A blazing arm and a future of bright potential, a young man from Newport Beach, Calif., has the attention and the hopes of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ faithful.
The Pirate announced Saturday that their top prospect, right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole, will make his MLB debut Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants at PNC Park.
With the first overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, the Houston Astros have taken Stanford pitcher Mark Appel who turned down the Pirates after they drafted him at eight overall last year.
Pirates veteran lefthander Wandy Rodriguez was removed from Wednesday afternoon’s game in the bottom of the first inning against the Atlanta Braves with left forearm tightness, according to the team.
After making the transition in the middle of the season last year from pitcher to position player, nothing but questions surrounded the development of Pirates prospect Stetson Allie.
With the team going out and signing a new catcher this offseason, the Pirates pitching staff was looking towards spring training as an opportunity to familiarize themselves with Russell Martin.
After stints with the Phillies and, last season, the Diamondbacks, lefthander Mike Zagurski is trying to win a spot in the Pirates bullpen.
Newcomer Mark Melancon not only lockers between the more outgoing Jared Hughes and Jason Grilli but could end up pitching between them in late-game situations.
Jeff Locke was just a young, Single-A pitcher with a lot of upside in 2009. That’s when he was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Pittsburgh Pirates in a very unpopular move at the time.
Many believe Pirates top prospect Gerrit Cole could find his way to the major leagues this year, and he talked about those expectations and how he welcomes them when he joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller.
The Pirates reportedly have another starting pitcher.
Free agent pitcher and former Pirate Jeff Karstens joined Starkey and Miller on Sports Radio 93-7 The FAN to discuss some of the rumors about his health and where he’s hoping to land this year.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon couldn’t have looked much better in his first appearance with the Double-A Altoona Curve, throwing five scoreless innings in a 5-0 win at Trenton Tuesday night.
Pirates Prospect Stetson Allie’s Father, Danny Allie joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about the organization moving Stetson from pitcher to position player, and what his thoughts are on the change.
Sometimes things happen in life that we simply cannot explain. Former Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitcher Steve Blass lived that life.