Pittsburgh Pirates

The Upcoming "Problem" The Pirates Are Going To Have To Deal With

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By: Noah Wright   In the coming 3 or so years, the Bucs are going to face a “problem”. Whether or not that’s a good problem or not is up to you. However I do think it’s a good problem. The Bucs have tons of infield prospects. So much so that it could be hard for them to all find spots for regular playing time. The first wave came today with Cole Tucker. The switch hitting shortstop blasted a 2-run shot off of Derek Holland today in the rain shortened game. He did it in just his 2nd MLB plate...

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How Will Jung Ho Kang Perform In 2019?

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By: Noah Wright   Infielder Jung Ho Kang is definitely the most interesting figure on the Pirates roster this year. The slugger had missed all of 2017 and nearly all of 2018 after not being granted a work visa from South Korea. This is after a third DUI incident over in Asia. However, he’s back in the United States. After signing a one year deal with the Bucs, he’ll break camp with the MLB team. This spring, he was showed immense power. 7 of his 10 hits have been long balls. His impressive power performance has landed him the job...

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Pirates To Start Jung Ho Kang And Erik Gonzalez On Left Side Of The Infield

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By: Noah Wright   If you haven’t hear, the Pirates have decided to give Jung Ho Kang the starting role at third base, and Erik Gonzalez the role as the starting shortstop. While the news that Gonzalez will receive regular playing time to start the season isn’t much of a surprise, the news that Kang will be the starting third baseman to open the season is to an extent. Entering spring training, Colin Moran was the starting 3B, but after some spring struggles, Kang has overtaken his role. Regardless, Kang taking over at third base is overall beneficial for the...

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Extensions The Pirates Should Explore

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By: Noah Wright   The Pirates have a handful of young players currently on the roster. Many of which they haven’t really explored contract extensions with. The Pirates don’t really give out too many extensions. The last notable one they gave out was to a player was Gregory Polanco in 2016. Since then, they haven’t even been in talks with some of their players in long term contracts. However, they probably should explore some sort of deal with the following players. Jameson Taillon (RHP): Taillon just came off a great 2018 season. He finished with 191 innings pitched, a 3.20...

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Pirates' Spring Training Impressions So Far

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By: Noah Wright   We’re just a little under 3 weeks into spring training, and we’ve had enough time to get some early impressions of some players that will break camp with teams. Today, I wanted to look at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ team thus far into spring training. They’ve had some position battles that have unfolded, and while we still have a whole 3 weeks+ until the month is over, the early impressions might be showing who’s going to win those battles. I also want to go over some surprises this spring as well. One of the main position battles...

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