Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Spring Training Impact

2-28-23 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Many times, when a prospect enters Spring Training there is little to no chance that they will come north with the Big League Club; often taking the detour along I-70 West, on their way to Indianapolis. In some cases this decision is made before anyone evenContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Spring Training Impact”

Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Next Men Up

2-7-23 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) In 2021 the Pittsburgh Pirates deployed 64 players to be able to make it through the season. Then just last year the number grew to 68. When you consider the size of an active roster-with the taxi squad at times-it is still pretty astonishing that theContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Next Men Up”

Figuring Out The Pirates 40-Man: Who’s Safe And Who Might Not Be

Do you hear that sound? It’s the keyboards pounding, teeth gnashing, alerts sounding, pages refreshing as Pittsburgh Pirates Fans furious debate the official opening of the team’s off-season.

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

5-17-22 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”

Through The Prospect Port Hole: Colin Selby

For a Major League Baseball team to be successful in each years June Amateur Draft they not only have to “hit” on the early draft picks, but also do deep dives to discover hidden gems as you move past the top 5 to 10 rounds. Sometimes these searches take you to places that have onlyContinue reading “Through The Prospect Port Hole: Colin Selby”