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    Report from Pirate City — 3/20

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    2011 Prospect Watching: Taillon, Von Rosenberg And More

    Continuing to work our way up the Pirates' minor league pitching ranks... Zacharys today...

    Jameson Taillon  --   R/R,  6' 6",  225 lb
    Everyone knows about Taillon, the Pirates' #1 draft pick in 2010.   Taillon, who is 19 years old, has a mid-to-high 90's fastball and a hard curve,...

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    Morton Looks Good, As Does Owens

    Pirates  3,  Astros  1
    Starter Charlie Morton continued to show the Pirates' management that he belongs in the starting rotation with a 6-inning shutout performance today in Kissimmee, Florida.  Morton scattered 4 hits over his 6 innings and did not walk a batter.  He struck out 5 Astros....

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    2006 DSL/VSL: What is Left?

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    2011 Prospect Watching: Sullivan, Rodriguez, And Friends

    Continuing to look at Pirates' pitchers in the lower levels of the organization:

    Jarryd Sullivan  --  R/R,  6' 0",  181 lb
    The 21-year-old Sullivan came to the Pirates out of the new Australian Baseball Academy.  He has a fastball in the high 80's, a curve, and a strong changeup....

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    Heading Down to Spring Training

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    Jake Stenzel: The Forgotten Star

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    2011 Prospect Watching: Allie, Archibald, Trepagnier, And Friends

    Continuing to look at some of the pitchers in the Pirates' lower minor league organization.  Today we consider five more of the Pirates' 2010 draft picks.

    Stetson Allie --  R/R,  6' 4",  225 lb
    Allie was the second round pick in the draft, coming out of high...

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    2011 Bradenton Marauders Preview: Bullpen

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    Indians Top Yankees; Pirates’ Top Red Sox

    Indianapolis Indians  7,  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees  2
    The Indians had both the pitching and the hitting tuned up this afternoon as they defeated the Yankees at Bradenton.   SS Jordy Mercer, 2B Josh Harrison, and C Eric Fryer each drove in two runs.   The scoring started when Harrison tripled in...