Posts by John Dreker

High Praise for Quinn Priester

Analysis
On Monday afternoon, Baseball America posted an article looking at 19 MLB prospect who impressed during instructional league action last month. The Pittsburgh Pirates had one player on that list and he received some high praise. Right-handed pitcher Quinn Priester was the first round draft pick of the Pirates in…

Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco Debuts on Sunday

No Quarter, Winter Leagues
On Saturday in the Dominican, just one game was played and Stephen Alemais was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player to see action. He went 0-for-2 before leaving for a pinch-hitter. He started his second game, playing shortstop on this night after playing second base in his first game. On Sunday,…

First Pitch: What We Know So Far for the Winter Leagues Season

First Pitch
I usually do a winter leagues preview here each year, highlighting which players will be playing winter ball. This is sort of that article, though this year is obviously different. Usually we are in full swing with winter articles by mid-October and they carry us into late January, providing excellent…

MLB Pipeline’s State of the Pirates’ Farm System

Prospect Analysis
Jonathan Mayo over at MLB Pipeline posted a state of the farm system article, looking at the Pittsburgh Pirates. The article looks at the system rankings from the last update, the top 30 prospects, the top impact prospect in 2021, the future top prospect in the system and the key…