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It's very unlikely that my words on the MLB Draft make much of a difference to the overall process. Last year, I went hard in the paint to say that the Pittsburgh Pirates should draft Paul Skenes...
The Pittsburgh Pirates made the right pick at number one overall in last year's draft. A lot can happen between now and the remainder of the careers of the players picked last year. At the moment, the...

Pirates 2015 Fourth Round Pick Jacob Taylor Has Tommy John Surgery

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted right-handed pitcher Jacob Taylor in the fourth round this year, and the tall pitcher looked promising. He was drafted out of...

First Pitch: What Taillon’s Rehab Says For Cumpton’s and Kingham’s Future

On Thursday, Clint Hurdle was updating the Pittsburgh media in San Diego on Jameson Taillon's rehab progress. During his update, Hurdle offered up the...

Brandon Cumpton Has Tommy John Surgery

Right-handed pitcher Brandon Cumpton had Tommy John surgery today, performed by Dr. James Andrews. The news isn't unexpected, since it was announced last week...

The Next Steps in Jameson Taillon’s Tommy John Rehab Process

Jameson Taillon threw a bullpen session yesterday, which I outlined in the daily recap. Taillon is still in "rehab mode" as Clint Hurdle put...

Will the Pirates Avoid the Stephen Strasburg Shutdown with Jameson Taillon?

During the 2012 season, the Washington Nationals won 98 games, taking the NL East division, and making the post-season for the first time since...

Duke Welker Appears to Be Having Tommy John Surgery

Duke Welker has been on the disabled list in Indianapolis since May 5th, and today he had this tweet: https://twitter.com/The5thWelker/status/474562168525185024 James Andrews. New elbow. I haven't...

First Pitch: You Can’t Stop Pitching Injuries, You Can Only Hope to Contain Them

Once upon a time, it seemed like every top pitching prospect the Pittsburgh Pirates had would go down with a major injury. Bobby Bradley,...

Clay Holmes Has Tommy John Surgery

Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Clay Holmes underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure. I just spoke with Holmes,...
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