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Wyatt Mathisen Makes MLB.com’s 11-15 List For Top Catchers

The Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t have a catching prospect in MLB.com’s top 10 list that was released today, but Jonathan Mayo released the 11-15 rankings and had Wyatt Mathisen on the list. I’m not sure if the players were listed in order of their ranking, but Mathisen was the fourth one down. The Pirates drafted Mathisen in the second round of the 2012 draft. He was ranked as...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #16 – Wyatt Mathisen

The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on...
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January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Announce 2013 Minor League Managers and Coaches

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their 2013 minor league managers and coaches today. Here is the breakdown. The Managers Indianapolis: Dean Treanor will return for his third season in Indianapolis. Altoona: Carlos Garcia was promoted to Double-A after spending two seasons managing in Bradenton. He replaced P.J. Forbes, who left the organization earlier this off-season. Bradenton...
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January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: September 12

Four former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date, including a pitcher for the 1990 team that won the NL East and another that was one half of a family duo that played third base for the Pirates in the 1950′s. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a home run barrage from the great Ralph Kiner, who is linked to one of the players listed below. Franquelis Osoria (1981) Relief...
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September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

GCL Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Top Prospects

Complete GCL Coverage The Hitters The Pitchers Top Prospects When rating prospects this low in the minors, it’s all about potential. These players are so far off that it’s impossible to come up with player comps, or a range for their ceiling and floor in the majors. Some of these players might not even make the majors, as it’s a long path from the GCL. These rankings are based...
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September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

GCL Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Hitters

The Gulf Coast League is one of the most pitcher friendly leagues in the minors. The parks are huge, and the weather can be brutal, playing at noon every day in Florida during some of the most humid months of the year. That’s one thing to keep in mind when looking at these stats. The good performances become even more impressive when you consider the pitcher friendly factors, and...
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September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: August 13 – The Players

With eight former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, and a few transactions of note, including a huge change in Pirates history on one particular date, we will break today’s article up into two separate pieces. The first deals strictly with the players. Later today, we will have the transactions, as well as a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland. Jonah Bayliss (1980...
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August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Superbowl Halftime Show 2012: Pop Music With a Classic Twist

      Paul McCartney. The Rolling Stones. Prince. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The Who. The Superbowl Halftime Show went with the classic rock theme from 2005-2010 following the Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake wardrobe debacle of Superbowl XXXVIII. Why? Well, there was certainly no danger of “wardrobe malfunctions” occurring...
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January 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Announce 2012 Minor League Staff

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the minor league staff for the 2012 season. The announcement was made by Pirates Director of Minor League Operations, Larry Broadway. Here are the coaching assignments for each team. INDIANAPOLIS (AAA) Manager: Dean Treanor Coach: Jeff Branson Pitching Coach: Tom Filer Athletic Trainer: Bryan Housand The Indianapolis staff will stay the same...
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December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

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