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BBA: 2012 NL Willie Mays Award Ballot

Ok, finally getting into the awards that matter. As a member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, I have the privilege to vote for all the end of season awards that are given out. The Willie Mays Award is given to the league’s top rookie. 1) Bryce Harper, OF, Washington I never thought in a million

 
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Monday Evening Pirates News and Notes

Yesterday marked the 20th Anniversary of “The Slide.” Screw you, ESPN. Just a reminder to everyone that week one of the Arizona Fall League is in the books. The site’s AFL page is updated daily with how the Pirates’ prospects are doing. Kristy Robinson reports that as of now, both Alen Hanson and Kyle McPherson

 
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Starling Marte and Jeff Locke make International League Top 20

Baseball America recently released their Top 20 Prospect rankings for the International League and both Starling Marte and Jeff Locke made the top 10. Marte played 99 games for Indianapolis before his promotion to Pittsburgh and .286/.347/.500 with 12 home runs over 388 at-bats. Marte also stole 21 bases in 33 attempts. Locke made 24

 
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2012 NL Connie Mack Award Ballot

As a member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, I get to submit a ballot for all the season awards we give out. The first accomplishment we hand out goes to the league’s best manager in the Connie Mack Award. So here’s my ballot. #1 Bruce Bochy The Giants overcame a lot this year, and ended

 
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Wednesday Evening Pirates News and Notes

Brian over at Raise the Jolly Roger was watching the playoffs and compiled a list of all the former Pirates making an impact in October. There are a total of 14 ex-Pirates who are competing in this year’s postseason. Bill Brink of the PG had his end-of-season chat yesterday. A few highlights: Bill Brink: It’s

 
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Gerrit Cole Ranked as Third Best Prospect in Eastern League

Baseball America continued with its Top 20 prospect rankings and put out their list for the Eastern League (Double-A). Gerrit Cole was the lone Pirate on the list, coming in at #3 behind Manny Machado and Zack Wheeler. After a mid-season promotion, Cole started 12 games for Altoona and posted a 2.90 ERA and a

 
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