Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Bradenton Marauders

3-7-23 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) At this point in the off-season, plotting out the Minor League assignments across the Pirates Farm System is a little bit of a guessing game; but, a very fun one if you are into prospects. In fact I enjoy it so much that I had BenContinue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospects: Bradenton Marauders”

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”

Pirates Draft: First Three Off The Board

7-29-22 By Craig W. Toth (aka @Bucs Basement on Twitter) I already had a feeling that Pirates Fan Social Media was going to overreact to one degree or another, no matter who Pittsburgh took with the 4th Overall Pick. Still, I wasn’t prepared for the immediate calls to trade their #3 and/or #5 Prospects accordingContinue reading “Pirates Draft: First Three Off The Board”

The 2022 MLB Draft: Craig’s List

Maybe it’s because we have moved past Ben Cherington’s initial selections. Or, it could be due to the fact that the the Pirates don’t have the number one overall pick this year. Perhaps it’s the result of already getting glimpses at so many young players this year Or, possibly some fans have checked out slightly;Continue reading “The 2022 MLB Draft: Craig’s List”