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Fans' Choice All-Time Altoona Curve team announced

Honorees to be featuring on bobblehead giveaway series in 2018
October 13, 2017

CURVE, Pa. - As part of their 20th Season Celebration, the Altoona Curve, Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, unveiled the Fans' Choice All-Time Altoona Curve Team on Monday.

Toolshed: Prospect projections gone wrong

Steamer couldn't quite predict big seasons for Judge, Bellinger
October 6, 2017

Earlier this week we covered what went right. Now it's time for what went wrong. Toolshed once again revisits the Steamer600 projections used during's preseason Prospect Projections series, which looked at how prospective rookies would perform during the 2017 season if given 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate

Top-100 prospects on MLB Opening Day rosters

Breaking down best- and worst-case scenarios for brightest stars
April 3, 2017

Enough speculation. Enough talk. Enough training. It's time for The Show.After an offseason filled with wonder about who would wind up where, 11 of's top-100 prospects will begin the 2017 season on a Major League 25-man roster. This isn't an inexperienced group, however. Reds lefty Amir Garrett is the

Bucs' Meadows, Bell hit in spring swan song

Outfielder gets last knock before joining Triple-A Indianapolis
April 1, 2017

Blue Jays 6, Pirates 4 (Box)Top Pittsburgh prospect Austin Meadows, assigned to Minor League camp on Monday, got in one last big league exhibition game on Saturday and took advantage of the opportunity. In front of a crowd of 52,202 at Montreal's Olympic Stadium, the 21-year-old outfielder went 1-for-2 to

Pirates Prospect Primer: Meadows waiting

One level away and rising fast, five-tool outfielder on path to MLB
March 29, 2017

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2017 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Shining star: Austin Meadows ,

Pirates' Bell a successful switch story

Pittsburgh's No. 3 prospect proves a position change can quicken path
March 12, 2017

BRADENTON, Florida -- Prospect writers might want a heads-up: Josh Bell's parents read a lot about their son.During the 2014 season -- Bell's third in pro ball -- his father, Earnest, informed him that he might be in line for a move from the outfield to first base, based solely

Pirates' Bell undergoes surgery on left knee

Sidelined up to a month, first base prospect could miss start of camp
February 1, 2017

Josh Bell was coming into Spring Training ready to challenge for the Pirates' starting first base job. He may have to wait.The Pirates' third-ranked prospect underwent surgery on Wednesday to remove a loose body from his left knee, and will be sidelined two to four weeks. That leaves uncertain his status for