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Feb 17, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: Top 100 Composite Prospect Rankings

The four major sites for prospect analysis have released their top rankings.  Using a point system, here is how the Pirates came out. On Wednesday, Fangraphs released their top 100 prospects (and 32 more) with reports on all the players ranked.  This is after Baseball Prospectus released their top 101, and Baseball America and MLB […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Top 100 Composite Prospect Rankings - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 6, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: Player Distribution and Risk Part Two

Every player in baseball has a projection on how they’ll perform in the upcoming seasons.  There’s a distribution in their projection, with some players having more variation, leading to a higher risk/reward, than other players. Earlier this offseason, I wrote about distributions, player value, and risk using different assumptions about four “completely made up players.”  Each […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Player Distribution and Risk Part Two - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 4, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Club Brings Back Francisco Liriano

The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to add arms to compete for a spot this spring in the bullpen.  Today, they have added Francisco Liriano. This offseason, the Pirates have claimed Aaron Slegers off waivers and he is on the 40-man roster, and the club signed Tyler Lyons (a left-handed reliever) and Brandon Maurer (a right-handed reliever) […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Club Brings Back Francisco Liriano - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 30, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates News: Team Signs Reliever Brandon Maurer

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed relief pitcher Brandon Maurer to a minor league deal.  It is their second depth signing of the last couple of weeks. About a month ago the Pittsburgh Pirates signed reliever Tyler Lyons to a minor league deal to compete for the left-handed reliever spot in the bullpen.  If failing to […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Team Signs Reliever Brandon Maurer - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 23, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Top 100 Prospect Lists

Two sites published their top 100 (101) prospect lists for the 2018 seasons.  Each list featured at least three prospects from the Pirates. While MLB Pipeline is starting their positional unit prospect lists – the Pirates have a top ten prospect among the right-handed pitcher and third baseman groups – and Fangraphs are doing their […] Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Top 100 Prospect Lists - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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