Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers: Moving Toward The End Of May And Past Memorial Day

6-6-23 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Every single one of you that is reading this blog post is doing so one some sort of an electronic device; from an IPhone to an Android, or a Tablet to a Computer. It’s just kind of how things work nowadays; except when they don’t. ManyContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers: Moving Toward The End Of May And Past Memorial Day”

Through The Prospect Porthole: Call To Arms

5-18-23 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) There’s a trend taking place across Major and Minor League Baseball; not just in the Pirates Organization. Pitchers are going on the shelf in rapid succession. Just two days ago it was announced that the Texas Rangers #9 Prospect, and 3rd Overall Pick in last year’sContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Call To Arms”

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”

Top 5 Pirates Prospects: NRIs

When I first read the NRI list-and thought about writing this blog post-I started a list that looked much like the previous Top 5s from previous weeks; as in containing almost all the same familiar names. But then it dawned on me, that there were almost more surprises on the list than guys I expectedContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospects: NRIs”

Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Peaking My Interest

1/10/23 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Anytime I choose to write about, or have a podcast focusing on prospects, there is a contingent within the Pirates Fanbase that will always get themselves into a tizzy; incorrectly implying that I am guaranteeing success from each and every player I mention. As a self-appointedContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Peaking My Interest”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

4-19-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) If this was a list of top accomplishments, the feat of throwing a combined no-hitter-something achieved by Chase De Jong. Austin Brice and Yerry De Los Santos for the Indianapolis Indians this past Wednesday night-would surely find it’s way to the top. Unfortunately, De Jong andContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Dropping The Hammer

2-18-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) With the amount of curling that has been ingested in my home over the past week or so, accompanied by my family’s regular viewings of Marvel movies featuring Thor wielding his trusty Mjölnir, it’s no wonder I have hammers on the brain. Eventually, as the circuitsContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Dropping The Hammer”

Victim Of Circumstance-Jared Jones

The 2021 MLB Amateur Draft, and subsequent signing period, was an absolute whirlwind for General Manager Ben Cherington and Co., the Pittsburgh Pirates and in turn the fans of this historic franchise. After drafting five players that were listed among the top 100 of the class (Henry, Davis, Anthony Solometo, Lonnie White, Jr., Bubba ChandlerContinue reading “Victim Of Circumstance-Jared Jones”