Posts by Tim Williams

First Pitch: The Top Trade Targets From the 2021 Pittsburgh Pirates

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Around the start of June each season, we begin to hear about potential trade targets throughout Major League Baseball. Unless you follow the 2021 Pittsburgh Pirates, where the trade rumors kick in before Opening Day. The Pirates entered this season after unloading Josh Bell, Joe Musgrove, and Jameson Taillon over…

First Pitch: Is It Too Early to Talk About the 2022 Draft?

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have one of their biggest series of the year this weekend. Going up against the Colorado Rockies, the Pirates take on one of the teams in competition with them for the number one overall pick in 2022. Fortunately, the Pirates are actively doing their best in the…

First Pitch: The Pirates Have a Very Young Farm System

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It occurs to me that the Pirates could have the top farm system in baseball by the end of this season. A system already on the rise, with a lot of promise starting to show early in the season. From Altoona on down, the Pirates have a very young team.…

Roansy Contreras Named Double-A Northeast League Pitcher of the Week

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The start of the 2021 season keeps getting better for Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Roansy Contreras. After throwing 6.2 shutout innings last week, he was named the Double-A Northeast League Pitcher of the Week. Contreras, acquired as one of four players from the Yankees in the Jameson Taillon trade, has…