clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Player Analysis

Pirates must overhaul bullpen in anticipation of 2023

The Pirates' bullpen ranked in the bottom three in ERA (4.72), WHIP (1.43), and walks (696).

Who could the Pirates add to the starting rotation?

Some decent moves could be made this offseason.

Mitch Keller controls his own future with Pirates more than ever

Mitch Keller significantly improved in the second half with the addition of a sinker.

Which young Bucs are ready for Pittsburgh Pirates promotion?

There are plenty of exciting prospects in the Pirates’ minor league system, and a couple of them may already be ready for major league play.

From Single-A to PNC Park, Luis Ortiz’s rapid ascension to the Majors

Ortiz owns a 1.17 ERA in his first three MLB starts.

Waiver claim Miguel Andújar given opportunity to revitalize career in Pittsburgh

Andújar finished second behind Shohei Ohtani in 2018 Rookie of the Year voting

Oneil Cruz beginning to display promising future

Cruz is hitting .284 in September with 16 RBI

How close is Henry Davis to The Show?

The Pirates’ 2021 first overall draft pick has shown some signs of late in the Minor Leagues, but how close Henry Davis is to coming to Pittsburgh is up for debate.

Ke’Bryan Hayes activated off injured list, needs consistency at plate

Hayes has similar numbers this year compared to 2021.

Hunter Barco could be an interesting pick for the Pirates

Tommy John won’t slow this young southpaw down.

Evaluating the Jacob Stallings trade

Halfway through the season, the deal doesn’t look bad for the Bucs.

One change might have altered the course of Mitch Keller’s career

Keller has developed a sinker as his newest pitch.

Is Bligh Madris a future option at first base?

The longtime outfielder got a look at the infield on Sunday.

JT Brubaker turned tough April into torrid May

Brubaker posted a 2.63 ERA in five May starts

Digging into Bryan Reynolds’ slow start to the season at the plate

Reynolds is only hitting .216 in 40 games

The clock has nearly struck midnight on Mitch Keller

Keller appeared out of the bullpen for the first time in his MLB career on Wednesday

What are the Bucs getting in Tyler Beede?

The right-hander was once a highly regarded Giants prospect

Jose Quintana acing starting role with Pirates

Quintana has a 2.70 ERA in six starts entering Sunday

Is Michael Perez turning a corner?

The 29-year-old catcher is impressing fans after being called up on Saturday.

Digging into Cole Tucker’s early-season struggles

The 25-year-old former first rounder is hitting only .187 in 13 games

Wil Crowe, Dillon Peters find potential home in Pirates bullpen

Crowe and Peters have not allowed a run in 16.2 combined innings.

Who is new Pirates infielder Josh VanMeter?

The Pirates traded for the former Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Thursday.

Putting the ‘K’ in Keller: Pirates starter impressing in Spring Training

Mitch Keller has impressed in MLB Spring Training due to an increase in control and velocity

Halfway through Spring Training, who are the Pirates?

Keller, Cruz, Tucker among the bright spots while Quintana, Alford and Chavis are struggling

Cruz Control: Pirates prospect set to bring spark to hungry fanbase

When will Cruz start for the Pirates and where in the field?

A look at some potential free-agent targets for the Pirates

When the lockout finally ends, should the Pirates add to their roster?

Predicting the Pirates’ Opening Day lineup

Exciting top half of the lineup, boring bottom half.

With College Baseball back, who should Pirates fans look for?

Fans have something to watch while MLB labor impasse drags on

Who will be the Pirates’ DH in 2022?

With the universal DH coming in 2022, the Pirates will have to adjust their lineup.

Comparing Pirates’ top prospect rankings 

Six Pirates are ranked in both the Baseball America and The Athletic prospect lists.

Can Michael Chavis answer second-base question?

The former Red Sox prospect should have as good a shot as anyone.

Six Bucs appear in top 100 prospects list

Usual suspects, including top pick Henry Davis, touted by The Athletic