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PBN Around the Horn: Come To Think Of It, Underdog Was Underrated



Pirates Prospects

Welcome to the PBN Around the Horn. Here you’ll find news and notes from across Major League Baseball, your Pittsburgh Pirates, and around the Sports Now network.

Underdog, no, not the amazing cartoon super dog; I mean a team/organization that no one expects to ever do anything of significance. It would be fair to say that the Pirates fit that mold exceptionally well. This is no hype article saying the Pirates are going to be 2022 World Series champs; in fact, far from it. 

This is simply stating that with a fairly good pipeline, some potential cornerstones on the major league roster, and a front office that seems to be putting things together, this team could be that underdog to sweep team’s feet from under them. Not this year, or even the next, but the time will come, and patience will prevail.  

Baseball America’s latest top 100 listing 6 Pirates’ prospects is a nice start to believe the theory stated above, but what is even nicer is four out of the six are Cherington acquisitions. Yes, rankings are just rankings, but with a solid base, you can build a house, and maybe, just maybe, these underdogs can build a house on the Allegheny.      

Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes 

Revisiting the Joe Musgrove Trade

Broken Records, Checkbooks, and Ski Resorts 

Pirates Prospects Notes

In week three of P2’s new format Cody Potanko (Me), Anthony Murphy, John Dreker, Wilbur Miller, and Tim Williams give you all things prospect coverage!

Leading off with Cody (Me), I give you guys the weekly prospect update, along with a detailed rundown of Jack Suwinski (recent 40-man roster addition).

Next, we have Anthony going very in-depth with video breakdowns of Mason Martin and his swing as a whole

Next is John and his wonderful breakdown of the best pitching prospects by age.

Wilbur continues his team previews, and this week it’s Double-A Altoona. You don’t want to miss it!

Last but certainly not least is Tim, and he gives us two great pieces. The first deals with Mason Martin and him wanting to be a complete player. The last one is a wonderful opinion piece on the waves of prospects.  

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