This is the beginning of a build, the perfect time to be patient with a young pitcher who needs to learn his lessons at this level.
Through his first five starts of the season, Mitch Keller has been the very definition of Jekyll and Hyde; either wild and outside of zone, while hanging sliders for batters to punish, or in command and pounding the zone as he fools hitters with the off speed and overpowers them with the fastball. The strangestContinue reading “Keller Comes Out Strong Against The Padres”
The road to building a winner is rarely linear as Craig illustrated well in his piece yesterday. Recently, we Pirates fans have been given a stark reminder of the twists and turns I’m speaking to today.
How many players have left the Pirates over the years and upon being interviewed at their new home have mentioned some small tweak as being responsible for helping them reach new territory in their success?
As the storm clouds rolled in over PNC Park tonight the Pirates had already faced a bunch of demons on a night where the skyline looked fitting.
Three days after the Pittsburgh Pirates season opens at Wrigley Field on April 1st former top prospect in the organization, who reached as high as 14th overall in MLB back in 2018, Mitch Keller will turn 25 years old. Thus far in his big league career Keller has started 16 games over the past twoContinue reading “Concerned About Keller”
When they say all options are on the table, they weren’t kidding and it’s not just the trades, it’s the international signings, the waiver pick ups, the Rule 5 pick ups and soon, yes it could also be extensions.
We’ve written since last season that 2020 was not going to be a banner year for the Pirates, but that doesn’t make it unimportant.
Imagine working on something so hard for months and possibly years, only to have unveiled at a time when no one is paying attention. As most of you probably know by now, I am a pretty big “stats nerd” and spend a lot of my time in the Nerd Cave, compiling and comparing MLB playersContinue reading “xERA:The Lost Metric”
Each prospect gets a grade for their “tools” and the Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 are no different. Anyone that has ever studied MLB prospects, even for a second, sees the tool grades front and center. It gives you a snapshot of skills that each player possesses; a guideline to judge them by if you will.Continue reading “Who’s Got The Tools?”