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Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America
2012 (13) | 2011 (19) | 2010 (15) | 2009 (18) | 2008 (26)
2012 Affiliate Records
MLB: [79-83] NL Central
AAA: [89-55] International League – Indianapolis
AA: [72-70] Eastern League – Altoona
A+: [60-77] Florida State League – Bradenton
A: [61-79] South Atlantic League – West Virginia
A(ss): [35-41] New York-Penn League — State College (Jamestown beginning 2013)
Arizona Fall League Players — Scottsdale Scorpions
Vic Black (RHP); Brandon Cumpton (RHP); Tyler Waldron (RHP); Matt Curry (1B); Gift Ngoepe (SS); Adalberto Santos (OF)
Starling Marte (OF); Yamaico Navarro (INF); Jared Hughes (RHP); Jeff Locke (LHP)
The Run Down
There are systems out there that have more quality depth than Pittsburgh in the starting pitching department, but no other club boasts a one-two pitching punch that can match Pirates'. Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon are future front-line starters and they'll both be knocking on the big league door this season. Pirates fans have lots to look forward to, as Cole and Taillon prepare to surface in the bigs alongside a solid and youthful core of offensive talent that includes Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker, Starling Marte, and Pedro Alvarez. Given what they currently have and what's set to arrive, it's difficult to imagine this Pittsburgh team not contending for a NL Central division title within the next few years, but with the Reds and Cardinals set for long-term success, and the Cubs creeping back toward relevance, the competition will be supreme. But regardless of whether or not they're playing postseason baseball in Pittsburgh, the Pirates organization figures to continue its recent trend of helping us fantasy owners.The post 2013 Minor League Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates appeared first on Fantasy Baseball Blog at Razzball.com.
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Baseball players often seem prone to suffering truly bizarre injuries, and Francisco Liriano is the latest MLBer to fall victim to that curse.
Happy pitchers and catchers day! The Bucs (well, some of them) are in Bradenton, meaning we can officially declare that baseball season has begun! Here are some of the most important things you should be paying attention to this spring:
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Francisco Liriano is a Bucco, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be ready to start the season. That means there would...
We can finally forget all the drama and confusion that surrounded Francisco Liriano‘s status for the past month-plus…he’s officially a Pirate now. Liriano passed his physical and is on the roster (Vin Mazzaro was outrighted to AAA to clear a spot). His contract is unique due to his broken right humerus, and honestly it’s better (and by that I mean less risky) for the Pirates...
The Francisco Liriano deal was finalized today as a major league deal. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates outrighted right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A. Mazzaro was acquired from the Kansas City Royals earlier in the off-season, along with Clint Robinson, in exchange for rookie ball pitchers Luis Santos and Luis Rico. Mazzaro was out of options. He will now...
With pitchers and catchers reporting today, and Spring Training starting up this week, we will be previewing the position battles to follow throughout the Spring. To keep track of the players who are in camp, and the updated status of each position battle, check out the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Tracker.
The Pirates have done a lot since the trade deadline to address...
The deal between Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates has been finalized. Liriano will be guaranteed only $1 million during the 2013 season with a vesting option for 2014.
Incentives in the deal could push the total of Liriano’s deal to the previously announced total of $12.75 over two-years. Liriano, 29, injured hi non-throwing arm with a fall in the bathroom after...
As if Francisco Liriano’s situation wasn’t already strange, his new contract adds a twist. The left-hander previously agreed to a two-year, $12.75 M deal. After his fall in the bathroom, Liriano’s deal was revised, and finally made official today. The new agreement was a one year deal with a vesting option for 2014. Tom Singer was the first to mention that Liriano’s new deal...
(Opening image Barrett Barnes; image credit bleacherreport)
Read Part 1 of 2012 right here. It covers the reasons Major League Baseball implemented the draft spending cap, and how the Pirates were the first casualty of the policy, failing to sign 1st round draft pick SP Mark Appel because of it.
The previous Huntington draft recaps are found here: 2011 2010 ...
For real this time.
Liriano passed physical. Deal with #Pirates finally official.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 8, 2013
It’s gotten to the point where I won’t believe Francisco Liriano is actually a Pirate until I see him in uniform. Still no word yet on the terms of the contract, but I would assume there is some language in there protecting the Pirates if he...
Francisco Liriano finally completed his deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, but it’s not the deal he was originally hoping for. The two sides had agreed to a two-year deal in December worth a reported $14 million dollars pending a physical. However, that deal fell through when Liriano broke his non-throwing arm over the holidays.
The terms of Liriano’s deal are a reported...
The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a two-year, $12.75 million contract with free agent Francisco Liriano in the middle of December, but the official signing was delayed when the left-hander broke his non-throwing arm in abathroom fall. The Pirates and Liriano were finally able to finalize their agreement yesterday, but the 29-year-old is now only receiving a one-year
With 31 home runs and a slash line of .290/.374/.484, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen had an MVP-like year in 2012, even though his team suffered through its 20th consecutive losing season. “Cutch” spent the off-season relaxing, and he’ll soon be ready to start destroying National League pitching again.
In the meantime, this five-tool...