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TOP OF THE SYSTEM
A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the pre-season rankings, and links to each prospect writeup can be found by clicking the player names below. Players who weren’t in the original top 20 are linked to their player page on the site.
1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Indianapolis (1-1, 3.65) - DNP
2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (2-1, 1.00) - 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 0 HR
3. Gregory Polanco, CF, Bradenton (.327) - 3-for-3, 2 BB, SB
4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.191) - DNP
5. Luis Heredia, RHP, Extended Spring Training
6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.255) - 0-for-5
7. Barrett Barnes, CF, Extended Spring Training
8. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (0-0, 2.35) - DNP
9. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Zack Von Rosenberg made the switch to a two-seam fastball this year.
When Zack Von Rosenberg was drafted, the Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t have any ace pitching prospects. Jameson Taillon was a year away from being drafted. Luis Heredia was a year and a few months away from being signed. Gerrit Cole was two years away from being drafted. And the last time the Pirates had an ace in...
A.J. Burnett’s almost-perfect outing helped the Pirates to a 5-0 win.
So many events have to go right for a no-hitter to happen. We sometimes lose sight of that, living in this Golden Age of 23 no-hitters in the last six years. Even with no-hitters becoming almost as common an occurrence as Clint Barmes home runs, they still require a potent combination of talent and good fortune...
Charlie Morton will make a rehab start for Bradenton.
Charlie Morton will make a rehab start tonight for the Bradenton Marauders. Morton is expected to go three innings in his start, and will be monitored after each inning. Matt Benedict will follow Morton, making his normal start a few innings into the game.
This will officially begin Morton’s rehab clock, and will put him at...
MLB News: The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased the contract of Vin Mazzaro from Tripla-A Indianapolis on Tuesday. His role on the club is expected to be middle relief.
Fantasy Ramifications: None.
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Wandy Rodriguez was throwing today during the pregame media session with Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, and apparently things went well.
Wandy Rodriguez will return from injury and start against the Braves on Friday.
Hurdle said he would have more information about Rodriguez’s status after tonight game.
“I’ll definitely have something for you after the the game,” he said....
Wins are for the most part an antiquated statistic in baseball, but sometimes a win can carry a bit of significance.
A.J. Burnett got his first one of the 2013 campaign Wednesday night at PNC Park, but that was not what people will remember about the game. Burnett not only got strikeout No. 2,000 for his career, he flirted with perfection and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning...
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle discusses Atlanta’s Evan Gattis and his eighth inning pinch-hit home run.
Pedro Alvarez speaks to the media about his fourth inning home run, his first of the 2013 season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates finally scored some runs for A.J. Burnett in his most recent outing, and their offense seems to have turned the corner since that victory.
St. Louis' Shelby Miller could be capable of turning it right back around.
Miller looks to build on the best outing of his brief career Wednesday night while Burnett hopes for another offensive boost as he tries to...
Allie’s fast start has stirred much talk
The season’s first two weeks have produced some noteworthy performances in the Pirates’ farm system, both good and bad. It’s way too early to start drawing any conclusions from these performances, but it’s not too early to scope out some players who’ll be interesting to follow closely, either with enthusiasm or concern. The biggest...
Final: Pirates 5, Cardinals 0 (box)
WP: A.J. Burnett (1-2, 2.63 ERA)
LP: Shelby Miller (2-1, 1.96 ERA)
A.J. Burnett was perfect through 5 1/3 innings and carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. His only two blemishes were a hit by pitch and a double to Carlos Beltran. He also struck out eight batters in his seven innings. His second strikeout was the 2,000th of his career.
Has Jameson Taillon passed Gerrit Cole?
Spoiler alert: Before I begin, I’m not going to answer the question of which prospect between Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon is better. I think that no matter which side you pick, you’re going to be splitting hairs. I’ll also take the cheap way out, and point out that it’s a good problem to have to debate which top pitching prospect...
For almost the entire night, the Pirates had to play catch up in this game against the Braves. For most of the game, they did just that. BJ Upton lead the game off with a home run, the Pirates tied it on a sac fly. After the Pirates took a 2-1 lead on a long Russell Martin home run, the Braves took a 3-2 lead on a Chris Johnson homer. The Pirates tied the game back up on a moster...
We are going to lose a Jonathan Sanchez start? Nooooooooo! Wow. There isn’t much in the world that sums up the 1980s quite like that. Last night’s game will be rescheduled and it will start over. Sorry Pedro Alvarez, no hit for you. Imagine how different life would be if A.J. Burnett would have signed…
All I have to say is A.J. Burnett. The guy is a freaking legend. A folk hero. If the Pirates manage to turn it around this season it’s in large part due to the leadership of A.J. Burnett. He is that big of an acquisition in my opinion. The Braves are in town for four…
We are two weeks into the season, and once again it looks like West Virginia is the team to watch for breakout performers. The offense currently has four regulars with an .800 OPS or better. Other guys on the roster have potential and talent, but don’t have the numbers yet. It’s still early in the season, so some of those numbers could come up in a hurry.
I’ve talked about...