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.
Rodolfo Castro Learns To Tame His Aggression
A more disciplined hitting approach had Castro chasing less and barreling more as he repeats low Class A.
Cody Bolton's New Pitch Pays Off
The sixth-round success story saw encouraging results from adding a pitch to complement his two-seam fastball.
Kevin Kramer Knows What He Needs To Improve
Kramer took his lumps as a September callup, but that focused him on what he needs to improve at Triple-A this year.
JT Brubaker Rounds Out His Repertoire
The 25-year-old righthander should factor in Pittsburgh this year after tightening his slider and learning to vary the location and velocity of his fastball.