Week In Review: 8/2-8/8

This past week saw the initial results of the trade deadline moves, including a few looks at the roster following the deadline, and some minor roster moves.  The big signing of the week for the Pirates was broken on this site, as 2010 4th round pick Nick Kingham agreed to sign with the Pirates.  Finally, the week capped off with two big firings on the coaching staff.  Here is a recap of the past week…

Coming next week:

  • Video recaps of Rudy Owens, Jeff Locke, Bryan Morris, Tony Watson, Jared Hughes, and video of other Altoona players.  This was delayed due to import issues this past week (aka, I didn’t have any hard drive space available for all of the videos).
  • Tomorrow morning I’ll have a feature on Chase d’Arnaud, who is starting to tear it up in AA.
  • I expect that we will have a lot of draft signings to report on, as the deadline is August 16th.  There are three middle round players who might be close to signing, other than the rumored Drew Maggi deal.
  • We could also hear more news on international prospect Luis Heredia, who is eligible to sign on August 16th.
  • The Venezuelan Summer League season wraps up this week, with the VSL Pirates playing in the finals starting Monday against the VSL Mariners.  We will have a season recap on Thursday.
  • I’ve heard the Pirates might promote some of their AA pitchers this month.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Rudy Owens gets promoted this week, especially considering his recent outings.
  • Game reports from Pirates’ affiliates.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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