By Garett MansfieldAltoonaCurve.com As the summer of 2020 rolls on, Peoples Natural Gas Field remains full of top prospects. The current alternate site roster includes 15 players with Top 30 prospect status within the Pirates system by either Baseball America or MLB.com (or both). This begs the question: Is this the most talent ever assembled at … More Is this the most talent assembled in Altoona at one time?
By Garett MansfieldAltoonaCurve.com It is nearly impossible to compile a list of Curve alumni that could play their first Major League games each year. One unexpected result of the 60-man player pools for the 2020 MLB season, an official “watch list” can be built. Players within the Pirates organization are fairly easy to keep track of … More These Curve alumni could make their MLB debut in 2020
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By Garett MansfieldAltoonaCurve.com The future is now. Although they are not wearing Curve uniforms, the players assigned to the Pirates alternative training site make up some of the best baseball talent ever assembled within Peoples Natural Gas Field. Since 1999, Altoona has served as a vital training ground for Pittsburgh’s next crop of talent, much like … More Pirates prospects at the Altoona camp
By Garett MansfieldAltoonaCurve.com Now that the long-awaited Major League Baseball season is officially underway, the use of 30 alternative training facilities around the country are soon to be in full-swing. The Altoona Curve are one of 19 affiliated Minor League franchises to directly feed players to the Major League affiliate during the 60-game regular season. This … More Pirates lock in Opening Day, Alternative Site rosters