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Player Analysis

What can we expect from Mitch Keller in 2022?

Despite his struggles, the Pirates can’t afford to give up on him

Should Kevin Newman be on the trading block?

Depends on if fielding or hitting is more important to a team.

How aggressive should Pirates be with their prospects?

Would it make sense to skip levels with some highly regarded prospects?

What should Pirates do if a Rule 5 draft is held?

You can never have enough pitching, but the outfield could use a hand

What route will Bucs take in 2022 MLB draft?

MLB Pipeline ranks a Georgia prep outfielder as the top prospect, with a fellow high schooler ranked No. 2

Do Bucs need a backup plan for third base?

Jared Triolo could provide insurance in case Ke’Bryan Hayes can’t bounce back from wrist issue

Can Rodolfo Castro answer Bucs’ second base question?

Young infielder showed some pop in limited action last year

Buster Posey and Pedro Alvarez illustrate the inexact science of the MLB Draft

The Bucs took Alvarez in 2008 with the recently-retired Posey still on the board.

Comparing Bryan Reynolds’ 2021 to other great individual lost Pirate seasons

Although the Pirates lost 101 games in 2021, Bryan Reynolds was great.

Which Eddy Yean will show up in 2022?

Predicting prospect success is no easy feat

Minor Leaguers who could make an impact with the Pirates next season

Contreras, Cruz are automatic locks. But who else?

Roansy Contreras the first of a line of dominoes set to fall in Pittsburgh

Who will be the next top prospect to be promoted?

Ben Gamel proves valuable as one of Pirates’ biggest surprises of 2021

Claimed off waivers, Gamel has been pretty good at times for struggling the Pirates

Yoshi Tsutsugo has turned a corner in short Pirates career

Tsutsugo has seven home runs in 22 games with the Bucs.

Gregory Polanco an exercise in ‘what could have been’ for Pirates

Gregory Polanco’s legacy as a Pittsburgh Pirate.

A closer look at Ke’Bryan Hayes’ plate struggles this season

We all expected more batting production from Hayes this season. Why has he underperformed?

Pirates roll the dice on former Japanese star Yoshi Tsutsugo

Yoshi Tsutsugo can’t catch a break in the MLB... or can he?

What could Pirates’ 2023 lineup and rotation look like?

One week after recent projections, who could play important roles for the 2023 Pirates?

Breaking down the Adam Frazier deal

Tucupita Marcano, Jack Suwinski, and Michell Miliano are coming to Pittsburgh

Pirates intend to build around Bryan Reynolds and that’s a smart move

Bryan Reynolds could and should be around for the long run.

Pirates 2021 draft class scores high marks from analysts

Most evaluators believe the Pirates crushed the draft.

What we learned about the Pirates’ future after the 2021 MLB Draft

It’s time to believe in Ben Cherington.

Four players most likely to be picked by the Pirates at 1-1

You’ll likely be seeing one of these names tonight.

Re-evaluating Ben Cherington’s first draft class

With the 2021 MLB Draft only a few days away, let’s take a look at what Cherington did his first time out.

Revisiting Brad Brach to the Pirates

I thought he’d be good for the Bucs, so let’s do a check-in.

It’s time for the Pirates to make changes in the outfield and at shortstop

In another lost season, it’s time to see what the Bucs have in the coffers at two positions.

Fresh off ace considerations, Pirates’ JT Brubaker struggles in consecutive outings

Analyzing similarities between Mitch Keller and Tyler Glasnow

Might Keller develop along a similar path?

Is JT Brubaker the Pirates’ staff ace?

Brubaker has been excellent for the Buccos. Is it time to start calling him an ace?

Pirates minor leaguers “turning heads”

Young Bucs a big hit in major baseball publication.

A breakdown of Mitch Keller’s performance vs. Tigers

Keller was better. We take a look at why and how.

Phillip Evans deserves to start

He’s a true utility man, but he should always be on the field somewhere, preferably in right field over a certain someone.