Rodolfo Castro Shows A Mature Approach
The power-hitting second baseman enhanced his discipline in 2020 even with the canceled minor league season.
Mason Martin Aspires To Be Well-Rounded
The slugging first baseman worked on his pitch selection and defensive proficiency during the lost minor league season.
Ke’Bryan Hayes: Pirates 2020 Rookie Of The Year
A change to his hitting setup this spring allowed Ke'Bryan Hayes to access his power. Now he looks like a franchise building block.
Quinn Priester Seeks Self Improvement
The 2019 first-rounder has focused on improving his arsenal, including maintaining his fastball velocity.
Max Kranick Moves Forward With New Approach
The righthander has revamped his arsenal and delivery with the help of two former big leaguers.
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.