marte to the Arizona Diamondbacks

The Pirates have reportedly agreed to a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks for center fielder Starling Marte, according to Jon Heyman: Dbacks in agreement on Starling Marte trade — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 27, 2020 More to come. Ken Rosenthal says it’s two prospects Source confirms: #DBacks acquiring Starling Marte from #Pirates. Return is two […]
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Prospect Notes: Top 101 Prospects, Top Catchers and Top Tools

Baseball Prospectus, Baseball America and MLB Pipeline all have noteworthy prospect articles today, so we threw them all into one article. Baseball Prospectus released their list of the top 101 prospects, along with prospects who just missed the list. The Pittsburgh Pirates had three players in the top 101 and it’s a little different than […]
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First Pitch: I Agree With Bob Nutting, But I Don’t Trust...

The Pirates don’t deserve any benefit of the doubt from their fans. Bob Nutting doesn’t deserve any benefit of the doubt from his customers. There was a time not too long ago when I argued the exact opposite, and it didn’t go over well. The Pirates were in the middle of their infamous 2016 offseason, […]
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The Least-Known Great Player in Baseball History

The Athletic (you need a sub) has been running a daily series by Joe Posnanski covering the 100 greatest baseball players of all time.  Today he got to #61 and it was a guy who’s probably known to most folks here, but very few others:  former Pirate shortstop Arky Vaughan. The title of this piece […]
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First Pitch: Pirates are Looking for a Way to Minimize Pitching...

The Pittsburgh Pirates gave the local media some updates on injured pitchers yesterday. A specific quote from Nick Burdi drew my attention because I’ve been looking for an opportunity to share some information I got the other day. Burdi told the media the following (copied from Adam Berry’s link): “I’ve come to realize I wasn’t […]
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Winter Leagues: Robbie Glendinning Ends Australian Season Among the Top Hitters...

Our last Winter Leagues post was back on Tuesday, when we had two highlights of Socrates Brito after he drove in four runs in the Dominican league finals opening game. On Tuesday night, Brito went 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in his team’s 6-3 loss. His team dropped game three on Wednesday […]
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The 2020 Prospect Guide is Now Available!

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