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Thursday September 18 2014
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More than any other sport, baseball relies on numbers. Statistics have driven comparisons of—and arguments over—different players for generations.

Over the course of the last decade, organizations and scouts have created new statistics and player value formulas in order to better understand and rank the prospects they are evaluating.

06/24/2012 - 11:57
Anthony Priore
Behind three RBIs by Andrew McCutchen and six strong innings thrown by spot-starter Brad Lincoln, the Pirates defeated the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon by a score of 4-1.

The Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff is creating a buzz around the league, being one of the top home rotations in the Major Leagues.

06/23/2012 - 20:33
Scott Kromko
A.J. Burnett earned his seventh win in a row by shutting down the Detroit Tigers, helping the Pirates earn a 4-1 victory. Burnett pitched six strong innings while the Pirates' offense received contributions from everywhere in the line-up, capitalizing on two Tigers' errors to seal the victory.

At home, A.J. Burnett is virtually impenetrable. With another victory on Friday night, Burnett is now 5-0 with a 1.11 ERA at home this season.

06/22/2012 - 23:16
Scott Kromko
Pitchers Taillon, Cole and pitching coach Filer named to squad

Major League Baseball announced today that prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson

06/21/2012 - 21:41
PSR Staff
James McDonald delivers another quality start and gets help with homers from Alvarez, Jones and Barajas.

On his 31st birthday, Garrett Jones delivered a gift all Pirates fans could enjoy: a line-drive home run as part of a 9-1 T

06/21/2012 - 21:38
James Santelli
The Pirates' offensive improvement in June can be tied to facing easier pitching and the success of Casey McGehee.

Casey McGehee and the Pittsburgh Pirates weren't fazed by a difficult April schedule, one that found them playing 22 of

06/21/2012 - 17:41
James Santelli
Gerrit Cole pitched five solid innings and allowed two runs in his first Altoona start.

Gerrit Cole, the Pirates' top pitching prospect, still has plenty to adjust to after his Wednesday debut for the Altoona

06/20/2012 - 22:11
James Santelli
Josh Willingham homered and the Pirates only managed one run as the Bucs fell short to Minnesota to end their three game winning streak.

So much for offense.

Pittsburgh posted 25 runs in their previous three games but couldn't put up the three tallies necessary to handle the Minnesota Twins tonight.

06/20/2012 - 21:50
Joel Peretic
Pittsburgh recorded 12 hits and Kevin Correia pitched five scoreless innings as the Pirates leveled Minnesota 7-2 for their third consecutive win.

Suddenly, the Pirates are an offensive juggernaut. After scoring 18 runs in their last two games Pittsburgh continued the recent wave by posting seven on the Minnesota Twins tonight.

06/19/2012 - 23:09
Joel Peretic
Sampson, Crumlich and Diaz to open at State College

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed the following players from the 2012 First-Year Player Draft:

06/19/2012 - 18:19
PSR Staff
I spent three days late last month visiting 18 high schools across the WPIAL. I drove 533 miles, took hundreds of photographs, shook hands with dozens of coaches, athletic directors and principals and climbed way too many stadium steps. I loved every minute of it, of course.
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Chartiers-Houston got on the winning side for the first time this season with a 21-14 win over visiting Western Beaver in the Week 3 CoGo's Feature Matchup.
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Ringgold knocked the Knoch Knights from the ranks of the unbeatens with a 20-12 win at Joe Montana Stadium on Friday night in the US Steel Game of the Week.
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The Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2014 season ended last Saturday much the same way their season started in the spring. With lots of promise, with much anticipation, but in the end, in a disappointing finish.
Feature FourSports Bites
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Twenty-two WPIAL football teams will have new coaches pacing the sidelines this season, including a few that will be featured in the CoGo's Feature Matchup this season.
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Several of the most coveted recruits throughout the WPIAL have already made their college decisions, most notably Sterling Jenkins of Baldwin. Others, like Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead, are still being recruited.
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Bill Cherpak misses the way it used to be. Back in the 80’s, when the current Thomas Jefferson High School coach was a player at Steel Valley, the recruiting process wasn’t publicized. It was low-key compared to the present.
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The Mon-Valley has put plenty of athletes on Division 1 football teams over the years, including several who made it to the NFL. There are a few Mon-Valley natives playing D-1 ball this season.
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