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Pittsburgh Pirates Matchups to Watch: Bucs Debut at SunTrust

Another series means another edition of matchups to watch as the Pittsburgh Pirates battle the Atlanta Braves at new SunTrust Park.

The Twenty: Strong Week for Pitching and Hitting in Indianapolis

Every week we have live reports from all over the system, while I provided additional views of the minors via, which included Indianapolis, Altoona and West Virginia this week. We also had live coverage of Indianapolis and Altoona in the past week.

Pirates Breakdown Editor in Chief Selected to Present at Sabermetrics Seminar in August

Pittsburgh Pirates commentator and Pirates Breakdown Editor In Chief Jason Rollison has been selected to present at Saber Seminar 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Trendwatch – Mercer and Frazier Headed in Opposite Directions

Pittsburgh Pirates Trend Report. This article series examines which Pittsburgh Pirates players are trending up and trending down.

With new baserunning coaches, have the Pittsburgh Pirates improved on the bases in 2017?

The Pittsburgh Pirates brought in two new coaches to help improve baserunning in 2017. Have the Pirates become better base runners as a result?

Neal Huntington Discusses Spending Extra Payroll, Intent to Add at the Deadline

PITTSBURGH - As I calculate it, the Pirates have a current projected payroll of a little over $96 M. That figure removes money from what the Pirates saved from Jung Ho Kang's 2017 salary ($2.75 M, assuming he will miss the entire year) and Starling Marte's time on the restricted list (just under $2.2 M). […]

New Mock Draft Has Pittsburgh Pirates Going For a College Bat

D1 Baseball posted their first mock draft a few days ago and they have some insight as to where the Pittsburgh Pirates might go with the 12th overall pick in the draft on June 12th, which is exactly three weeks away. D1 notes that the Pirates have been busy scouting college bats, with a couple […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call – A Kuhl Way to Win a Baseball Game

In Pirates Breakdown's daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates.

Morning Report: Plenty of Pitchers Performing Above Average Throughout the System

In yesterday's Morning Report, I took a look at the above average hitters from each of the four affiliates. I used the league average OPS as my guide and compared the current season to last year at the same exact time.

Less is More For Chad Kuhl in Pirates 1-0 Victory

PITTSBURGH — Sometimes, less is more. That's the big takeaway for Chad Kuhl over the last two starts, as he followed his worst performance of the season with a five-inning one-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies in what became a 1-0 victory Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.


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