Being Designated Isn’t Always A Bad Thing

As I sit here, looking forward to my next trip of the season out to PNG Field in Altoona to check out the Curve and the Pirates Top Prospects on the current roster, of which there are many, my mind drifts back to the last time I traveled out 22 and up 99 back atContinue reading “Being Designated Isn’t Always A Bad Thing”

MiLB and Player Development are Undergoing Quite a Change

The Pittsburgh Pirates are losing two MiLB affiliates as of this post, the Morgantown, West Virginia Black Bears and the Bristol Pirates. Tell people you’re taking something they love away and sit back an wonder why they take it badly.

Through The Prospect Porthole: Rodolfo Castro Is Impressing In Altoona

After speaking with Garett Mansfield from the Altoona Curve at length about the notable performances of Jason Martin and Jared Oliva at the alternative site, he brought up the somewhat unexpected play of Pirates Infield Prospect Rodolfo Castro. Mansfield noted that Castro has executed well at the plate, making regular hard contact, as well asContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Rodolfo Castro Is Impressing In Altoona”

Through The Prospect Porthole: Nick Mears Goes From Unknown To MLB

Signed as a free agent in August of 2018, this young right hander seemed to come from out of nowhere. Mears had pitched for two years at Sacramento City College, as well as two summers in the Northwoods League playing for the Willmar Stingers. It was during his second summer there that he really hitContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Nick Mears Goes From Unknown To MLB”

Through The Prospect Porthole: Centerfield Options For The Pirates

Prior to the start of the season General Manager Ben Cherington signed free agent veteran Jarrod Dyson to patrol centerfield at PNC Park for the Pittsburgh Pirates. From the beginning it was clear that this move was being made as a stopgap until the future player for this position was ready for the role. ItContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Centerfield Options For The Pirates”

5 Thoughts At 5: Pirates Opening Day Eve

As the beginning of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 season is almost upon us there are a lot of emotions that have been welling up inside of me over the past few months, ready to come out. Ever since the shutdown went into effect on that sunny Thursday afternoon back in March, it has been oneContinue reading “5 Thoughts At 5: Pirates Opening Day Eve”