Swing Adjustments Pay Off For Cole Tucker
The Pirates helped Tucker chase less and hit the ball in the air more often last season, but it took time for the adjustments to stick.
Jared Oliva Improves Swing From Ground Up
The 24-year-old has showcased speed and on-base skills, but power development is the next frontier as he readies for Triple-A.
Injury Rehab Helps Travis MacGregor Grow
Sitting out the 2019 season after having Tommy John surgery allowed the 22-year-old righthander to sharpen and refine his repertoire.
Cody Ponce Relishes Return To The Rotation
The Pirates moved Ponce back to the rotation after acquiring him from the Brewers this summer. Now he can make use of all four of his pitches.
Pirates Focus On Improving Player Development
The fact that Pirates prospects tended to improve dramatically with new organizations did not go unnoticed by ownership.
From Out Of Nowhere, Nick Mears Reaches Double-A
Signed as a nondrafted free agent, Mears rocketed to Double-A as a reliever.
Mason Martin: Pirates 2019 Minor League Player Of The Year
Martin made several changes in 2019 that helped him maximize his power. Still he knows he has work to do.
Extra Defensive Work Pays Off For Oneil Cruz
The 6-foot-6 shortstop hit his way to Double-A, all while working hard to improve his throwing accuracy.
Pittsburgh Pirates 2019 Top 30 MLB Prospects Midseason Update
Ranking the Pirates' top 30 MLB prospects midway through 2019, including rising, falling, injured and graduated players.
Pirates Go Back To The Well To Draft Quinn Priester
The Pirates regularly develop prep righties into high-profile pitching prospects; they think Priester will be no exception.