Through The Prospect Porthole: A Year Without Minor League Baseball

This past weekend I had the privilege of speaking with several members of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 Draft and UDFA Class, all of whom are currently participating in the Instructional League at the Pirates Spring Training Facilitates in Bradenton, Florida. As each interview progressed I always found myself coming around to their individual draft experienceContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: A Year Without Minor League Baseball”

Pirates Youth Movement: Top Prospects Highlight Instructional League Roster

It goes without saying that this spring and summer was full of disappointments for Pirates fans and those within the Pittsburgh organization; from the Front Office, all the way down to the most recently drafted and acquired players. Much of this goes beyond the 19-41 record, accumulating injuries and underwhelming individual performances on the bigContinue reading “Pirates Youth Movement: Top Prospects Highlight Instructional League Roster”

Where Could Josh Bell Land if the Pirates Want to Deal Him?

Before we get into this too deep, there is a belief that Josh Bell is a better DH option than First Baseman, the evidence is pretty clear if you watch him play everyday but most GMs won’t have that intimacy.

Through The Prospect Porthole: Eye On The Future

In the shortened 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Season we have seen quite a few prospects given the opportunity to perform. Some of been given longer leashes than others and at least one in particular looks like he is here to stay. In only 24 games and 85 at bats Hayes launched 5 home runs and 14Continue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Eye On The Future”

Through The Prospect Porthole: Mason Martin Sets His Target On The Roller Coaster

When I first started in this business, you know blogging, back in November of 2019, the first article I chose to write was about a young left handed first baseman that I had gone to see play toward the end of the summer at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida. That evening the PiratesContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Mason Martin Sets His Target On The Roller Coaster”

Let’s Have a Realistic Pirates Trade Deadline Talk

I know, I know, trade ‘em all, they stink. Maybe in the off season you’ll get your wish, personally I believe what the club will actually do will leave many feeling they didn’t go far enough and many believing they gave away everything.

The Draft Board Begins to Take Shape: One Week To Go

From the time I wrote my first article on the MLB June Amateur Draft back in the middle of April until my most recent Rough Draft, a lot has changed concerning the landscape of baseball in general and the draft we have come to know and love did not escape wrecking ball completely. This hasContinue reading “The Draft Board Begins to Take Shape: One Week To Go”

From The Crows Nest: The St. Louis Cardinals Farm System

So far in this series we have looked into the three NL Central Division Farm Systems who have taken some hits over the past few years and find themselves with either lack of depth or nearly barren of any elite players as it pertains to the MLB Pipeline Top 100 Prospects. The Chicago Cubs areContinue reading “From The Crows Nest: The St. Louis Cardinals Farm System”

Open Auditions Being Held: The Future Centerfielder of the Pittsburgh Pirates

For quite a few years, 13 to 14 by my estimation, there has always been a clear heir apparent who would tasked with the duty of patrolling centerfield at aaa for the Pittsburgh Pirates. As Chris Duffy, and at times Rajai Davis, were taking turns trying to hold down the middle of the outfield inContinue reading “Open Auditions Being Held: The Future Centerfielder of the Pittsburgh Pirates”