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Robbie Grossman became the first minor league player to walk 100 times and score 100 runs in the same season since Nick Swisher in 2004.
Almost all of the top 100 prospect lists have been released at this point, with the Pittsburgh Pirates having anywhere from four to six players on the lists. Most of the players listed had pretty consistent rankings across the board. Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon were both in the 8-16 range, and considered two of the top pitching prospects in the game. Starling Marte and Josh Bell usually ended up in the 40-70 range. Luis Heredia was either ranked very high due to his upside, or just outside of the top 100 due to his raw skills and ability.
Then there’s Robbie Grossman.
Scouts have been split on Grossman for awhile now. Some feel that he doesn’t have the speed to handle center field, where his bat plays the best. Those same scouts feel that he doesn’t have the power to be a starter at one of the corner outfield spots, where his defense plays best...
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Pittsburgh Pirates’ President Frank Coonelly created quite the stir in February of 2011, when he asked long-suffering fans to show up in far greater numbers to watch a historically underperforming club before the Pirates would consider raising payroll. Akin to “Give me a fire and then I’ll buy you some wood,” Pirates’ fans nonetheless responded in droves- a sheer testament...
The newest member of the Pittsburgh Pirates A.J. Burnett didn't have the best time ever during his first bunting practice. He fouled a ball off his face Wednesday and fractured his right orbital bone. Burnett flew to Pittsburgh late Wednesday night to be further evaluated and will undergo surgery on Friday. The word is it will be anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks for his return...
BRADENTON — Right-hander Charlie Morton continues to take positive steps forward after undergoing offseason left hip surgery to repair a labrum tear in mid-October. On Wednesday at Pirate City, Morton threw his first live batting practice to hitters and Manager Clint Hurdle said afterwards that it was successful. Morton threw “two innings”, 35 pitches to live hitters.
Yesterday’s news cycle brought word that Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates are approximately $10M apart on terms of a contract. That is a boatload of money is any situation, but I’m somewhat relieved that McCutchen and his agent Steve Hammond are looking at Justin Upton and Jay Bruce’s deals as benchmarks.
Those deals are in the 6 year/$51M sphere, so Hammond is not seeking...
Well, to be fair, only having a designated hitter in the American League is ridiculous. Yet another baseball point of view that ends up blaming Bud Selig for something. Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle holds an annual bunting tournament in spring training, and yesterday, this is what happened to the newly acquired A.J. Burnett. Time to jump ship off that Pirates for...
Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett was struck in the face by a batted ball on Wednesday and will fly from the team's spring training complex to Pittsburgh to have his right eye examined by team doctors.
Minor league camp is getting started this week, and games are about to start in major league camp. We’ll have a new schedule on the site starting tonight, so that you’ll know what to expect throughout Spring Training.
Kristy and I will both have featured articles twice a day. The first group of articles will go up at 11:00 AM. The second group of articles will go up at 11:00...
From the AP:Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a fractured right orbital bone.
The right-hander injured himself Wednesday at the team's spring training facilities in Bradenton, Fla., after a bunt attempt caromed off his face. He flew to Pittsburgh late Wednesday to be further evaluated.
There is no immediate timetable for Burnett's...
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett was struck in the face by a batted ball on Wednesday, and will fly from the team’s spring training complex to Pittsburgh to have his right eye examined by team doctors.
The former Yanees pitcher was injured as he hit during...
Here is the video footage of new Pittsburgh Pirates' pitcher AJ Burnett fracturing his orbital bone due to trying to bunt a baseball with his bat.
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a fractured right orbital bone.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a fractured right orbital bone.
Trevor Gooby, the Pittsburgh Pirates' director of Florida operations, delivered a baby when a fan went into labor during an event Tuesday night at McKechnie Field.