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Morning Report: A Look at the Switch-Hitting Splits for Cole Tucker

Last year at this time, the focus of the Morning Report was on the switch-hitters in the system and their splits from each side of the plate. One of the things that really stood out was how bad Cole Tucker was doing against left-handed pitching.

Prospect Watch: Career Best Outing by Austin Shields; Eppler Starts in Place of Brault

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time, or loses his prospect eligibility, he will be removed from this list.

Prospect Watch: Career Best Outing by Austin Shields; Tyler Eppler Starts in Place of Brault

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time, or loses his prospect eligibility, he will be removed from this list.

Pirates Place Wade LeBlanc on Disabled List; Recall Steven Brault

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc on the disabled list with a left quad strain. To take his place on the active roster, the Pirates recalled left-handed pitcher Steven Brault, who was scheduled to start tonight for Indianapolis.

COLUMN: What will it mean if the Pittsburgh Pirates do not make the 2017 postseason

If the Pittsburgh Pirates miss the playoffs in 2017, what will it mean for the club, its GM, its manager, and its players going forward?

Pirates Promote Max Kranick to Bristol

Pirates Prospects has learned that right-handed pitcher Max Kranick has been promoted to the Bristol Pirates. Kranick was scheduled to begin the season with Bristol, but shoulder tightness at the end of May caused him to be shutdown for a brief time and then he slowly worked his way back into action.

Altoona Curve Notebook: Escobar comes up big in clutch situations

IElvis Escobar who helped notch two victories with walk-off hits over Trenton this past weekend at Peoples Natural Gas Field for the Altoona Curve.

Should the Pittsburgh Pirates have traded for Neil Walker?

Last Saturday, the Milwaukee Brewers acquired Neil Walker in a trade with the New York Mets. Should the Pittsburgh Pirates have tried to bring back Walker?

A Country in Turmoil: Getting Out of Venezuela is Difficult For Minor Leaguers and Their Families

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part two of a multi-part series on the current political climate in Venezuela, and how it impacts players in the majors and minors. Part one can be found here.

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call- Stick the fork in the Bucs

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the week with a slim chance at winning the National League Central. After another blown lead those chances are gone.

Morning Report: Morgantown’s Pitching Staff is Full of Strike-Throwers

While talking about the starting pitchers for Morgantown nightly in the Prospect Watch and daily in the Morning Report, I noticed a lot of them have some very low walk totals. After last night's game, I looked up the stats to see how they were doing compared to the rest of New York-Penn League, which […]

Prospect Watch: Afternoon Starts for Mitch Keller, Tyler Glasnow and Shane Baz

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time, or loses his prospect eligibility, he will be removed from this list.

Francisco Cervelli Placed on Disabled List; Max Moroff Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed catcher Francisco Cervelli on the disabled list with left wrist inflammation. To take his spot on the 25-man roster, the Pirates recalled infielder Max Moroff, who was pulled from today's Indianapolis game in the second inning.

A Review of the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates after 120 games

The 2017 season has not gone the way the Pittsburgh Pirates planned, but there has been some highlights from some players both expected and unexpected.

Mitch Keller Has “Electric Stuff” and Great Mound Presence in First Two Double-A Starts

ALTOONA, Pa. - In his first two Double-A starts, Mitch Keller twice faced Trenton, easily the best team in the league with a 79-42 record, and allowed two runs on five hits in six innings both times. In both of those starts, Keller was tagged with two runs in one of his later innings.