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First Pitch: Pirates Must Capitalize on Starting Pitching, “Clutch” Chances

A.J. Burnett was in the midst of his seventh quality start of the season Sunday but, oddly enough, it didn’t seem like the Pirates had the best chance to win the afternoon’s game. He had pitched four shutout innings and was matched every step of the way by Chicago starter Jake Arrieta. It was easy […]
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Prospect Watch: Glasnow Has Control Issues in Return

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the […]
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Looking at What Went Wrong in Luis Heredia’s 2015 Debut

Luis Heredia made his 2015 debut last night with the Bradenton Marauders, although the debut was very short-lived. Heredia did well against the leadoff hitter, but struggled with his control after that, especially when he went to the stretch. He ended up lasting just two outs, and being pulled due to a single inning pitch limit […]
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Zack Dodson Trying to Put it All Together in Contract Year...

This past Friday, Zack Dodson had his best start of the season. The left-hander struck out eight batters in seven shutout innings while only throwing 78 pitches. His outing was extremely efficient which can be attributed to mixing in a variety of pitches to keep batters off balanced. Dodson did a great job executing his pitches […]
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It Looks Like Charlie Morton is Replacing Vance Worley in the...

Charlie Morton is expected to return soon, following his most recent rehab outing with Indianapolis this week. However, that return will be delayed, as Morton will make one more rehab start on Tuesday, according to Travis Sawchik. Charlie Morton will make one more rehab start (May 19) then join the rotation, according to Clint Hurdle. […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Kaprielian Flashes No-Hit Stuff Against a Strong Lineup

We have some news from the weekend so far, plus a mock draft that has a new name for the Pirates. You can find the draft slot values for each pick here, covering all 11 picks the Pirates have in the first ten rounds. After the tenth round, teams have $100,000 to spend on each player and […]
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Morning Report: Tyler Glasnow Returns to the Mound

All Pittsburgh Pirates fans can finally exhale today because Tyler Glasnow returns to the mound for Altoona after injuring his ankle on a slide into second base 11 days ago. He ended up missing one start, and only lasted three innings in his previous game due to the injury. As far as a setback to […]
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Prospect Watch: Luis Heredia Loses Control in Shortened Season Debut

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the […]
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Prospect Reports: Sanchez, Moroff, Bell, Jones, McGuire, Tucker, Coley

After every game covered, our writers submit player reports with observations from that game. The best reports are collected each week for this feature, where we will feature about four or five players per level and the progress they’ve been making in the last week. Below are the reports from our writers who covered games this […]
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First Look at New Pirates Pitcher Jayson Aquino

Last weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired left-handed pitcher Jayson Aquino from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations. Last night, Aquino made his organizational...

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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...