Through The Prospect Porthole: Capitalizing On Farm System Depth

12-22-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) A little over two weeks ago, the Pirates had eleven players poached from their Farm System during the Minor League Portion of the Rule 5 Draft. Ultimately, these losses will more than likely be proven to be inconsequential, as history has shown that the odds ofContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Capitalizing On Farm System Depth”

2022 Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

10-19-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) I get why many people-especially those within the Pittsburgh Pirates Fanbase-are not fond of hearing and/or reading about prospects. I truly do. One too many times they have been burned by the call to wait for this guy or that guy, only to have them underperformContinue reading “2022 Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

10/4/22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) I already knew compiling this week’s list was going to be possibly the biggest challenge of the season; with only 3 games on the docket, and a couple of recent promotions limiting the player pool even more. When he wasn’t injured from the end of JulyContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

9/28/22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) With only one Minor League Ball Club left in action…GIANT PAUSE for all original jokes about the Pirates being a Minor League Team….I was prepared for the difficult task of compiling this week’s list from a shallow pool of players. Thankfully, the recent promoted players fromContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

9-21-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Even though it sometimes seems as if the season just started, soon every Minor League Ballpark across America will once again become silent for the Fall and Winter months; as they already have in Bradenton, Greensboro and Altoona. For Bradenton the end of the season wasContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

9-13-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) By my count 12 Pirates Prospects have made their Major League Debuts during the current season; with a total of 28 doing so since Ben Cherington and Company took over in November of 2019. Yet somehow, there are still Pirates Fans that don’t seem to beContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

9-8-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) I am so excited that we’ve finally gotten to the nobody is talking about so-and-so portion of the Minor League Baseball Season; along with the daily requests to call-up a player who is injured lightning bonus round. First up in the former category-that I have seenContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

8-23-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) With as bad as things have been for Pittsburgh’s Big League Club over the past two and half seasons plus-posting a record of 127 and 216-Pirates Fans have at the very least been able to hang their hats on being a unanimous Top 5 Farm System.Continue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

6-7-2022 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Every new beginning, comes from some other beginning’s end If you are under the age of 45, chances are at least one of your nights out has been wrapped up with by the preceding phrase. That or you are a fan of the The Office, andContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

5-3-22 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”