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

8-31-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Monday night I coached my oldest son’s first Little League game of the Fall; and let me tell you, there’s nothing like it. Kids showing up in their crisp clean new uniforms, warming up with their friend(s) in the outfield and taking grounders beside the thirdContinue 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: We’re All Told

7-19-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) A quote that I know I have mentioned on more than one occasion-in the blog and on the podcast-comes from one of my favorite baseball movies. The reason I love this quote so much is because it can be applied to the sport, as well asContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers: We’re All Told”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers: Life’s Curveballs

7/6or7/22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Last season Matthew Fraizer burst onto the Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Scene by slashing .306/.388/.552 with 23 homers between High-A Greensboro and Double-A Altoona; ultimately being named the Honus Wagner Player-of-the-Year in the Pirates Farm System and the High-A East League’s Most Valuable Player, as well asContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers: Life’s Curveballs”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

4-12-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Exactly a week ago the Indianapolis Indians opened their season-along with the other Triple-A teams across America-in what would be the first of the now standard six game Minor League Baseball series. A few days later they would be joined by the Double-A Altoona Curve, theContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”