Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Altoona Curve

2-21-23 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) One of my favorite things to do every summer is load up the family in the mini-van and head across 22-West; on our way to see the Curve take on any number of teams in the Eastern League, inside the Roundhouse. As the mountains appear inContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Altoona Curve”

What’s the Plan for Endy Rodriguez?

I got a great question on this subject from my buddy Jim Maruca on Facebook and it got me thinking about how many angles there are to this subject that I’d probably be better off making the answer a standalone piece as opposed to a portion of next week’s Q&A.

Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Power Bats

I absolutely love it when people act like a prospect came out of nowhere. Sure, he might not have had the attention and/or the same prospect ranking as others, but it’s not like he was invisible either. Can we really pretend like a player that was drafted in the 2nd round out of a BigContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Power Bats”

Through The Prospect Porthole: Boys Of Fall

11/18/22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Anytime there is ball being played beyond the regular season fans often put extra emphasis on it; especially when there are All-Star and Championship Games incorporated into the schedule. For fans of a team like the Pittsburgh Pirates-who haven’t seen postseason action in their city sinceContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Boys Of Fall”

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”

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”

Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Speeding Up Or Slowing Down The Process

Each time I have thought about writing this blog post, Matthew McConaughey’s character from Dazed and Confused has popped into my head; voicing one of his more familiar catchphrases, “It’d be a lot cooler if you did”. But instead of you, he responds with they; referring to the possibility of a certain number of PiratesContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Speeding Up Or Slowing Down The Process”

The Pirates Start A Little First Round Shake Up By Selecting Henry Davis

7-11-21 – By Craig Toth In the days leading up to the MLB Draft it seemed very likely, according to experts and amateurs alike, that Marcelo Mayer would come off the board first for your Pittsburgh Pirates. Other mentioned options included Jack Leiter, Jordan Lawlar, Khalil Watson and one Henry Davis. As we all knowContinue reading “The Pirates Start A Little First Round Shake Up By Selecting Henry Davis”