Pittsburgh Pirates’ Top 10 Prospects: No 7 Nick Kingham
In the next installment of our Pittsburgh Pirates‘ top 10prospects series, we have reached No. 7, Nick Kingham. Kingham is a big, 6-foot-5 right-handed hurler that was drafted out of high school in 2010. He has a plus-fastball that can reach […]
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bullpen Depth Is Showing In Spring Training
Oh boy, the Pittsburgh Pirates are starting their second-half collapse a little bit early in 2014. In fact, the collapse is starting before the regular season even starts! That’s right, folks, after starting Spring Training with a 7-2 record, the […]
Edinson Volquez Continues to Disappoint for Pittsburgh Pirates
Every time Edinson Volquez makes an appearance in a Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training game, the team’s $5 million investment looks worse. Prior to Volquez’s appearance in the Pirates’ Sunday game against the Baltimore Orioles, he had a 9.00 ERA in […]
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When Does Josh Harrison Become Part of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ SS Discussion?
During the offseason, it was speculated that this would be the year in which Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes passed the starting torch over to Jordy Mercer. Things are going according to plan for the most part with one major […]
Does Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jeff Locke Injury Open Doors for Stolmy Pimentel, Casey Sadler?
Reports have surfaced that Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Locke will be scratched from his scheduled start against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, March 5 due to “tightness” somewhere on his right side. Locke had been figured into the equation to compete against newly […]
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Matt Hague Making First Base Battle Easier
Matt Hague entered Spring Training as having an outside shot of making the Pittsburgh Pirates‘ roster as the backup first-baseman and potential platoon partner for Gaby Sanchez with Andrew Lambo and Chris McGuiness for the spot. After five games are […]
Does Stolmy Pimentel Have A Shot to Crack Pittsburgh Pirates’ Starting Rotation?
Stolmy Pimentel, a 24-year-old right-hander, got the start on the bump for the Pittsburgh Pirates this past weekend against the Philadelphia Phillies, tossing two shutout innings and surrendering only a single hit while striking out one in the Pirates’ 4-1 […]
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Wandy Rodriguez Impresses in 1st Game Since Injury
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays matched up on Saturday in a meaningless battle of small market teams in Spring Training. While the score is, indeed, meaningless, some factors are important. For instance, in Saturday’s game, Pirates lefty Wandy […]
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Internal Options for Possible Third Base Platoon
Earlier this month, I wrote an article suggesting that the Pittsburgh Pirates should consider a platoon situation at third base with Pedro Alvarez when the opposing starting pitcher is a lefty. This is mainly due to Alvarez’ awful performance against […]