Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

2-17-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) When it comes to Major League Baseball the word prospect has a fairly simple definition of any player that has yet to exceed the rookie eligibility requirements. The implications and expectations often attached to the term are a completely different story; especially when numbers are introduced,Continue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

A Pirates Core Is Building

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-e2gxa-122a0d0 Don’t look now, but the Pittsburgh Pirates are starting to find some starting pitching. (Well, not so much with the opener on Monday night…but you get the idea.) They also have sent Cole Tucker down to the minors and we don’t think he’s coming back. Craig identifies the next Pirates prospect he thinks shouldContinue reading “A Pirates Core Is Building”

Pirates Need To Make Some Commitments

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bhtmd-1222815 With so many question marks in the eventual contending 26-man lineup for the Pittsburgh Pirates, is it time to sign some older veteran players to extensions? We have a couple of names that should get locked in this season in order to cut down on the amount of maybes on the future roster.  CraigContinue reading “Pirates Need To Make Some Commitments”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

5-10-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Ever since I started ranking the Pirates Prospects following the first week of the Minor League Baseball Season back on April 12th, my main caution to those following the Pittsburgh’s Farm System has been to be wary of the small sample size. One three hit gameContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Pirates Offense Becoming Their Biggest Problem

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-x3c2z-1218b29 Mitch Keller is showing life, the Pirates used an opener successfully and leaving Oneil Cruz in AAA to start the season was likely the right call. Unfortunately the offensive woes are taking away from positives with only 2 or 3 true contributers. Is it time to cut bait on some players and bring upContinue reading “Pirates Offense Becoming Their Biggest Problem”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

5-2-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) This last week was a pretty exciting one for several prospects across the Pirates Farm System. Yet, anything they felt more than likely paled in comparison to the emotions experienced by outfielder Jack Suwinski and utility man Tucupita Marcano as they each received a surprise promotionContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

4-26-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) This past week the theme across the Pirates Farm System was walk-offs; with total of five across the organization, and only the Low-A Bradenton Marauders failing to win a game in the team’s final at bat. Obviously the most famous, or at least the one thatContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Pirates Numbers, Trends & Overreactions.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mtvrn-120dfca Bryan Reynolds isn’t broken, but the starting pitchers continue to be a huge problem for the Pittsburgh Pirates. If things continue this way it could cause Ben Cherington and the front office to alter their rebuild plans. We look at the numbers, the trends and a few ridiculous overreactions as the Pirates come outContinue reading “Pirates Numbers, Trends & Overreactions.”

Beer And Loathing In Milwaukee

1-21-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Each time the Pittsburgh Pirates travel to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers I get this knot in the pit of stomach; probably due to the trauma experienced from watching the Pirates immense struggles in the Brew City during the late 2000’s through the early 2010’s.Continue reading “Beer And Loathing In Milwaukee”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

4-19-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) If this was a list of top accomplishments, the feat of throwing a combined no-hitter-something achieved by Chase De Jong. Austin Brice and Yerry De Los Santos for the Indianapolis Indians this past Wednesday night-would surely find it’s way to the top. Unfortunately, De Jong andContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”