Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Greensboro Grasshoppers

3-14-23 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) If I thought charting out the Bradenton Marauders lineup was hard, I definitely wasn’t prepared to take the trip north to Greensboro. Naturally there are going to be some logical promotions for players who performed well with the Marauders last year, in addition to those thatContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Greensboro Grasshoppers”

Through The Prospect Porthole: Po-Yu Chen

2-16-23 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) Once a year the Pirates Fanbase is inundated with a list of prospects that Pittsburgh has inked to deals during the International Signing Period. Then without fail, these young man are quickly pushed to the back of nearly everyone’s minds, until hopefully one day they showContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Po-Yu Chen”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers

5-3-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) This last week was a pretty exciting one for several prospects across the Pirates Farm System. Yet, anything they felt more than likely paled in comparison to the emotions experienced by outfielder Jack Suwinski and utility man Tucupita Marcano as they each received a surprise promotionContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers”

Through The Prospect Porthole: Carving Up The Complex League

2-26-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement On Twitter) A couple of blog posts ago I wrote about the general overuse of the terms underrated, overrated, under the radar, relative unknown, forgotten or even breakout when it came to describing Pirates Prospects in the Farm System. Towards the end of my rant piece I madeContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Carving Up The Complex League”

Top 5 Pirates Prospects: The Sky Is The Limit

12-18-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) One knock on Neil Huntington during his tenure as General Manager in Pittsburgh-with many others that could surely be listed by the Pirates faithful-was his propensity to make deals for Major League ready talent. Of course you could always thrown in the occasional Oneil Cruz acquisitionContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospects: The Sky Is The Limit”

International Intrigue for the Pittsburgh Pirates

If it feels like every season the league is captivated by another young International signing, it’s probably because it’s true. Ronald Acuna, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr., Eloy Jimenez, the league is filled with talent from outside our borders and those that play the game the right way can accelerate team building in huge leaps rather than the baby steps of yesteryear.