Keller Comes Out Strong Against The Padres

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”

Concerned About Keller

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”

No Holds, or Moves Barred for the Pirates

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.

xERA:The Lost Metric

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”

Who’s Got The Tools?

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?”