Sunday, December 11, 2011

Welcome to Buried Treasure: A Pirates Blog

Hello, I'm a 24 year-old law student with a passion for baseball.  In particular, I have a passion for the Pirates and a passion for "prospecting."  "Prospecting", to those who are unfamiliar with the term simply has to do with following baseball players as they travel through the minor league system of baseball as prospects, in an attempt to make the major leagues and make an impact for their major league team.  The NBA development league and minor league system in hockey is somewhat similar, as is the concept of developing young players for a club in soccer, especially in Europe.  However, the NFL really has no such system, and I believe the systems in other sports pale in comparison to the depth and complexity found in baseball.  To me, that is what it makes "prospecting" so intriguing and engrossing.

Anyway, this blog is my attempt to write about the two aforementioned things I'm passionate about: Pirates and "prospecting."  Hence the moniker "Buried Treasure" because I will attempt to shine a light on an aspect of baseball most people overlook or have no knowledge of, in this case specifically regarding the Pirates.

So please enjoy!


  1. Welcome! Great to see you blogging.


  2. Thanks. Figured I'd try and follow the American dream and make myself look like an idiot in the process. Hopefully I can get this thing up and running over Christmas Break.

  3. Looking forward to your content in this format. Good luck.

  4. Hi. A Fellow OnlyBucs member. Placing Jarek C. 8th is really sticking your neck out. I liked Jarek much more than Robi G up until about June. Then Robbie went on a tear and Jarek's K's kept climbing. Plus all the reports is that Jarek is a minus in the field. But I appreciate a willingness to go against the grain.

  5. Thanks dude. I am going against the grain on Jarek. I saw him a few times playing at WV and just really liked what I saw. He was also starting to walk at a decent clip before his injury this year.

    I'll go more into details when I profile him later, hopefully in a few weeks.

  6. much time did you spend on the road scouting all your picks?

    1. I saw several West Virginia Power (Pittsburgh Low-A affiliate) games this past summer. Unfortunately, this is more of a hobby than profession right now, so it limits my ability to "scout" as it were. Thank God for the internet.

  7. Nice work, man. Keep up with the studies, though. I don't think blogging about the Bucs will pay the bills down the road. Like I said on BD, let's try to get together at a Power game soon.