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    Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/3/11

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  • Analysis
    Andrew McCutchen: A Real Star

    Take a look at the current FanGraphs leaderboards and you'll see these three players sitting in the top three spots when sorted by WAR (Wins Above Replacement): 1. Jose Bautista - Currently sitting with 26 homers, a .328 average, and a 1.150 OPS 2. Jose Reyes - Hitting for a .354 average...

  • Analysis
    Stolen Bases Hurt Power; Alvarez Continues Rehab

    Sunday's action in the Pirates' minor league organization began with an afternoon game in Charleston.  The GCL Pirates have the day off.

    Greensboro Grasshoppers  10,  West Virginia Power  2
     

    Three late-inning rallies gave the Grasshoppers the advantage over the Power this...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 84 Recap: Bucs Offense Shows Up

    The Pirates put a solid effort on all fronts – hitting, pitching, and fielding. The offense banged out 16 hits and scored ten times. Kevin Correia was sharp again in earning his eleventh win. The defense committed no errors. More, please! Pittsburgh pounced on Nationals and starter Jason Marquis for eight runs...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Sign Venezuelan Outfielder Elvis Escobar

    The Pirates have added their second big International signing during this year's July 2nd signing period. The signing of Elvis Escobar, a 16 year old centerfielder from Venezuela was announced today by Ben Badler from Baseball America. The 5' 9" 165lb left-handed Escobar signed for $570,000 joining Harold Ramirez who signed yesterday for...

  • Analysis
    Chris Leroux Up, Brad Lincoln Down

    Leroux has been called up. After making a somewhat successful spot start yesterday, Brad Lincoln has been sent down to AAA by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Chris Leroux has been recalled.  I talked about Leroux in this morning's Daily Player Profile, and how he's basically a new pitcher, with a new arm...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Build For a Pennant Run in 1901

    When you're writing about something that happened 110 years ago it's hard to surprise anyone with the information, especially when you're dealing with baseball standings. Last week I left off with the 1900 team and how they fared after the Honus Wagner trade put in the building blocks for a great run...

  • Analysis
    Daily Prospect Profile: Chris Leroux

    Leroux is practically a new pitcher. I can't say that I've been the biggest fan of Chris Leroux in the past.  That's been obvious going back to the off-season, when I labeled him as a guy who would be expendable to create 40-man roster space, and that sentiment existed during the 2011...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 83 Recap: Nats Rally Late to Split Double Header

    The Pirates offense and bullpen was unable to finish off a double header sweep of the Nationals. The home team rallied for a pair of runs in the eighth inning and the offense scored only three runs to ruin the 2011 debut of Brad Lincoln and salvage the split of the double...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 7/3/11

    For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. The GCL team and the VSL team both have off today and both will resume their schedule on Monday. AAA: Indianapolis (43-41) @ Toledo (33-51) 6:00pm Probable starter: Brian Burres (3-7 4.22)...

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