Saturday Stat Sheet 4/12/14

- Worried about Andrew McCutchen‘s slow start? Don’t be. He’s started slow in the past (see 2011 and 2013), and was hitting .238 on May…

Saturday Stat Sheet 4/5/14

- Pedro Alvarez estimated home run distances on Friday night: 426 and 448 feet. Eighth multi-homer game of his career. (via @Pirates) – via MLB…

Pirates Opening Day Starter History

Tuesday afternoon, Clint Hurdle named his 2014 Opening Day starter: Francisco Liriano. The 30-year-old southpaw made an immediate impact in his first season as a…

In 47 Days…

Francisco Liriano (47) days until Opening Day… After suffering a freak arm injury last winter, Liriano made his Bucco debut last May and never looked…

Multiple Pirates entering crucial contract years

Whether or not the contract phenomenon is actually true, you’d hope that the Pirates who fall into the category have great years in 2014 (even…

The Pirates’ record-setting ground ball rates

In general, ground balls are much more beneficial to a pitcher than a fly ball or line drive. Ground balls can’t go over the fence….

PNC Park’s Hidden Advantage

After Francisco Liriano dominated the NL Wild Card game, Harold Reynolds brought up a big time theory on MLB Network that I had never thought…

Getting to know Edinson Volquez

Meet new Pirates’ pitcher Edinson Volquez.  Age: 30 Throws: Right Height: 6’0″ Weight: 225 lbs. Signed by the Texas Rangers as an amateur free agent…

2014 Pirates Steamer Projections: Pitchers

Yesterday, we looked at the Pirates’ hitting projections for 2014 from Steamer. Now, here are the pitching projections from the same system… W L ERA…

Cutch, Liriano win Players Choice Awards

The Pirates picked up a few more awards tonight in honor of their outstanding 2013 season. Francisco Liriano was named NL Comeback Player of the…

2013 in Review: Starting Pitching

Without the excellent pitching the Pirates received on a nightly basis, there’s no way we would’ve been sitting at PNC Park in October. The organization…

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